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 Caring For Your Coated Timber Floor

Floor Coatings / Finishes enhance the aesthetics of timber floors, as well as provide extra durability against wear & tear for a surface with exceptional durability already.

To maximize the benefits from floor finishes, awareness of basic care and maintenance advice will prolong the surface quality and lead to years of satisfaction.

Timber floor Coatings are highly abrasion resistant durable floor finishes that are basically maintenance free and only require cleaning on a regular basis, which will be the key to keeping your wooden floors at its best

Newly Coated Floor


     [Tables and chair legs must have protective pads or felt base cups securely in place as permament practice]


     [NOT conventional mops, “BONA” Microfibre Mop is Highly Recommended, as well as other Microfibre mops]

Timber Floor Care


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Shoes carry sand, grit and small stones which will abrade the floor surface in the same way that sandpaper does. Place mats at entrances and where possible place a mat on the inside as well as outside.  Use runners and rugs in high traffic areas.




Like any quality furnishing or floor covering in your home, direct light (sunlight and/or artificial) will cause discolouring over time.  To avoid fading and discolouring, filter direct light with curtains or blinds.  As floors that have been exposed to light will slightly change colour over time, remember that areas of floor covered with rugs etc., will retain their original colour.  Therefore once rugs are removed, or their position changed, variations in colour may become visible.



The most important thing you can do to keep your timber floor looking like new is to establish a regular maintenance / cleaning programme.  Just how regularly you need to maintain / clean the floor is totally dependent on the environment the floor is exposed to.  Factors such as the level of traffic, the degree of grit carried onto the floor, pets and children, the condition of the immediate outside are etc., all have influence on the wear of the floor.



Use an anti-static dust mop to collect dust and dirt.  Note some people use a vacuum cleaner [HINT: Special Timber Floor Attachment needed, to prevent scratching].  We strongly recommend that you purchase this attachment brush to avoid the existing brushes of your current vacuum cleaner and its metal plate from scratching the floor. 



Wash the floor.  Avoid ALL detergents as they are usually alkaline based and leave “streaks”.  Avoid ALL thinning agents methylated spirits, turpentine, vinegar, salt’n’pepper J

We recommend the “Bona” Microfiber mop & cleaning agents, which are specially formulated for the maintenance of any timber floors, regardless of what coating type is on it.  Or alternatively you can always use



How To Clean your wooden floor

Bona Wood Floor Refresher available from:

Bona Wood Floor Refresher is a ready-to-use maintenance protection for varnished wooden floors. It revives scratched and dull surfaces and offers continued protection against wear. Contains no wax and thus allows for future coats of varnish. Bona Wood Floor Refresher restores the beauty of wooden floors, increases the sheen and makes old floors look like new.
Always test floors for adhesion and desired results prior to use. Do not use on waxed or oiled floors. Ensure normal room climate 18-25°C.


Bona Microfibre Mops &  Cleaning Kits available from:

Bona Wood Floor Cleaner is specially developed for efficient cleaning of varnished or hard-waxed wooden floors. This is a convenient, ready to use, pH neutral, spray-on cleaner.  The special ‘non-streaking’ formulation leaves no build-up of sticky residue whilst effectively cleaning the toughest of dirt and grime. The cleaner is compatible with Bona Wood Floor Refresher, Bona Polishes and many other types of maintenance coatings.

Timber Floor

The hardwearing quality of timber floors is essential if you want your room to have a long lasting impression.  With a little care from day to day, you can make sure that the timber floor retains its special character.  

2. Apply Bona Wood Floor Polish or Refresher with a Bona Applicator Pad. Apply one even coating over the whole floor. Let dry for at least 2 hours.


Step 3: Periodic maintenance

If the floor looks dull, scratched or shows other signs of wear, follow these steps to restore the beauty of the floor.

1. Vacuum the floor carefully. Clean it using Bona Wood Floor Cleaner and a Bona Pad on your Bona Mop.


Step 2: Regular wood floor cleaning

1. When your floor looks dirty, spray it with

2. Wipe the floor clean using Bona Micofibre Mop or your own Mircofibre Mop.

3. Rinse the pad in cold water as it becomes soiled and wring it thoroughly before continuing to clean. Excessively soiled pads may be laundered.

Step 1: Preparations

Vacuum the floor carefully

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