Tips for the care of parquet: a set of measures for long-term service

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
24 May 2016

can endlessly admire the gorgeous parquet, just laid hands of a master.You can cherish it, parquet, of course.You can blame the home for accidentally spilled coffee or juice.And you can just lay a parquet carpet, hoping to keep it for years to come under the protection of the thick fluffy.But do not hide their treasure as it does not protect, sooner or later, something happened, what will happen - your flooring will lose its great view, will begin to dry and grind, and you will be endlessly reproach myself for not being able to do anything.To do this from happening, you need quite a bit, because the care of flooring does not require special knowledge and skills, and it does not require expensive tools for cleaning and washing, it requires only a drop of your concern.


So care about the rules ↑

We will start here with something.Before, when there were still very long communal apartments, parquet was not a luxury - it was everywhere: in the rooms, kitchen, corridor.With him no one was considered not contacted - parquet simply did not notice.Naturally, in this regard the appearance of luxury, by today's standards, the floor covering is poor.His mercilessly washed with bleach, rubbing brushes, they walked in the shoes, and even rode bicycles - a place in the communal were "heaps".

Now everything has changed dramatically - parquet considered a luxury, and it can not afford one.But if managed to save money for this treasure, cherish it the forest apple of his eye.But here's how to care for the flooring, not everyone knows, I can even say, everyone knows, but not all are able.Let us understand that love parquet, and what is not.

level of humidity and temperature ↑

Parquet does not like cold, heat and moisture, so it is important to monitor these indicators and ensure that they are throughout the year were within normal limits.

optimal value for a comfortable stay flooring in your house following:

  • temperature - 20-25 degrees;
  • humidity level - 50-60%.

Very often in the beginning of the heating season climate changes in the apartment - the air becomes dry and, consequently, the moisture level decreases.It is important that in this period the premises were subjected to periodic airing, and if you can, buy a humidifier - your flooring will be grateful to you, and you yourself will feel the difference between what was and what was.

use water repellents ↑

Parquet does not like the water, it just can not be.At the mere sight of his wet puddle begins warp and mangle.Therefore, it can not be washed with plenty of water.Well, this truism, perhaps, know all.But the fact that there are special funds for the care of parquet, repel water, know one.

Of course, buying a polish (so-called experts in the language of water-repellent) and treating them flooring, you will not be able to pour buckets of water on it, or rather, you can, but your floor will not survive.Polish only forms a thin protective film on the surface of the paint and saves it from abrasion and a small amount of water.And yes, if the gap between the dies poorly sealed, it means, too, will come to help - it does not give water to seep inside, of course, in reasonable quantities.For example, accidentally spilled juice, coffee or tea just to remain on the surface and can not "slip" to the place where he is not welcome.

Now more detail on how to properly use water repellents.Polish at first use is consumed immediately, so I buy a couple of bottles.Dilute it should be strictly according to instructions, and you rub the parquet you can as you like, the main thing that you feel comfortable.Reprocessing means is conducted about a week and a half, while the number of polisha breeding it with water drops significantly, so do not worry about your wallet.Yes, do not forget that after the treatment of the parquet it is impossible to walk for half an hour, which means that you need to choose the right direction, otherwise you may find yourself cornered, where he will spend the next 30 minutes.

Impregnation parquet
Ointment parquet wax and impregnation repellent

summarize, water repellents to protect flooring from

  • abrasion
  • moisture
  • dust.

the latter can be almost half a year to forget about how great it was to lie on the warm floor as fine polish "keeps a blow."But wash the floor still need!After all, it may turn out to be dust (sooner or later), and the mud, and a lot of everything.So, after treatment repellent flooring can be cleaned with plain water with soap.Rub a bar of soap on a grater and pour a little into a bucket of warm water.When the flakes dissolve, you can use a soft cloth starting to wash the floor, but do not overdo it - well wring the cloth and make sure that there are no puddles.

Transparent mats for furniture ↑

furniture on wheels spoils the appearance of the parquet, and not only him.Any flooring suffers because most of these wheels.What to do?Fortunately, the sale is a special transparent polycarbonate mats that will not only save your flooring from scratches and dark traces left by furniture, but did not spoil the look of the room - because they are transparent!

Transparent mat flooring
mat made of polycarbonate protect your hardwood floor from the chair on wheels

The special "parquet" furniture ↑

Do not think that this is some special furniture, is the most common chairs, chests and other items on wheels, butOnly these wheels are made of a special material - soft rubber, which does not leave the surface of the floor covering of black marks and does not scratch it.To find such furniture is not simple, especially since many sales assistants in shops and never heard of such innovation.But as the saying goes: "Seek and ye shall find."

Carpets and rugs on the parquet ↑

But these things cause the interior flooring different emotions, some of them positive, others negative.What's the matter?And the fact that different types of carpets have different bases - some are made of natural fibers on a soft base, which does not harm the parquet floor - a carpet will have the liking of your lacquered treasure, while others have a tough adhesive base, which is in walking constantly poured on the floor.These hard pieces taken away from the Palace of glue scratch varnish, which ultimately leads to its abrasion and loss of gloss.Such a "goose" you is not a friend!Remove it immediately!

