While cleaning a surface like the sealed hardwood floor is fairly simple, lacquered, varnished, shellacked or oil-treated floors may be more difficult to maintain. Although most of the new houses use surface-sealed hardwood, many older homes and Victorian houses still have the sealtreated floors. Here, we give you a few tips to keep your seal-treated or oil-treated floors in premium condition in smart ways.
Regular dusting with a dry mop keeps the surface free of dust and sand particles. Use a dry microfiber mop for this purpose. You could also use your vacuum for the routine dusting. Standing Water can damage any kind of wood surface, but you can use a damp mop to wipe clean surfacesealed hardwood floors. However, moisture just does not go down well for oil-treated or lacquered surfaces, so you should never mop waxed surfaces.
You would want to wax your oil-treated floor a few times in the year. High-traffic areas like the living room or kitchen may need to be waxed every few weeks. Keep these things in mind:
You can think of hiring a buffing machine to make your job easier. Remember to buff in the direction of the wood grain, though. Commercial waxes are made available by a number of brands. Before selecting a product, read the directions carefully and refer to the recommendations of your floor’s manufacturer. You can follow the simple tricks listed below for everyday care.