Parquet flooring is a type of flooring created
from strips or blocks of wood that form a
pattern. So, when cleaning a parquet floors
you would use the same process as cleaning
hardwood floors.
As with hardwood floors, the best method
for care is to provide preventative

There are several things you can do to assist
you in making the cleaning process easier.
Parquet or wood floors should be swept
often. Dirt, and outside debris can easily
scratch any type of wood flooring. Keeping
the debris off of your wood floors is one of
the best ways to maintain the newness to
your parquet floors.

Along with daily sweeping or dry dust
mopping you will want to use carpet rugs
to trap the dirt and debris.

Placing carpet rugs at all entrances to
your home will assist in trapping debris as
it is brought in on shoes.

It is important that you also vacuum the
carpet rugs to pull out the dirt and debris
as often as possible. Placing carpet rugs in
high traffic or high use areas around your
home will also help in protecting your
parquet flooring.

Unlike laminates your parquet floors do
not come with the added finish coating. It
is up to you to provide that shiny surface.
An easy way to do that is to use a cleaner
and polisher in one.

It is important to use the proper instrument when cleaning and polishing     
your parquet floor. It is recommended that you use an instrument with a     
flat surface, and a soft cloth or terry cloth. This cloth makes shining your
wood floors easy as can be.

It is important that you not use water to clean your parquet floors.

These floors are wood, and water will damage them. It is also important to
clean up any water as soon as it is spilled. Never use any products that
contain wax on your parquet floors.

Remember they are wood floors and should be treated like all other wood
floors. It is also important that you take steps in protecting your parquet
floors. You should not wear high heals on a parquet floor as they
could dent them.

It is also important that your pet's nails are kept clipped so they do not scratch the
wood. Never drag furniture across a wood floor, either lift the furniture, or place a
small carpet rug under the legs to slide the furniture across the floor.

It is also recommended to place wood protector covers under the legs of all

Taking care of your parquet floors can and will be an easy project as long as you
provide preventative maintenance and a cleaning routine that is consistent.

Steps Sweep parquet floors regularly to reduce dust and sand.

Damp mop them regularly, but don't use excessive water. You should wring the mop out well,
and it should be dry enough so that if you hold it above the floor for a few seconds, it doesn't

Damp mop all of the room, but don't rub on the walls. Walk back towards the entrance of
the room, move the mop in a figure 8 to pick up any debris that you can sweep up later.

Seal or wax your floors, which will give a shine appearance. Floors that have been sealed may
show wear after a few years, you can re-seal them but you must sand them first.

Using a cleaning product that combines cleaning and polishing in one, cuts the job in half.

This allows you more time to admire your beautiful parquet floors, than cleaning them.

Sanders can be rented from most home centers, or you could contact
a professional.

So, call us. Call Master Team.

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