Keep Your Pre-Finished Floors Looking Amazing

Every type of flooring requires a unique set of maintenance guidelines to make sure it continues looking as good as it did the day it was laid.

Below we cover the best care and maintenance tips for Pre-Finished Floors – our most popular products.

How to Maintain Your Floor

Cleaning your floor is an important part of daily maintenance to keep your investment looking its best over its lifetime. While your timber flooring by Mint Floors + Shutters comes sanded and finished, a little care and maintenance goes a long way in keeping your floor looking fantastic over its lifespan.

Looking fresh. The easiest way to keep your floor looking fresh is to prevent damage before it occurs. A simple welcome mat at entry points into your home will greatly reduce minor scratches and marks due to dust and gravel. For hallways and entry foyers consider the use of rugs to absorb some surface wear.

Take your shoes off! Wherever possible remove your shoes, this will help reduce the amount of dirt and grit being trafficked over the floor in your highest traffic areas. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love the feel of timber under their toes?

Don’t be a drag. Use of felt protective pads on the feet of furniture legs / bases will prevent any damage that could be caused by an accidental drag of furniture across the surface. There are many different brands and styles available, our pick is the type that screws into the bottom of the furniture. This ensures a firm hold and that the pad won’t unexpectedly slip away from the base.

If you have pets, keeping their claws trimmed will keep both your floor and furry friend in top shape.

Super important tip to remember – never use adhesive tapes (like masking or painting tape) directly on the floor, the adhesive may peel off your finish.


Clean your floor regularly using dry cleaning methods e.g. a soft broom, dust mop or vacuum with a soft brush attachment. Regular removal of surface dirt and sand will prevent the surface from being scratched.  To remove water soluble dirt use a sponge mop or a Bona spray mop with a PH Neutral cleaner.

It’s important to make sure you use a specific timber floor cleaner as common household cleaners / polishes could damage your protective finish – if in doubt, give us a call!

The Bona spray mop is the easiest floor cleaning equipment we’ve ever come across and the product we endorse for keeping the grime under control.  Made up of a detachable micro-fibre pad and trigger spray-powered cleaner, it’s painless to use, refill and clean.

It’s pretty simple. A combination of a few things in place to prevent damage plus the right cleaning products to maintain cleanliness will go a long way to ensure the quality for your floors over their lifetime. Pretty simple really, and keeps you with fresh, clean, amazing looking floors for longer.

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