A) Ingrain Technique advises at about 1 to 3 month intervals, mix up to 200mls of Methylated Spirits or White Vinegar into a 10 litre bucket of hot, not boiling water and thoroughly wring the mop out to gently clean the floor, regularly rinsing the mop.
The use of detergents for regular maintenance is not recommended, because a deposit of detergent is left on the floor. If however, there is a build-up of any greasy substance on the floor including residue from salt air, then washing with a nonabrasive low detergent water based cleaning solution will be required.
Prevent a build-up of streaking and smear marks from using detergent with a light mop with the Methylated spirits or Vinegar and hot water solution.
A) While Polyurethanes are widely recognised as the most durable surface coatings for floors, they are inevitably subject to wear, particularly when any gritty substance is introduced on to the floor. Grit will act in the same manner as sandpaper, and large particles of grit under shoes or heavy furniture will not only cut through the coating but damage the timber as well.
Furthermore, it is important to understand that the average Polyurethane coating system (three coats) is only about 100 microns (0.1mm) thick, and therefore cannot prevent indentation of timber when subjected to excessive forces such as occasioned by stiletto heels or certain castor wheels. The incidence of indentation will also be directly related to the density of the timber. For example hardwoods such as Brushbox are much less predisposed to indentation than softer timbers such as Cypress Pine.
The key to successful maintenance of Polyurethane treated floors is the exclusion of any gritty substance from the floor. This can be achieved by the placement of mats in external doorways. It is also imperative that the legs of furniture be fitted with felt pads.
Regularly wipe over the floor with an electrostatic microfiber type dust mop or sweep with a soft bristle broom. We caution against the use of vacuum cleaners with metal bases, particularly if the bristles are worn as the cleaning head may scratch the floor. The frequency of cleaning is dependent on the level of traffic, amount of grit carried onto the floor, and activity of children, and pets etc.
A) Yes. Timber has a natural fibrous cellular structure and will oxidise over time & will also show discolouration from prolonged or concentrated natural light reacting with tannins and resins in the timber fibre.
A) Yes although there will be discolouration between the old and newly repaired area. Alternatively the entire room can be sanded completely leaving no trace of repair.
A) Depending on the size of the area and task at hand your average size 80 – 120 square meter home will take approximately one week from start to finish but this will be assessed in detail on application.
A) Wipe up immediately with a soft damp cloth with low detergent nonabrasive water based cleaner.
A) Ingrain Technique will provide maintenance advice according to the coating chosen and can arrange a maintenance service.
A) Yes. Timber has a natural fibrous cellular structure and will oxidise over time and will also show discolouration from prolonged or concentrated natural light reacting with tannins and resins in the timber fibre.
A) Ingrain Technique will assess the design, decor and functional needs of your home and advise on a coating to compliment to bring out the colour and grain feature of your timber floor.
A) Ingrain Technique prides our reputation on a totally dustfree service, there will be no wood dust electrostatically clouded over any surfaces.
Gave the main hall floor a new lease of life after filling a number of faults, sanding and then applying coats of his special mixtures. The Hall Committee are very happy with the resulting surface which appears hard and shows up the grain of the timber. The hall users have commented on the new surface […]
I wish to thank you for the beautiful timber floor restoration you achieved for us, I would happy to recommend Ingrain Technique to anyone who requires a truly professional service and only the best result .
The quality of the finished product left nothing to be desired. We have been most impressed with the outcome and would have no hesitation in recommending Ingrain Technique and their product to other prospective clients .
Just a quick note to thank you for a great job. The builder sent me some photos and said what a great job it is. Looks really good to me. Many thanks for great job done on time .
Many thanks, I have inspected the floor and was very impressed. I cant wait to get the rest of the house done!! The finish is better than I would have ever expected.