But not all so smoothly, because even the softest carpet that seems to be no harm to your parquet cause can not have one unpleasant feature - during the wet cleaning using detergent cleaner water particles fall under the carpet and become a cause of debate parquet- it changes color, varnish is erased and you will not learn in this ugly chic lacquer coating your floor.

Care parquet
carpet or floor?

Felt pads for furniture ↑

Sometimes there is an urgent need for something to move or relocate.As a rule, the furniture while dragged and dragged on the floor may remain traces of a violent and irresponsible activities.To such incidents from happening, paste special felt lining on the "sole" of your furniture or buy a printed cloth from the same felt.Heels screwed into the legs of cabinets, sofas, chairs, etc.and do not give your furniture to spoil the floor.

addition, even just standing cabinet or chair can put pressure on the floor, causing the cracking of the varnish, and heels, or lining of furniture do not give the slightest chance.

Felt pads for furniture
Felt pads for furniture save your parquet

Caring for different types of flooring ↑

consider two options flooring: polished and lacquered;and particular care.

Sex with polished surface ↑

polished parquet different from lacquered fact that its surface is covered with varnish.To protect it from moisture, dirt and dust use special impregnation beeswax and vegetable oils which are able to penetrate into the timber by a few millimeters.In addition, they do not form a surface film that enables parquet breathe.Impregnating extend the life and increase the durability of the parquet top layer.

Care parquet
Application soaking the floor

There are special oils for parquet - they perfectly preserve the natural beauty of wood flooring, highlight the texture of wood and deepen its color.

Care parquet.
application of oil on the floorboard

use of these funds increases the stability of your floor to various stresses, but still do not expect that after the application of oil or impregnating you can absolutely painless for parquet convene a crowd of friends and girlfriends, that athe evening will go and dance shoes.No, parquet, of course, respond to a "gift of fate" scratch-and perhaps even dents.

Care polished parquet is a regular dry cleaning, vacuuming and wiping with a damp cloth.And to keep it in "fighting condition" for him to arrange periodic sanitary days - two or three times a year to treat the parquet natural wax compounds.

Polished parquet
polished parquet - brushed beauty

requiring varnished wood ↑

varnished parquet in the first 7-10 years do not require you to some gestures in their direction, with the exception that regular dry and wetcleaning.But ... It does not mean that He can do anything.Naturally, the flooring should be protected and treated him gently.

after a specified period of time (maybe a little earlier, maybe a little later, in general, you will see for yourself when) lacquer will have to either upgrade or remove all to apply a new, fresh layer.In the latter case you will have to carry out the procedure sanding parquet and only after that will be a re-cover the floor varnish, or change the appearance of the coating on oil, for example, or impregnation.

Laminated flooring
Laminated flooring - gloss and perfect smoothness

marks on parquet ↑

In any house always occur various troubles - the child was so engrossed in drawing that on the floor were gorgeous colors or funny faces, the Pope accidentally spilled onparquet engine oil, which is somehow stored in the closet and not in the garage, then my mother fell to the floor lipstick.Get rid of the spots you need immediately after their occurrence, otherwise they could stay there forever.

Care floorboard
soft cloth should always be at hand

So, to remove blood from the parquet quite usual cold water and rags, but the oil stains, chocolate, shoe polish, soot or God forbid asphalt destroyed by the cleaners on the basis ofalcohol or kerosene.

pens, inks, crayons, lipstick - these colored specks easily descend if they rub methyl alcohol and water in a ratio of 50:50.

Chewing gum and wax from the candles are removed by ice or something out of the freezer (chicken, frozen vegetables in bags, etc.).Simply apply a few minutes on a cold piece of the problem area and then gently remove the frozen rubber scraper gum or wax.

Tips for "newcomers» ↑

If you just finished laying parquet and still do not know how to care for it and when all start to do it, then carefully read what is written below.

After laying parquet can not be right for him to go - he must, within two or three days "lie down" and get over it, and if you have done it lacquer, then an additional 12 hours you have to put in painful anticipation.Do not forget to close all windows and doors - drafts can damage the coating.

waited until finally completely dry flooring, do not rush immediately to drag it on furniture, stomp their feet, run and jump - is still at least two weeks should be observed sparing mode of operation.If you decided to put the furniture, do it carefully and slowly, and during its assembly enclose a dense material such as corrugated cardboard or hardboard to avoid accidentally scratching or mash fresh coating.

new parquet wash water can not be!Remember this for life!

After assembling furniture immediately clean the substrate, as if left for a long time, it can happen in the darkening of the floor where it was closed hardboard or cardboard.

Two weeks after laying and parquet lacquer, you can gradually begin to take care of him, of course, if you stelae have finished parquet that is varnished at the factory, something about it and not talking - it can be washed from the first day.Lacquered parquet boards be cleaned with a soft cloth or brush, or vacuuming, but the use of powders and materials containing abrasives, categorically counter - this will inevitably damage the paint, which will penetrate into the wood moisture and dirt.

Video: how to restore the parquet floor ↑

Well, if you inherited from former tenants got parquet in an ugly state, or you yourself are not too zealous care, "put in order" the expensive coverage will help planing:

hopethat all advice given in this article will be useful to you in life.Take care of your parquet floor, protect it, and it will serve you faithfully than one decade!