Maintenance and parquet cleaning
The surface finishing is an important protection for the wooden floor. Continuous treading, if combined with a poor and incorrect periodic maintenance, can negatively affect the appearance of the wood which over time could appear opaque and impoverished. To keep the wooden floor in good condition it is advisable to: remove the dust periodically, regularly clean the floor with a well wrung out cloth previously dampened with water and neutral detergent for wooden floors, treat the floor periodically with protective resins in aqueous dispersion, self-shining emulsions or repolishable products according to the type of finishing.
The periodicity of the protective treatment depends on the intensity of use of the floor. Our floors are painted with water-based products free from harmful substances emissions. These wooden floors are perfectly compatible with heavy treading.
On pre-finished water-based painted floors the use of alcohol, solvents, acids, ammonia can irreparably damage the painting. Daily/weekly maintenance must be carried out with a simple well wrung out cloth dampened with water or with suitable neutral detergents.
It is advisable to purchase an appropriate kit for routine maintenance, depending on the type of finishing of the parquet installed. The kit can be supplied upon specific request. We also recommend applying special felt pads to tables and chairs. If heavy objects are to be moved, remember to slide them on a felt or on heavy woolen rags.
REGULATION COMPLIANT: All the products we use for painting or for specific treatments comply with the regulations in force and are accompanied by the relevant safety data sheets (available on request).
SAMPLES: The painted and/or treated planks may differ from the samples. Being a natural product, in addition to the effect of oxidation, wood has chromatic and/or fiber differences that make the floor elements unique although the product applied is the same. At the time of supply the floor may clearly differ from that of the samples that are exposed to light and generally tend to darken and to level out.
Parquet treated with pigmented paints on the surface, when exposed to light, activates photo-chromatic processes that, over time, combined with wood extractives (eg: tannin in durmast oak) lead to color variations that tend to clear and honey coloured shades. The duration of this process is obviously related to the amount of light received by the parquet therefore greater color stability is achieved after a minimum of 6/8 months up to a maximum of a couple of years. Please note that for any completions orders we do not guarantee uniformity with respect to the first delivery.