Timber flooring is a long-term investment for your house. Proper maintenance is necessary to make the timber flooring look nice for many years.

General Maintenance   hardwood flooring-kempas

  • No high heeled shoes which may dent the timber floor’s surface;
  • Use dirt trapping mats at all exterior doors to minimise dirt, sand and grit and also sweep regularly;
  • Fit protective pads to the legs of chairs and tables.
  • Use floor protective mats under swivel chairs.
  • Pets with long claws can also scratch and dull the timber floor finish so keep pet claws groomed
  • All hardwood timber floors will fade, darken or change shades over time. Exposure to sunlight will increase this process. Rotate rugs periodically and protect the floor from direct sunlight with curtains or blinds.
  • In areas where extreme temperature changes or moisture variation are common, gaps or cupping may appear in the floor. Maintain an ambient temperature to avoid dryness that may causes gaps, and moisture increases that may cause cupping.


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spotted gum solid timber flooring Cleaning tips

Regularly vacuum with a soft bristle head or   an  electrostatic attachment, or sweep with an electrostatic mop.

For stubborn dirt, damp-mop the floor using a well rung mop. Never wet mop the timber flooring.

  • Do not clean a floor with common household detergents, polishes, steel wool pads, wax or similar products.
  • Ensure that the mops and cloths are well wrung. Over wetting a floor when mopping or cleaning can change the moisture balance and cause a floor to expand, which may result in cupping.
  • Do not use steam mops to clean timber flooring. Steam (moisture) may cause the timber flooring surface cracks, breaks and cupping. The heat could also cause damaged to the coating of the timber floor.