This solution uses vinegar to clean and deodorize, and the addition of castile soap gives it some extra muscle to power through sticky messes. Floor connection system: There are a wide range of connection systems, as most of them are mill-specific manufacturing techniques. This installation system allows for different materials (i.e. wood and metal) to be installed together if they have the same connection system. The wood pieces are then laid on top of the glue and hammered into place using a rubber mallet and a protected 2×4 to create a level floor. Often the parquet floor will require sanding and re-finishing after the glue-down installation method due to the small size pieces.
Floating installation: A floating installation is where the flooring is laid down in a glueless manner ontop of a layer of underlay. By doing this the floor is floating above the underlay, and can be laid ontop of existing tile or marble, without the risk of damaging the subflooring. The two most popular modern finishes for wood flooring are oil-modified urethane and water-based polyurethane. Oil-modified urethane and water-based polyurethane also have very different refinishing and maintenance regimes.
Oil – Oiled floors have existed for several thousand years and is the most common floor finish used globally. Oil finished floors are made from naturally derived drying oils, and are not to be confused with petroleum based oils. Brushed and oiled – Steel brushes are used in the direction of the grain which opens up the surface of the wood and removes splinters.
Regular maintenance requires little more than sweeping with a soft bristle broom, and vacuuming with a soft floor attachment if your wood floor includes a beveled edge that could collect debris. A properly finished and maintained wood floor does not accumulate hidden soil or odorous compounds. You also should clean your floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional.
Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly. Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue. Replace these often as dirt and debris can become imbedded on the pad and act like sand paper on the flooring surface. Stick Vacuums allow the consumer to clean in places that may be a bit difficult to reach with a conventional vacuum cleaner. The Hoover Presto 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vac is a small sleek sharply designed cleaner that operates cordlessly.