How to keep your wood floor look beautiful for many years?

Discover what you can do to extend your Parquet’s lifespan even more.

Clean your floor regularly

Once installed, a Quick-Step hardwood floor is immediately ready for use. However, if you want to clean it first, don’t use any protective products. Just remove all dust and loose dirt with a soft broom and a dust pan. If you wish to use a moist mop, be sure to follow these instructions for more intensive cleaning:

  1. Dilute 1 cap of Quick-Step cleaning product in a 5-litre bucket of water;
  2. Soak the Quick-Step cleaning mop in this solution;
  3. Wring out well;
  4. Make sure the mop is only slightly moist before cleaning the floor;
  5. Always move the Quick-Step cleaning mop backwards towards you and make a zigzag movement across the floor;
  6. Wipe the whole floor without lifting the microfiber tissue;
  7. Wipe in the lengthways direction of the panels;
  8. Spread the solution evenly across the whole floor;
  9. Never pour the bucket of solution across the floor;
  10. Always wipe dry with a microfiber cloth until no more moisture is visible on the floor.

Check the humidity in your home

The right humidity in a room (between 40 and 60%) is crucial to protect your floor. Warm air easily becomes too humid, potentially making the wood planks expand. The colder the air, the less water it contains, which can make wood shrink. During winter, heating systems further dehydrate the air indoors.

A hygrometer can give you the specifics about the humidity in your home. Make sure to attach it to an indoor wall, not too close to a window. If the air is too dry or humid, humidifiers, air scrubbers and dehumidifiers can do the trick.

Ask for a bit of green help

There’s also a natural way of solving room humidity problems: houseplants. They release oxygen, moisten the air and purify it: that’s not only good for your hardwood floor, but for your health as well. A double win!

Give your floor the appropriate treatment

Like natural stone, oiled hardwood floors need to be treated regularly. Oiling stops your parquet from looking dry and dull. With the right oil, such as the Quick-Step Oil Care, you can bring out its natural beauty.

For oiled wood floors that need intense care and repair, you can use the Quick-Step Maintenance Oil. For intense care and repair, use the Quick-Step Maintenance Oil every 6-12 months.

Discover our oiled wooden floors

3 tips for oiling a floor

Oiled wooden floors have a beautiful sheen, and the oil protects them from dirt. When oiling a wooden floor, there are three steps you should follow for excellent results. Read our simple guide below!

1. Re-oil the floor frequently

It’s important to know that Quick-Step oiled wood floors have already been treated with oil and should not be sanded. We recommend to re-oil them once or twice a year in rooms that are exposed to wear and tear, but less frequently in areas with less traffic. If the floor looks dry or if stains are becoming difficult to remove, it should be re-oiled. Carefully vacuum and mop the floor, and then leave it to dry for at least half an hour.

2. Several thin layers of oil are better than one thick layer

Spread a thin, even layer of Quick-Step maintenance oil on the wooden floor using a microfiber cloth. Your local dealer will help you with advising on which product to use. There is white and transparent maintenance oil.

Let the Quick-Step maintenance oil soak in for a few minutes. Finish up by wiping the surface with a clean microfiber cloth.

3. Let the floor rest

Allow the floor to rest and harden for at least 12 hours, but ideally up to 24 hours.

Watch the video

Was this article helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Oops. Something went wrong.

An unknown error has occurred. Please try again. If the issue continues, please get in touch.

Related articles

  • How to clean a wood floor?
  • How to clean your hardwood floor?
  • How to clean your new Parquet floor for the very first time?
  • How to remove stains from your wood flooring?

Find a dealer nearby

Whether you’ve already found the perfect flooring or want to explore some more: our vast network of Quick-Step dealers is always close by.