Cleaning and maintenanceLacquered Natural Finished Oil
During its use the parquet should be protected against extreme harmful influences and pollution of any kind. In front of the door a door-mat should be used so as the fine sand particles could be avoided, since these are very harmful to the laquered upper surface of the parquet. An underplate (e.g. a piece of felt) should be placed/sticked under the feet of the furniture to protect the parquet surface against scratches. Great load, which acts to the parquet surface at small points is very harmful. It is importante to know that various woods have a slightly different hardness, but high heels leave their marks even on parquet made of the hardest wood. The rolls of the roll chairs influence the surface in a very high degree, so it should be protected, in any case, with use of a special underlaying.
The finished parquet is a relady lacquered floor covering product, so no lacquering is needed after installation. To clean the finished parquet use a dry or slightly moist (just a little bit damp) cloth. During its use it has to be protected from moisture. Do not use a mop. Stains nor soluble in water can be removed immediately with their solvents (except strongly caustic substances), but chemical cleaning should be avoided if possible. When renewing the wornout layer of lacquer the old lacquer should be sanded down in a longitudinal direction using fine sandpaper (P 120-P150). The dust produced has to be carefully removed from the surface, which can be lacquered in several layers. Between applying each layer the surface is to be made coarse by using fine sandpaper. Before lacquering a test lacquering should be done. After the test lacquering the adhesion, discoloration of the new coating and the quality of the surface are to be thoroughly inspected. Only start the whole relacquering if you are satisfied with the test. Before buying lacquer ask an expert for information (recommended type of lacquer: parquet lacquer with solvent.) The need for an overall renewal of your parquet can be delayed greathy by using commercially available parquet maintenance materials with required regularity.
Wood is a "living" material even in its processed form and - just like people - it reacts to extreme climatic impacts sensitively. The correct room climate is needed for both man and parquet to feel comfortable. In the case of a room temperature of 20°C this means a relative air humidity of 45-55%. If the relative humidity of the air is permanently or often below the above value during the heating season the parquet might dry out to an extreme degree and gaps might appear between and even within the individual panels. It is a NATUR circumstance. In order to prevent this it is necessary during the heating season to check the humidity and temperature continually and to supplement the humidity of the air by using an artificial humiditier.
This parquet is made of wood and to a small degree it reflects the diversity and structural variety charcteristic of NATUR wood even within a given quality class. This is why the parquet samples within our data sheet can only be seen as informative ones.