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3 steps to best clean your timber floors

Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your wooden floors at its best. Using the right product, made especially for wooden floors, makes all the difference. 

By following our step-by-step instructions on preventive care measures and daily floor care, your floor will retain its beauty for years to come.

Watch the video at the end of this article to see how easy it is to use this product. You can find all the below products at Mint Floors & Shutters.

See below 3 steps to best clean your timber floors

Step 1: Preparations

Vacuum the floor carefully

Step 2: Regular wood floor cleaning

1. When your floor looks dirty, spray it with Bona Wood Floor Cleaner to dissolve the dirt.
2. Wipe the floor clean using a Bona Cleaning Pad on your Bona Mop.
3. Rinse the pad in water as it becomes soiled and wring it thoroughly before continuing to clean. Excessively soiled pads may be laundered.

Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your wooden floors at its best.

For oiled floors, use instead Bona Cleaner for Oiled Floors together with a Bona Cleaning Pad.

Bona Cleaner for oiled floors

Step 3: Periodic maintenance

If the floor looks dull, scratched or shows other signs of wear, follow these steps to restore the beauty of the floor.

1. Vacuum the floor carefully. Clean it using Bona Wood Floor Cleaner and a Bona Pad on your Bona Mop.
Clean the floor with Bona Wood Floor Cleaner before applicating Bona Wood Floor Refresher or Polish.
2. Apply Bona Wood Floor Polish or Refresher with a Bona Applicator Pad. Apply one even coating over the whole floor. Let dry for at least 2 hours.
Bona Wood Floor Refresher and Applicator Pad

For oiled floors

1. Clean the floor using Bona Cleaner for oiled floors and a Bona Cleaning Pad.

Bona Cleaner for oiled floors
2. Dampen a Bona Cleaning Pad with Bona Oil Refresher.
Spray Bona Oil Refresher onto the floor and distribute with the pad. Apply one even coat over the whole floor. Let dry for at least 2 hours.

Dampen a Bona Cleaning Pad with Bona Oil Refresher

Other General Tips

  1. Soak up liquid spills immediately as excessive use of water can cause permanent stains.
  2. Avoid wax, vinegar and “all-purpose” cleaners, since they dull the floor’s finish.
  3. Place mats or rugs near doorways and in high trafficked pathways to trap sand and grit.
  4. Do not move furniture or heavy objects across the floor – carry them or use gliding furniture pads instead.
  5. Use protective pads or caps on furniture
  6. Trim your pet’s claws to help avoid scratches on the floor.
  7. Avoid wearing high heels – they might dent the floor
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