The wooden floors are our downfall. We enter an apartment and our eyes go straight to the parquet floor. Like the shoes, the appearance of the sheets of living rooms and bedrooms reflect the personality of those who live in the home. Although they provide warmth, the maintenance of pallets can give more than a headache to the owners. To reduce them and your floors become the envy of neighbors, we explain how to pamper and remove the wax from the parquet.
How do I take care of my parquet every day?
As in everything, there are no magic recipes so that the materials of our home are always as new. However, there is a series of tricks that we should never forget.
Sands, earth and gravel, well away from our floors. If your floor is newly installed you are in luck. Inaugurate a new tradition and have everyone leave their shoes in the hall. Add a good doormat before the front door. The sands, gravel and traces of dirt will remain on the outside and will not add unnecessary damage to your parquet. Heeled shoes are also discouraged on the inside.
Retro liquid spills: Along with the small grains of sand, humidity is one of the main enemies of the stage. Small spills should be cleaned immediately. Otherwise the wood will absorb moisture and will be damaged, perhaps irreparably. Always having a mop handy is a good idea if you live with children.
The legs of chairs and tables, to cover. The continued use of a home causes the chafing of chairs and furniture to become ugly scars. To minimize this possibility, apply felt protectors on the legs of chairs and tables and on the underside of the sideboards. The chairs with wheels also damage the parquet. Using a carpet in the office area reduces the risk of scratching.
Regular cleaning please, but dry. That we move from liquids does not mean that we give up cleaning. Whenever you can, stop by the vacuum cleaner or the mop. With a couple of weekly passes and a good prevention your pallet will remain as new without having to scrub it. If there is no other remedy, the mop better almost dry and without aggressive products. And yes, the vinegar is among them. The mixture of warm water with vinegar works in the short term. It gives back the shine and eliminates stains. To long it infiltrates in the material and “eats” the luminosity of the ground.
My parquet is a vampire. Quiet! It’s just a way of talking. But keep it away from the sun and lengthen its life. Check the condition of the varnish and reapply when appropriate.
Natural wood floor. Give wax, apply removers.
You may not have the floating floor in your house and belong to the club of natural wood flooring. In this case all the previous cares apply, but the older ones, you must add other precautions. Natural parquet floors are more prone to staining, scratching and betraying the secrets of tenants.
To prevent this from ruining your living room, regular waxing is your solution. To carry out this task there are some steps you must follow. In them the order is important because it will affect the final result.
As a preliminary note, remember to always try everything you recommend first in an inconspicuous place to avoid dislikes.
Remove the previous wax layers that may have accumulated over the years. For this, it is best to go to your specialist and request a specific deep cleaning Product that covers the needs of your platform. If you can take a sample piece the experts will be happy to help you and recommend the most suitable product.
If you detect unevenness, scratches and defects, this is the ideal time to fix them. Gently sand the floor to restore its ideal state. Check that there are no cracks or chipping. If you detect them, fill them with putty and sand again to match.
Clean delicately and without liquids the surface of the parquet you wish to recover.
It is time to apply the remover! Always remember to read the instructions for use carefully and, if you have any doubts, contact the manufacturer.