If you have light wood floors, you’ll need to clean them a little more often because they are more prone to wear.
The first thing you can do for your wood floor is get a good doormat to clean and dry shoes before coming in. Ideally both in and outside the door
Put soft pads on the bottom of table and chair legs and keep an eye that they haven’t fallen off. Don’t use protectors made of metal as they can wear patches and scratch the floor.
Dry cleaning is the best way to clean hardwood floors, rather than wet cleaning. Vacuum regularly and occasionally use a damp, well wrung-out cloth/mop with OSMO Wash & Care diluted in water. The floor should dry within a minute if you’ve used the right amount of water. Remember that some species such as hard maple floors are extra sensitive to moisture.
Remove marks as soon as possible using OSMO Wash & Care diluted in water. Avoid cleaning fluids containing ammonia or other strong cleaning chemicals.
Hard scrubbing can lead to discolouring. Treat the cleaned area with OSMO Liquid Wax. If there is a colour difference after removing the stain, you can use a coloured NWP Touch-up oil. Please read our tips for removing difficult stains on page 5 in our Maintenance & Care Guide.
Hardwax Oiled floors perform best when treated directly after installation and once a year thereafter. Floors can be freshened up when the wood floor becomes hard to clean or if the surface gets scratched or dull.
Hardwax Oil (UV Cured) Floors : Use OSMO Liquid Wax.
Hardwax Oil (Air Dried) Floors : Use OSMO Hardwax Oil.