How to Maintain Unfinished Wood Flooring

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In this video, you'll learn how to maintain unfinished wood flooring.

It's an important work to make your home or office look nicer!

Unfinished parquet flooring in your home? Help is at hand! This step-by-step video will tell you everything you need to know to maintain and care for your floor.

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In this video, we are going to learn how to maintain unfinished parquet flooring

Unfinished parquet floor is easily marked or stained, but a few simple cleaning techniques can give it new life

For this job, you will need: a microfibre broom, a hard bristle brush, black soap, a microfibre cloth, coarse and fine-grit sandpaper, and a parquet or hardwood floor renewal product such as a floor oil

Cleaning and upkeep of your parquet floor will be detailed in 3 steps:

Step 1: Sanding

Begin by sweeping away any dust on your floor. Use 120 grit sandpaper and sand the floor. Sweep the floor once again to remove any sawdust

Attention: Do not repeat this sanding step too often in order to avoid damaging the parquet

Step 2: Cleaning

Pour a large capful of black soap into a bucket of warm water. Take a hard bristle brush and clean the floor. Always begin at the corners and edges, and be sure to brush in the direction of the wood grain.

It's also possible to replace black soap with potato starch

It's also possible to replace black soap with potato starch

Dry with a microfibre cloth

To wipe away any stains, sand lightly with size 80 fine-grit sandpaper

wipe away any dust thoroughly with a broom

Step 3: Applying parquet finishing product

Making sure that the floor is completely dry, apply your floor oil finishing product with the aid of a microfibre cloth

Take care to make your strokes regular and make sure that you floor is evenly coated

Leave to dry for around 1 hour before applying a second coat

Leave the second coat to dry for the indicated time

Repeat this process every six months with the same product for a perfectly protected floor

you now know how to properly maintain your unfinished parquet flooring

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