Maintenance & Care
Preventive maintenance may be the most important factor in determining the longevity of your wood floor finish.
Swedish Finishes are superior to other coatings.
Measures to ensure longevity and beauty of your wood floors.
Regular cleaning should be done with Glitsa Clean™.
Your Newly Finished Floor
A minimum of 24 hours is recommended before returning to the residence. Providing good ventilation will minimize the odor and help the floor finish cure faster. You can generally walk on the floor after 24 hours. However, you should use your floors with care for the first two weeks after application. The more gentle you are on the floor during this time, the more satisfaction you will get from your floors for years to come.
Furniture – Allow two to three days before placing furniture on the floor. Do not drag or slide the furniture into place.
Place walk off mats in entry ways and near sink areas to minimize the amount of dirt and water that comes in contact with your floor.
Check your chair legs and other pieces of furniture and attach EZ Glide Furniture Pads, made of dense Berber carpet to all furniture that will come in contact with your wood floor.
Keep high heel shoes in good repair. Heels that have lost their protective cap can cause little indentations in any floor surface, even concrete!
Keep pet claws trimmed.
Do not over-water plants. Soil, fertilizers, and plant foods may have chemicals in them that could damage your Glitsa finish. Water is among the greatest causes for damage to wood and finishes.
Soft rubber (shoe soles, toy wheels, etc.) will leave marks on the floor. Most of these marks can be rubbed out, but should be avoided if possible.
Wood Floor Maintenance
Simple steps can be taken to maintain the beauty and luster of your new Glitsa finished floors.
Vacuum – It is best to vacuum the grit off your floors. This prevents scratching, by way of sandy grit that is tracked in on shoes.
Dust Mop – Use an untreated mop with Dust Pad on your floor regularly. This will keep the sand and grit off of your floor that may cause premature wear. Throw rugs that are cleaned on a regular basis are recommended in front of your kitchen sink and at each outside door.
Cleaning – Wipe up food and other spills immediately using a dampened (not soaking wet) cloth, a well rung-out mop, or paper towel. Regular cleaning should be done with Glitsa Clean™ which is specially formulated to clean your Glitsa finished floor. Follow directions on the bottle for correct application. Glitsa Clean™ is available through your flooring contractor.
No Waxing – Glitsa finished floors should never be waxed. Do not use oils or waxes, or cleaners that have these properties, on your Glitsa finish. If wax or other treatments are applied, recoating may not be possible.
Recoat – As your floor begins to show wear and does not clean easily with Glitsa Clean™, recoating is recommended. Glitsa Aerosol is available for minor repairs or touch up for the Gold Seal System. Contact your hardwood flooring professional when recoating becomes necessary.
Ask Your Wood Floor Professionals
We know that you will have questions about wood flooring, and we are here to answer. Your satifaction is our #1 priority.
- Wood floors are all we do
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