Engineered Wood Flooring with Natural Oil The Engineered Oak Flooring Songlin Floor made Oiled finish Normally using Woca oiled product. Except for Clients special requirement. Natural oil contains no solvents (100% solid particles). It is made up exclusively from vegetable raw materials. Natural oil should not be confused with UV-cured oil. The special care instructions are quite different. In order to attain lasting beauty from a natural-oiled floor, proper initial treatment at the beginning of its life is important. With time, the floor will then become less demanding and especial tough because regular care fills the wood pores and forms a protective film on the surface of the wood making it less sensitive to dirt. Follow the wood floor manufacturer’s instructions. Natural oil is very suitable for use in both domestic and public areas, such as dance floors and restaurants, that are subject to considerable wear. With proper and regular maintenance, there is no floor that is better at withstanding heavy-duty wear. It is easy to look after a floor in a domestic environment and polishing is not necessary. Care must not be neglected otherwise “walkways” or a greyish coating can be formed. The floor can be renovated a number of times. It is also possible to renovate only parts of it. Care and Repair Guidelines For preventive measures, please refer to the maintenance guidelines above. Initial Treatment This should be done immediately after installation. Clean the floor of dust with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Then wipe the floor with the manufacturer’s recommended wood floor soap and a damp floor cloth (without microfibres) or special mop. Always use 2 buckets - one for the clean soap solution and the other with clear water for rinsing of the floor cloth or mop. Mixing ratio - 1/8 litre soap in 5 litres of water. Wipe the floor more often in the first few weeks (2 to 3 times a week), in the evenings if possible, because the wood floor soap not only cleans the floor but also forms a protective film that, with time, makes the floor increasingly insensitive to dirt.
Floors subject to especially heavy traffic should also be treated with the manufacturer’s recommended care oil before use. Normal Cleaning and Care Vacuum cleaning or sweeping and regular wiping with a damp, well wrung-out cloth will suffice for normal cleaning. Add the manufacturer’s recommended wood floor soap to the cleaning water. Mixing ratio - 1/8 litre soap in 5 litres of warm water. Always use 2 buckets - one for the clean soap solution and the other with clear water for rinsing of the cloth or mop. Pressure marks will, depending on their depth, large disappear as a result of care. Additionally, the floor should be treated with the manufacturer’s recommended care oil 1 to 3 times a year to freshen and fill the surface of the wood. IMPORTANT: Do not go over the floor with clear water after treating it with wood floor soap because the protective coconut and soya fats in the soap will be removed. Thorough Cleaning If the floor is very dirty, clean thoroughly with the manufacturer’s recommended intensive cleaner. Mixing ratio - about 1/8 litre intensive cleaner in 5 litres of warm water. Wipe with the manufacturer’s recommended wood floor soap immediately after thorough cleaning so that a new protective film forms. When required, use a coating of maintenance oil prior to the soaping regime. Removing Stains Stubborn stains can be removed from the floor either with the manufacturer ’ s recommended intensive cleaner or stain remover or by lightly sanding the floor with sandpaper (grain 180). The floor must be treated with the manufacturer’s recommended care oil afterwards. Then wipe with the manufacturer’s recommended wood floor soap so that a new protective film forms at this point. Easy Local Repairs Small scratches, burns or other stubborn marks and minor damage can be removed with local repairs. Roughen the floor with sandpaper (grain 180) or a green abrasive pad. Then treat the area with oil and allow it to dry. Do not forget to go over the floor again with wood floor soap afterwards. The area repaired is virtually invisible immediately after treatment. The nuances of colour that form in local repairs merge with the rest of the floor over time. Renovation If the floor begins to lose its shine or look drab after long use, it can be livened up by applying a thin layer of the manufacturer’s recommended care oil. Before treating the floor with oil, wipe it thoroughly with the manufacturer ’ s recommended intensive
cleaner and allow it to dry for four to eight hours. Then apply a thin layer of the manufacturer’s recommended care oil either by machine or with a roller paintbrush or cotton cloth. The right amount of oil is reached when the surface has a matt satin lustre. The oil may not form a film on the surface. Remove any excess oil with a squeegee. Then polish the floor with a soft cotton cloth or polishing pad. The floor can be used again after 4-5 hours (at minimum 180-200C). The floor should be treated further with the manufacturer’s recommended wood floor soap at the earliest after 24 hours so that a new protective film forms. SAFETY TIP: To prevent spontaneous ignition of the oil-soaked cloths and pads, rinse them with clear water after use and dry in the open air! All Songlinfloor Recommend care and maintenance product, should visit Woca website: http://www.danecareshop.co.uk/woca-wood-finishes