To safeguard floors we recommend all furniture be fitted with felt pads. Similarly, any objects you place on worktops such as chopping boards, containers, flower/tea pots may have rough and abrasive bases. Stick small rubber or felt pads to these to avoid scratching.
Mop up spills of water and other liquids as soon as possible. When using a mop, ensure that the mop is only slightly damp and never dripping with water.
Do not use bleach or aggressive cleaners on wood. Never use a steam cleaner on your surface.
Use a chopping board for food preparation - do not chop directly onto wooden worktops. Protect floors by using a good quality doormat to trap abrasive particles at the door.
It is very important to keep wooden surfaces clean. Dust, dirt and grit should be regularly removed using a damp cloth, microfibre mop or a vacuum cleaner with a soft attachment. If allowed to build up, dust, dirt or grit can act like sandpaper, scratching and dulling your finish. If your surface looks dull, clean using Treatex Spray On Floor & Surface Cleaner or Treatex Floor Care.
Spray On Floor & Surface Cleaner is a convenient ready diluted spray which is designed to quickly clean and maintain surfaces treated with Treatex Hardwax Oil. This PH neutral product contains Vegetable oils and Carnauba wax, which means that as your surface is cleaned, a thin replenishing and protective layer of wax is also applied. Simply spray the surface lightly with Spray On Floor & Surface Cleaner and wipe with a cloth or mop.
If you are using Treatex Floor Care in its concentrate form, begin by diluting 25-50ml in 5 litres of water. Clean the floor with this solution using a mop, ensuring that the mop is only damp and never wet, or a slow buffing machine with a white pad. Care must be taken to mix the product to the correct ratio – making it repeatedly stronger can turn the floor slightly slippery, if this happens wash with only water 2-3 times which will correct the wax level.
Worn surfaces can be easily renovated using Treatex Preparation Cleaner or Treatex Wax Polish.
Treatex Preparation Cleaner is an aggressive cleaner which removes contaminates such as dirt, grease and fat, leaving wood ready for refreshing with Wax Polish. Preparation removes a small amount of wax, so do not use it for regular cleaning.
Wax Polish is an easy to apply clear polish designed to refresh worn wooden surfaces finished with Treatex Hardwax Oil. It is based on the same natural sustainable raw materials as our Hardwax Oil: Linseed oil, Sunflower oil, Jojoba oil, Beeswax, Carnauba wax and Candelilla wax. Wax Polish forms a durable, water repellent and non slip finish. Wax Polish can be wiped on using a lint free cloth or buffed on using a slow machine with a white pad.
Specialist Cleaning and Maintenance Programs
Floors in high traffic commercial locations may need a specialised cleaning and maintenance program. We can work with you and put together a cleaning and maintenance program to keep your floor looking good. Please contact us for help.