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Maintaining your wooden floor in winter

(Last Updated On: November 21, 2012)

With the three tips from Solidfloor™
The leaves are turning brown and the weather turning colder. The cosy winter months are just around the corner. You can make it cosy at home too during the dark winter months with a good book and a hot cup of cocoa. Or a nice evening in with your friends while the storm blows outside. Unfortunately, however, the dry, freezing cold and wet feet can do a lot of damage to your floor. Luckily, you can prevent that, as Solidfloor hasthree super tips for you that will keep your floor looking good, even during those cold and dark winter months.

1 Treat your floor with hardwax oil
Before the winter sets in, treat your floor with hardwax oil (natural or white). This penetrates into your floor and provides it with a protective coating. It will also eliminate any existing scratches or stains.

2 Regularly take care of your floor
A wooden floor needs the proper kind of care and protection. Regular vacuuming or sweeping of your floor will increase its lifespan and limit the risk of scratching. Use a good quality doormat. Dirt is the number one cause of deterioration of your floor. By using a doormat both inside and outside you can prevent sand and dirt from scratching the surface of your floor. Treat your floor every two to four weeks with soap (natural or white).

3 Maintain the correct humidity
The correct level of humidity in your home is essential to prolonging the lifespan of your wooden floor. The ideal level of humidity is between 50 and 65 per cent. At lower levels of humidity, your floor can shrink, especially in the winter months. By maintaining the correct level of humidity you can prolong the lifespan of your floor considerably.

Click here for more information about the maintenance instructions.

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