- Avoid using water and vinegar, oil soaps or waxes. Vinegar is an acid that will dull your floor finish over time. Soaps and waxes leave residue on your floor’s surface.
- When the microfiber pad becomes saturated with dirt, rinse with water in sink. Use a new microfiber pad for every 500 square feet of flooring to be cleaned.
- Always use entrance and walk-off mats at doorway that lead to wood floors.
- Use furniture protector pads to prevent scratching or noticeable wear areas
Weekly: General Cleaning/Dusting
Using the Pallmann Hardwood Floor Dusting Pad, lightly dust the floor to remove large debris. A vacuum may also be used for large areas. The Pallmann Hardwood Floor Cleaner can be used with the Pallmann Microfiber Pad on a weekly basis or as needed to thoroughly clean your floors.
Inspect protector pads on furniture, and ensure that all walk-off mats are in proper locations.
Visually inspect the wood floor for traffic patterns that may be present. If a traffic pattern is noticeable, it may be time to consult a wood flooring professional to discuss recoating options.
Yearly: Professional Deep Cleaning
Contact a professional hardwood flooring contractor to deep clean your wood floors using the Pallmann Clean Strong product once a year. Over time, accumulation of everyday residues such as oils, grease, and dirt will occur on the hardwood floor. These residues will act as an abrasive, which may cause premature finish wear. The Pallman Clean Strong product is a professional product that should only be used by a professional hardwood flooring contractor.
Several Years Later: Recoat
A new coat of finish may need to be applied to your wood floor several years after the initial application. This will ensure that you do not wear down the current finish to bare wood, causing expensive sanding procedures. Compared to re-sanding, re-coating is an inexpensive procedure that often can be completed in one day, with little to no dust in the home. We recommend using our dustless recoating products –Pall-X Bond with our Pall-X 96 or Pall-X 98