When cleaning general dust and debris from your floor you should use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head. Vacuum cleaning the floor can be repeated as necessary.
For quick, light cleaning you can also use a Microfibre Flat Mop. This will remove most of the dust that will collect on the floor and is quick and easy. Always clean smooth or brushed floors along the length of the boards. If you do a ‘band sawn’ surface, clean in the direction of the saw marks to minimise snagging.
Must also be completed after installation of pre-finished oiled or cured wood flooring. If maintained properly, UV Cured boards should never require re-oiling. Before using a sponge mop for the first time, rinse the mop in hot water and squeeze until the water runs fully clear.
Once your floor starts to look a little dull, has marking or is soiled, then it’s time to give it a Nourishing Clean. You can do this as often as you like as the Blanchon Natural soap includes natural oils that replenish the floor. (Though it is not recommended to do this a lot in a short space of time as you may over-wet the boards).
This simple process should be followed to keep your floor looking clean and like new. By using the professional cleaning products we recommend, you can increase the longevity of your floor as you will be nourishing the wood with each clean.
Remember: White Natural Soap for white finished floors and Colourless for all other oil finished floors.
Using a double bucket (or two single buckets), add at least 40ml of Blanchon Natural Soap (make sure to use the right colour) into one of the troughs/buckets. Then pour very hot water (not boiling but too hot for your hand) into both troughs ; this will result in one trough with the Natural Soap Solution and one with clean water for rinsing.
If the floor is heavily soiled and/or covers a large area, you will likely need to replace the water in both buckets several times during the clean. You can also use more soap to boost the sheen on the floor or increase the depth of clean.
Make sure the sponge mop is clean (for first use you’ll need to rinse the sponge mop multiple times to ensure it’s clean) and then soak it in the bucket containing the Natural Soap & hot water solution. Stir it around and then squeeze as much water out as you can.
Then clean the floor, ensuring to move the mop in the direction of the grain (along the length of the board). Regularly rinse the mop in the clean water trough and then repeat ‘step 2’. It is best to work in an area between 0.5-1m2 or less per rinse (depending on how dirty and dry the floor is). You’ll be able to tell how dirty the floor is by looking in the rinse trough after the first boards are cleaned.
For first-time-cleans in building sites do not do more than 0.5m2 before rinsing and soaking the mop in the natural soap solution.
Allow the floor to dry before putting it into use, drying times are usually 20-60 minutes. Once dry, the floor can be put into full use.
For quick, light cleaning it is best to use the Microfibre Flat Mop. This will remove most of the dust that will collect on the floor and is quick and easy. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head. Always clean along the length of the boards, never across the width.
Do not use a vacuum with a rotating brush if it has support bar underneath, as this can leave marks and scratches on the floor.
Once your floor starts to look a little dull, has markings or is soiled, then it’s time to give it a Routine Clean. You can do this as often as you like, as the Blanchon Lagoon Cleaner is a gentle but effective cleaning agent. (It is not recommended to do this a lot in a short space of time as you may over-wet the boards).
This simple process should be followed to keep your floor looking clean and like new. By using the professional cleaning products we supply, you can increase the longevity of your floor.
Complete a ‘light clean’ as directed above. Then Shake the spray bottle of Blanchon Lagoon well before moving onto step 2 below.
Using the Blanchon Lagoon, spray a small amount onto a small area of the floor (please note a 0.5L spray bottle can cover up to 200m2, so it can be used sparingly). Wipe the sprayed area with the Microfibre Flat Mop.
Continue to clean the rest of the floor; working in small areas. If the floor is very dirty, it might be necessary to do several cleans.
Allow the floor to dry before putting it into use, drying times are usually 10-15 minutes. Once dry, the floor can be put into full use.