How to clean your hardwood floor?

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How to clean your hardwood floor?

A little bit of regular care will keep your wooden flooring looking as beautiful as the day it was installed. Here are a few tips.

  1. Use a microfiber cloth or a vacuum cleaner to remove dust. Disposable wipes will stain your floor and attract more dust.
  2. Slightly moist maintenance is good – but only occasionally. Cleaning too often or using too much water is unnecessary and can even damage your floor.
  3. Dilute 1 cap of cleaning solution in a 5-liter bucket of water. Soak a cloth mop in the solution and wring the mop out very well. The mop should be only slightly moist. Always drag the mop backwards using a zig zag motion along the lengthwise direction of your flooring planks. Wipe the entire floor without lifting the mop or microfiber cloth. Spread the solution evenly over the floor – NEVER pour the bucket of solution on the floor.
  4. Wipe dry with a microfiber cloth until no more moisture is visible.
  5. If your wooden flooring is oiled, regular oil treatments will keep your floor from looking dry or dull while bringing out the natural beauty of the wood grain.
  6. Dilute 2 – 4 capfuls Oil Care in 5l of water. Ask your local dealer for advice on which type of product to use. Soak a clean mop in the solution and wring it out until the mop is only slightly moist.
  7. Rinse the mop regularly and don’t forget to wring it out well.
  8. Allow the floor some time to dry before using it again. Depending on the humidity level in the room, 1-2 hours should suffice.

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We recommend a dry cleaning of the hardwood floor by using the Quick-Step Microfiber Mop. Cleaning with a slightly damp mop is also possible, but only occasionally. Cleaning to often or using a damp mop is unnecessary and may even irreparably damage your floor.

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