How to keep your parquet in shape for many years

Thanks to its cutting-edge structure, Quick-Step hardwood flooring will easily stand the tests of time. Discover what you can do to extend your parquet’s lifespan even more.

Quick-Step Hardwood Cleaning set

1. Clean your floor regularly

A stable, durable core layer, a solid top layer and many finishing coats: what makes Quick-Step’s hardwood floors so durable is their sophisticated structure.

Taking good care of your parquet is all you need to do to keep it in shape. And for once, that’s actually easier than it sounds. Vacuuming from time to time or using a microfibre cloth to remove dust already does the trick. Want to clean more thoroughly? Then you can moisten the cloth. Take a look at our extensive maintenance tips to find out more.

2. 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*.

3. 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.

4. 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!

Want to keep your parquet in shape for many years? Visit one of our dealers for more maintenance tips and view all of our products.

*Additional tip: looking for a new look? Sand your hardwood floor and apply a new coat of lacquer or oil.