How To Effectively Clean Your Reclaimed Floorboards
First, you should aim to prevent the dirt from getting onto the floorboards, so ensure you have a good quality doormat at the entrances to your house to catch the dirt before you step onto the flooring. If you spill liquid onto the wooden floor ensure you get this up immediately because if it gets absorbed, it could cause stains or movement within the floorboards.
You should not use steam cleaners as this produces too much moisture. If you choose to clean your reclaimed floorboards with a vacuum, make sure to use a soft brush head, this ensures that the vacuum doesn’t scratch the surface.
You should aim to sweep regularly to avoid any dust or grit gathering, as this could potentially scratch the surface and dull the finish. When you mop you should use 4 cups of warm water to 2 drops of regular dish soap and mop small sections at a time, drying them immediately afterwards to prevent the moisture from being absorbed.
A top tip would also be to use two buckets of water when mopping so you can keep topping up with fresh clean water to prevent rubbing dirt and girt across the clean reclaimed floorboards, which again would scratch them.
Why Should You Choose Reclaimed Floorboards UK?
At Reclaimed Floorboards UK we carefully restore and re-purpose used quality timber into our very own reclaimed floorboards. We source the UK for the finest wood that meets our high standards, this allows us to offer the best prices on the market. For our floorboards we used a range of different timbers including:
- Pitch Pine
- Douglas Fir
Using reclaimed floorboards or cladding in your home will add an element of unmatched character and style. Every board is unique and tells a different story. Using pre-loved timber also has great environmental benefits as you are reusing and recycling older wood rather than cutting down more trees to produce new floorboards. Overall, reclaimed timber is a lot more durable due to being exposed to the elements for longer, making it more stable, durable and less prone to warping.