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How to Properly Maintain Your Solid Oak Flooring from Oak Floors Online

One of the greatest investments you can make for your home is in oak wood flooring. Not only does it look stylish in any room, it requires very little cleaning and care compared to carpet.

 
PRLog - Sep. 7, 2010 - However, over time and due to wear and tear, it is only natural that the floor will start to show signs of ageing, such as marks and scratches.

Some people may not mind these signs of normal usage, saying it simply adds to the natural character of the wood and enhances its beauty. That said, most people will agree that when investing in such a beautiful addition to your home, it is always best to make sure you properly protect your flooring wherever you can, and there are a number of ways you can do this.

First of all, you should think of ways you can prevent damage caused to your oak wood flooring through normal usage. Always keep the floor free of dirt and grit, and make sure any liquid spillages are dried up as soon as possible. It is best to use neutral pH cleaners made specifically for wood flooring because this will preserve the finishing effect that the oak flooring was originally treated with.

If you need to move furniture in the room, always lift it and NEVER drag it, as this will scratch the flooring. It is always advisable to fit all furniture legs with self-adhesive felt pads to prevent this from happening. This also makes the furniture easier to re-position within your room.
The sun’s UV rays can discolour some species of wood flooring, especially when installed in sun rooms and conservatories, so care should be taken to protect it by closing the window blinds or curtains when possible.

It is also important to take proper care of your flooring by cleaning the surface often, but this in itself can cause scratches if you are not careful with your choice of cleaning tool. Brooms and soft brushed seem to be the favoured choice to clean your flooring, but it will also be necessary to use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from time to time, but always use one with a bare floor attachment to prevent damage.

For everything you need to maintain your oak flooring, look no further than Oak Floors Online, a leading supplier of both solid and engineered oak flooring. Oak Floors Online also supply a wide range of materials to help you protect and maintain your oak wood flooring, from special floor cleaning liquids, to hard Waxoil (a natural mix of wax and oil) and varnish. A full range of self-adhesive felt floor protectors are also available, along with maintenance kits and floor repair kits, all available at very competitive prices.

Oak Floors Online are the only retailers in the UK to offer a lifetime quality guarantee on all of their oak flooring. This means that, should you experience any problems with your floor at any point, and those problems are proven to relate to a fault within the structure or quality of the product itself, Oak Floors Online will replace the entire floor, no questions asked.

For more information about Oak Floors Online, or to browse their range of oak wood flooring, visit the Oak Floors Online website at http://www.oakfloorsonline.co.uk/

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The Oak Floors Online Company deal with and assist the DIY sector, the General Public, Self Builders, Builders, Architects, Designers, Developers and anyone else who wants a quality floor at the most competitive price available in today’s market.

http://www.oakfloorsonline.co.uk/

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