Creative Flooring offers a range of durable, hard-wearing, Treffert Saphire coated, lacquered floors in a variety of colours. We also have a unique option whereby you can choose an unfinished French Oak engineered flooring board in two premium grades, and have the flooring pre-finished here in our factory with hard wax oils imported from Holland and Germany. A standard range of 16 colours is available. However other options are possible with consultation from our design team. Your order is custom made in colour, quantity and specific to your requirements. This means minimum delay in delivery and a back up service of matching coloured oils and maintenance systems. Matching oils for repairs and for coating accessories are readily available.
Our wood flooring has been finished with Hardwax Oils and is fully cured on installation. Hardware Oils are resistant to:
- Saliva and Perspiration per DN V 53160/1-2
- Staining from water, coffee, beer, Coke and red wine.
- Safe and suitable for toys
Creative Flooring uses Hardwax Oils from Holland and Germany which are applied in our Auckland factory.
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Maintenance of a wooden floor is important. It is important to remember that wooden flooring is a living material. The wood, although no longer growing as part of a tree, is still very much a part of its environment, responding to light, temperature, humidity and wear.
The general rule is that a wooden floor takes four seasons to settle in to its environment. It is normal to see movement in the boards, as some gaps do open up owing to changes in temperature and humidity, which are brought by heating and naturally changing seasons of the year. As the floor ages, the colour will mellow and deepen. There is no cause for alarm as it is a natural process due to the oxidation of the wood and finish and the ultraviolet light present in sunlight. This same process is occurring to your painted services, upholstery, furniture and rugs.
With the correct care your floors will stay beautiful for many years to come. Common sense and a few preventative steps can lengthen the life of your floors.
- Wood and water do not mix! Excessive amounts of water can cause your wood floor to swell and cup.
- Only use a slightly damp micro fibre mop to clean your wooden floors
- Vacuum beater bars can cause damage to your floor’s surface. If possible, turn off the beater bar, or use the hose or wand attachment with a soft upholstery nozzle for your wooden flooring.
- Never place potted plants directly in contact with your wooden flooring.
- Dog’s and cat’s nails can scratch and dent your floor’s surface. Keep nails trimmed regulary.
- Use dirt trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors to prevent dirt and sand from entering the building.
- Vacuuum, sweep or dust-mop as needed to remove dirt and sand and prior to cleaning your wood floors.
- Use area rugs on high traffic pathways, but ensure you avoid rubber backed or non-ventilated rugs as your wooden floor needs to breathe.
- Keep high heels in good repair so they do not damage the floor and do not wear stiletto heels on any wooden floor.
- Always put protective pads on the legs of any furniture to avoid scratches or dents.
Here are some methods for cleaning your floor
Dry cleaning of the floor: Preferably remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner or dry-clean cloths. Any remaining grains of sand may cause scratches in the surface.
Wet cleaning of the floor: Mop stubborn dirt away with a micro-fibre mop and ph-neutral cleaner. Mix approximately 100ml cleaner with 10 litres of clean water and clean the floor with a well squeezed or micro-fibre mop. Allow the floor to dry completely before walking on it. A ph-neutral cleaner is best for the floor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my floor age or change in colour?
You can expect to see shade differences in your floor over time. The cause is usually from exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun, whether direct or indirect. This colour change will be more noticeable in lighter shades, which will darken over time. These changes are due to the natural characteristics of wood and are not covered by manufacturers warranties.
Why does my floor expand and contract?
The most important point to realise is that wooden flooring is subject to expansion and contraction of the boards themselves according to the amount of moisture in the local environment.
All houses have their own indoor climate; with that we mean the amount of moisture in the air (humidity), the temperature, the type of heating and the amount of ventilation. Some factors you can control yourself, others are caused by outside conditions. In a comfortable home with slight humidity variation through the seasons, wooden floors will react by expanding and contracting.
These changes maybe noticeable during:
(a) Humid weather, the wooden floor may expand
(b) Dry weather, the wooden floor may contract
This seasonal movement is a normal characteristic of wooden floors and it never stops, regardless of the age of the floor.
Can I steam mop my wooden floors?
Wood and water do not mix! Excessive amounts of water can cause wood to swell and cup. Only use a slightly damp micro fibre mop to clean wooden floors.
Can I wear high heels on my wooden floors?
Yes, you can wear high heels on wooden floors, however they must be kept in good repair. Heels that have worn down or lost their protective cap, exposing the steel support rod, will dent and pit wood. DO NOT WEAR STILETTO HEELS on any wooden floor.
What is the optimum temperature for wooden floors?
The optimum temperature for wooden floors is 18 to 20 degrees. When humidity is higher wooden floors expand. The optimum humidity range is 40-70%.