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Wood Floor Maintenance: Do’s and Don’ts 2017-02-23T23:05:48+00:00

Wood Floor Maintenance

Regular wood floor maintenance will ensure that your floors remain durable and beautiful.  WOCA cleaning and maintenance products are 100% VOC Free and ecologically friendly.

Oiled Wood Floors Cleaning

WOCA Natural Soap  is  a wood soap designed to clean and protect oil finished surfaces from dirt, stains and wear and tear. WOCA Natural Soap cleans the wood and leaves behind an invisible layer of soy and coconut fats.  This layer helps to ward off most anything. When used on a regular basis, WOCA Natural Soap makes your oil finished wood floor more dirt- and wear resistant.  It also makes it easier to keep clean.

Why is WOCA Natural Soap so important for oil finished floors?

Think of it like caring for your skin. You want a product that cleanses AND protects it from getting dry and cracked. Like a moisturizing cleanser, WOCA Natural Soap removes the dirt while creating a new microscopic, breathable soap film on the wood surface.

WOCA Natural Soap and WOCA Oil Refresher work together as a system to clean, protect and revive your floor. For a durable, well protected, beautiful oil finish, we recommend mopping with WOCA Natural Soap on a regular basis and mopping with WOCA Oil Refresher approx. every fourth time or as needed.

Wood Floor Cleaning Products

It is important to carefully consider what products to use for your wood floor cleaning.  Many common household cleaners can give you an unwanted result.

Some household items are very high in pH value.  This can strip the finish and discolor the wood.  Which leaves your floor unprotected.

Recommendation: Clean your wood floors with WOCA Wood Cleaner and various wood soaps, for instance WOCA Natural Soap,  or WOCA Master Soap instead. These products are specially developed for cleaning and protecting wood floors in the most careful and efficient way.

The use of WOCA Wood Cleaner can reduce surface tensions in any wood floor. Surface tensions are present, when a basic treatment or maintenance product do not penetrate into the wood. It is often seen with new and dried-out wood floors. A thorough cleaning with WOCA Wood Cleaner reduces the surface tensions, so the following treatment can be done with great result.

Proper Wood Floor Cleaning

Microfiber mops are not recommended for wood floor cleaning

Many people believe that a microfiber mop is a great tool for wood floor cleaning. However, microfiber mops are mildly abrasive and will gradually wear down an oil finish.

Recommendation: Use a quality swep mop / cotton yarn twist mop instead.

Use two buckets when cleaning the floor

You need to use two buckets to properly clean the floor: one bucket containing the soap solution and a second bucket with pure water to rinse the mop. Change the water in the second bucket as needed. This two-bucket wash method prevents the floor from getting a grayish gleam caused by dirty water. Has the floor already been affected though, a thorough clean with WOCA Wood Cleaner can resolve the problem and remove the dirt from the surface.

Removing visible footprints from wood floors

Natural wood oiled floor maintenance

The problem may be an excessive dosage of soap. The content in our different WOCA soaps has been carefully combined to achieve a perfect texture and quality. So even though you think, you are doing the floor a favour, it is very important to mix the soap with water as recommended on the label.

Recommendation: Clean the floor with pure, lukewarm water (without soap) and the footprints will disappear again.

WOCA Recommended Wood Floor Maintenance Products

WOCA Natural Soap

$28.00$96.00Select options

WOCA Wood cleaner

$34.00$65.00Select options

WOCA oil refresher

$45.00$101.00Select options

WOCA Wood cleaner