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Caring for your Floor


From the Resene ProSelect Technical Information Centre

Please refer to the ATFA Caring for Your Timber Floor brochure available from the Australasian Timber Flooring Association.

DO NOT use Steam mops, wet mops, hard head vacuum cleaners, warn brushes/brooms, abrasive cleaners, silicone sprays, steel wool or abrasive pads, wear high heels or work footwear on your coated wooden floor. This information and additional information is available in the above mentioned brochure.

Please contact www.atfa.com.au to order copies of the brochure below and ensure you hand these out to your clients on completion of each job.

Resene ProSelect Clean

Resene ProSelect Clean is a low VOC, environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaner for use on Resene ProSelect coated floors. Safe to use and leaves a streak free finish. Specifically designed to be used with a micro-fibre spray mop. Available as a ready-to-use cleaner or in a concentrate form requiring dilution.

Pictured is a Browns Take 5 – 400mm Micro-fibre Spray Mop and uses a replaceable micro-fibre pad.

Browns Take 5 – 400mm Micro-fibre Spray Mop

Mixing

Mix 1 part Resene ProSelect Clean Concentrate to 10 parts water (by volume). For particularly dirty floors mix a stronger solution at 1 part Clean Concentrate to 5 parts water.

Application

Simply vacuum or dry mop the floor to remove excess dirt, grit and dust.

Using a micro-fibre spray mop, spray/mist a small area of the floor and wipe in the direction of the grain. Allow to dry before walking on the clean surface. DO NOT wet mop the floor. For particularly stubborn dirty marks, spray directly onto the affected area and allow the cleaner to work several minutes before wiping off with a microfibre cleaning pad.

Caring for your timber floors

Maintenance and Rules for the client

These guidelines apply to any Timber floor. Following them will help your floor look good for longer between recoating and re-sanding:

Steam mops

Everyone has seen the TV commercials showing steam cleaners magically sanitising, disinfecting, deodorising, and cleaning a timber floor. The manufacturers even advertise for use on timber floors, but that doesn’t mean that timber flooring manufacturers or finish manufacturers think steam mops are appropriate for a timber floor; in fact, some have begun to specifically mention steam mops in their list of ‘don’ts’. Steam mops can cause peeling of finish, whitening of the finish and a cloudy finish.

Timber floor damage
A prefinished timber floor damaged by repeated use of a steam mop cleaner.

 

View the ATFA 'Floor care & maintenance' Information Sheet #12

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