Luke Floorwalker

Cornwalls wood floor specialist

Osmo natural wood finishes are so safe that they can even be used on children’s toys. All of the finishes are based upon natural oils and waxes which allow wood to breath and have a positive effect on the rooms overall atmosphere. The finishes are water and dirt resistant and protect the wood from daily wear and tear. Osmo Polyx oil is especially hard wearing, easy to clean and maintain, and ideal for your precious wooden floor.

 

They do take a little bit of looking after though! Here is an easy guide to the care and maintenance of Osmo treated products so that you can extend the life of your wooden floor to its absolute maximum whilst allowing it to always look its very best.

 

If this all seems too involved contact us and discuss our off the peg and tailor made maintenance packages.

 

DOMESTIC CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For normal cleaning purposes a mop, broom or vacuum cleaner is sufficient. If the floor is very dirty, it can be wiped/mopped clean with water (damp, not wet) containing Osmo Wash and Care. The floor should then be dried immediately with a dry cloth in order to avoid the wetness penetrating into the joints. Remove tough stains with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner (use an Osmo Polishing Pad, or for oak floors a Scotchpad) and polish the floor. From time to time the floor should be maintained with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner, particularly the most-used and most frequently cleaned areas (apply a thin layer, let it dry and then polish it). If floor renovation is necessary, treat the cleaned surface with Osmo Polyx®-Oil. One application is sufficient under normal circumstances. Partial floor renovation is also possible.

COMMERCIAL CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
 

Wipe/mop the floor daily, or as frequently as you require, with a damp (not wet) cloth. Please use Osmo Wash and Care in the water to avoid lime deposits forming from the water. The floor should then be dried immediately with a dry cloth in order to avoid the wetness penetrating into the joints. Depending on the level of floor traffic, the floor should undergo full maintenance up to four times a year, or as frequently as you require, using Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner. Apply a thin layer with a low-speed one-disc machine (RPM < 500) using a beige pad. Leave to dry for about 2 hours. When dry the floor may be polished with a low-speed one-disc machine (RPM < 500) using a white pad. Approximately once a year, or as frequently as you require, Osmo Polyx®-Oil should be used as an additional coat after the initial treatment. Partial floor renovation is also possible.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURED POLYX OIL SURFACES
 

To prevent pigment deterioration and changes in the colour shades of coloured surfaces, use Osmo Polyx®-Oil and Liquid Wax Cleaner regularly on these surfaces. If the pigments remain undamaged, it should be easy to renovate the floor using Osmo Polyx®-Oil after thoroughly cleaning the floor area. If the pigments have already deteriorated, we recommend that you partially sand the surface (final sanding similar to the original sanding of the surrounding). Special skills are required to partially repair transparent stained floors without leaving any repair marks. It is important to overlap the new coat and the old in order to blend in the pigments and obtain a satisfying result. Where the floor is badly worn, we recommend sanding the whole floor area rather than attempting a partial renovation.