The Education Centre: How to Maintain Oiled Flooring?

After-Installation Care

All oiled floors should be thoroughly cleaned right after installation and as part of a regular cleaning regime. The surface will then be more hardwearing and easier to clean and maintain in the future. This is because the recommended soap used to clean oiled floors coats the surface with an invisible film, providing additional protection and making the floor more resistant to dirt.

Simply use a brush or vacuum cleaner for normal cleaning to remove surface debris. In order to achieve the best cleaning possible, use an oiled flooring soap cleaner. This highly concentrated soap is for cleaning and maintenance of oiled wooden surfaces, suitable for flooring, furniture, kitchen surfaces, and all indoor wood.

Cleaning Extremely Dirty Floors

If the floor has been neglected and/or becomes very dirty, it should be cleaned using Easy Clean Oiled Flooring Intensive Cleaner, developed for deep penetration of the wood fibre.

How to apply oiled floor cleaners:

Shake thoroughly prior to use.
Always use two buckets: one – for the soap solution, the other – water for rinsing.

Mix approx. 250ml of the soap with 10L of warm water and apply a thin layer onto the flooring (Coverage approx. 50-80 m2/l, Dependent on wood type); particularly soiled areas should be cleaned with a brush or cloth first.

Rinse the cloth or mop in the second bucket and wipe the floor dry.

Water in the other bucket should be changed regularly so as to prevent spreading the already removed dirt back onto the floor.

Do not wipe the floor with pure water after using the soap as the protective oils will be removed!

Refreshing your Oiled Floor

Use a flooring refresher once or twice a year, depending on the level of dirt, to restore and protect if the floor has become dull and tired looking. It will help in everyday care, reinforces the floors resistance to dirt, and gives your floor a new lease of life.

Instructions for oiled flooring refresher use:

First clean the soiled surface with Easy Clean Oiled Flooring Intensive Cleaner, and leave to dry thoroughly for 4 to 8 hrs.

Apply a thin layer of Easy Clean Oiled Flooring Refresher with a diffuser or a cloth and then rub into the wood until a smooth, silky-matt surface is revealed.

Make sure you leave no excess oil on the surface.

Within approx. 4 hrs. The floor may be walked on, though the full hardening time is 24 hrs. During which time the floor must not be cleaned with water and should be used sparingly and with care.

Please be aware:

The information contained on this page is only a guide, you should always refer to the manufacturer guidelines before applying a cleaning product.

All the products related to maintaining oiled flooring will be available to purchase at very competitive prices after you have selected your flooring and added to the basket.

If this does not answer all of your questions or you wish for some further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.