Tegola engineered wood is versatile, easy to install and will look elegant wherever it’s fitted. To keep the wood looking its best, we’ve listed a few top-tips and pulled together a handy care guide to help maintain your flooring.
Follow our care guide below for advice on how best to look after your wood floor.
It’s important to clean your floor on a weekly basis to clear up dust and any food debris. A simple brush will keep your floor looking like new. Use a flat-bottomed mop to reduce the risk of surface water accumulating.
You can also use a microfiber dust mop to remove dirt and debris, but never use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as these can easily damage your Tegola wood floor.
TOP TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR TEGOLA WOOD FLOORING
- Mop up any spills or food stains as quickly as possible to maintain the finish of your wood floor.
- Sweep or vacuum your wood floor daily, use a soft flooring attachment or soft brush to remove debris.
- Always vacuum the floor before washing as this will remove dirt and dust to help avoid scratching the wood surface. You can also use a dry microfiber mop to pick up dirt and debris.
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR TEGOLA WOOD FLOOR
Engineered wood flooring is easier to maintain than solid wood flooring but there are still a few steps that need to be taken to ensure your flooring stays looking its best.
Clean the floor regularly, but there are some chemicals and materials to avoid.
- Never use wax-based cleaners or harsh detergents and check the labels before using the product to ensure it’s suitable for the wood flooring.
- Do not use abrasive materials, like steel wool, as this will scratch the surface and destroy its appearance.
- Rinse the wood flooring with clean water after using detergents.
It is safe to mop Tegola wood flooring, but there are a few tips to consider.
- Use a flat-bottomed mop instead of a traditional cut-end mop as this retains more water, reducing the risk of surface water accumulating.
- Wipe any spills as quickly as possible as excessive water can cause irreversible damage to your wood flooring.
- Use two buckets, one with a safe detergent mix and one with clean water and ensure you rinse the mop with clean water to remove residues.
- Only use a well-wrung mop to reduce excess surface water from building up and causing bubbling.
PROTECTING YOUR TEGOLA WOOD FLOOR FROM DENTS AND SCRATCHES
Wood flooring is more prone to dents and scratches but there are a few simple steps to take to avoid this damage.
- Place mats at external entrances to reduce dirt and debris from being brought in.
- Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to minimise scratches from grit and dust.
- Do not more heavy items across the floor and use pads under table legs and castors under chairs.
- Do not walk on the floor with spiked heels or stilettos as this can cause damage to the top wear layer of the wood.
REPAIRING YOUR TEGOLA WOOD FLOOR
It’s easy to repair any scratches or remove surface blemishes in your wood flooring without having to uplift the floor.
- Sand off and re-varnish or wax the floor. Engineered wood only has a veneer of real wood, so it can be sanded a few times.
- Specialist wood kits are available in a variety of colours that will match your existing floor.
- It’s easy to replace engineered wood with a click system if they are severely damaged.