Regal Hardwoods - Regular Care and Maintenance

Regal Hardwoods care and maintenance with WOCA Denmark products
To keep floors their best, we recommend that they be dust-mopped or vacuumed at least twice a week or more often on high traffic areas. Regular dust-mopping or vacuuming is essential to the care of hardwood floors. A good quality dust mop or vacuum attachment is the most effective tool for cleaning dust and dirt off the floor. Any spills tracked in by dirt or caused by beverages, chemicals, and/or bodily fluids should be wiped up promptly and be cleaned with Pro-Care Citrus Floor Cleaner. NEVER use wet mops to clean. If necessary, weekly cleaning with Pro-Care Citrus Floor Cleaner is harmless (for Regal Hardwoods Titanium ScuffGARD/Urethane finish floors only). WOCA Natural Soap - Clean and protect oiled wood For Nature GARD/Oil finish floors: Any spills tracked in by dirt or caused by beverages, chemicals, and/or bodily fluids should be wiped up promptly and be cleaned with WOCA Natural Soap. If necessary, weekly cleaning with WOCA Natural Soap is harmless.

Regal Hardwoods Endorses the Following Products:

Do Not Use the Following Products or Any Product Similar in Nature:

  • Bona X Hardwood Floor Cleaner
  • Bona X Hardwoods Floor Refresher
  • Fantastic
  • Old English
  • Formula 409
  • Future, Mop N Glow, Brite, or any other polish
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Powdered All Purpose Cleaners
  • Murphy’s All Purpose Cleaners
  • Paste Wax
  • Orange Glo
  • Endust, Pledge, or other dusting products

Hard Wax Oil Regal Hardwoods Floors (Nature GARD Finish)

  • Daily cleaning of your oiled hardwood floor is performed by sweeping, vacuuming or dust mopping.
  • Wipe up spills immediately with a lightly dampened cloth, and then follow up with a Regal Hardwoods recommended cleaning product.
  • Always use Regal Hardwoods recommended care products (WOCA Natural Soap & WOCA Oil Refresher).
  • Never use alcohol-based cleaning products, because it will dissolve the hard wax oil.
  • Close drapes/blinds where excessive sunlight hits the floor. Wax may become sticky due to excessive heat.
  • While maintaining and repairing scratches in oiled hardwood is effective with WOCA, we highly recommend contacting a professional floor covering repair expert to address gouges and/or scrapes.
  • Wipe up spills immediately with a lightly dampened cloth, and then follow up with a Regal Hardwoods recommended cleaning product.

When Installing

  • To prevent finish damage, avoid tapping the face of the board with a rubber mallet.
  • Please do not use any tapes on oil finished floors.
  • Never adhere tape to finished flooring.
  • When taping paper or sheets together, tape them to each other, not the floor.

After Installing

  • Regal Hardwoods recommends applying a coat of WOCA Natural Soap (mixture specifics and instructions in the following section).

Guide: Using WOCA

WOCA Natural Soap

Woca Natural Soap is made up of emollients extracted from soy beans and coconut oils, which also retain the moisture in the floor, just as quality soap would for your hands. As they dry and form an invisible film on the surface, the floor receives added protection against wear and dirt.

Regular use of WOCA Natural Soap ensures the long life and long lasting beauty of your floor and overuse is harmless.

Natural Soap is only to be used for cleaning and maintenance of oiled, waxed, and soaped surfaces.

Please follow WOCA’s maintenance instructions and schedules accordingly:

  1. Shake container well
  2. Mix 3 ounces of WOCA Natural Soap with 1 gallon of water
  3. Clean the floor with clean mop/cloth with the grain
  4. Leave WOCA Natural Soap to dry

WOCA Oil Refresher

WOCA Oil Refreshing Soap

USING WOCA OIL REFRESHER 

WOCA Oil Refresher should be used for restoring luster and beauty to oiled wood floors, as well as adding a protective, moisture resistant layer to the surface of the floor. It should only be used for natural oiled floors. Regal Hardwoods recommends an initial coat of WOCA Oil Refresher right after installation for maximum resistance. Do not apply more than four times a year. Please follow WOCA’s maintenance instructions and schedules accordingly:

The use of WOCA Oil Refresher will extend the life of the oil finish, therefore, extending the time between periodic oil maintenance applications.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Shake container well
  2. Mix 3 ounces of WOCA Oil Refresher with 1 gallon of water
  3. Clean the floor with clean mop/cloth with the grain
  4. Leave WOCA Oil Refresher to dry

 Regal Hardwoods Color Matrix

Color Collection Natural Soap Oil Refresher  Touch up - Maintenance Oil
Amherst  American Backroads  Natural  Natural  WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
Kempwood American Backroads  Natural  Natural  WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
Dublin American Backroads  Natural  Natural  WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
Barston American Backroads  Natural  Natural  WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
Waverly On the 9ine  Natural  Natural WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
McKinney Ave On the 9ine  Natural  Natural WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
Cambridge Ave On the 9ine  Natural  Natural  WOCA Diamond Active Oil Concrete Grey
Grandview Ave On the 9ine  Natural  Natural  WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active Natural 
WOCA Maintenance Oil Diamond Active

Preventative Maintenance

  • To reduce wear, use area rugs at work stations, dining areas, and at heavily traveled areas and pivot-points (i.e. stair landings, room entries, etc.), especially if there is a large family or indoor pets.
  • Use dirt-trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors to keep sand, dirt, grit, grease, and oil outside.
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish. The vacuum head must be a soft brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the flooring. In addition, do not use a vacuum with a beater bar head.
  • NEVER mop or flood floor with water on Titanium ScuffGARD products because it can severely damage the flooring.
  • Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and cleaning products recommended by Regal Hardwoods (Pro-Care Citrus Floor Cleaner, Pro-Coat products). See below for regular maintenance.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not use oil soaps, liquids, or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil, or ammonia because Regal Hardwoods warranty does not cover damaged caused by non-recommended products.
  • Keep pet’s nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
  • Thoroughly clean and rinse used and even new sponge mops in order to eliminate detergents.
  • Office chairs with rollers must have a hardwood floor approved breathable mat over the floor covering to prevent scratching and roll marks. Excessive rolling will damage the finish over time.
  • Place protective pads beneath furniture legs and feet to reduce scratches and dents.
  • Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects, furniture, or appliances.
  • Make certain furniture casters are clean, operate properly, and approved for hardwood floors.
  • Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
  • Exposure to the sun and its UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of wood and fabrics. As a result the stain and/or wood will fade or change color. We recommended rearranging rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly.
  • Close drapes/blinds where excessive sunlight hits the floor. Heat and light can cause furniture, carpets, wallpaper, curtains, and floors to fade or discolor over time. The warranty does not cover damage from the sun.
  • Preventative Maintenance

 

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