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How To Maintain Outdoor Wood Flooring

The popularity of outdoor wood flooring is increasing with rapid speed and people are using this kind of wood flooring in their garden, balcony and similar other outdoor places. But when you get wood flooring for outdoor areas in your home, then you need to take good care of that flooring else it might not last for a very long time. To help you more in these caring tips, following are some suggestions and tips that can tell you how to take good care of your outdoor wood flooring to get long lasting life from it.

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Keep it clean:

Keeping it clean is the best way to keep your outdoor wood flooring safe from all kind of wear and tear in it. For cleaning your wood flooring first you need to remove all kind of bigger debris and stones from it. For that you can easily use a good quality broom that does not leave mark on the wood flooring. Also, when you use the broom, then you need t make sure you apply it softly on the surface so you can get clean flooring without leaving scratches or marks on it. In addition to this you can also use a god quality vacuum cleaner to clean the outdoor wood flooring. Also, you need to make sure that you do the cleaning on a regular basis so you can get rid of all kind of dust, dirt and debris from it.

Protect from water:

It is true that outdoor wood flooring is designed to give a longer life in outdoor areas, but everything comes with a limit and this is applicable for wood flooring as well. If you will keep it in contact with water all the time then it wouldn’t be able to last for a very long time and you will need to change it sooner than your expectations. That’s why all the experts recommend you to use a protection for your flooring with water and similar other substances. Also, they recommend that you get a water replant coating on your wood flooring with a regular interval. This water repellent coating would be able to help you get better protection in easy manner.

Use brush wisely:

Many time people see some stain on their outdoor wood flooring and they try to remove that stain using a brush or similar other object. Well, there is nothing wrong in using a brush as long as you choose the brush carefully and in a wise manner. If you will choose a metal brush for rubbing or bloating of the surface, then it might remove the stain from your wood flooring but it will give some other scratch mark on the surface of flooring. Other that this, it may remove the extra coating or protection also by the scrapping and that will not be a good thing for your flooring. But if you will use a soft and good quality plastic or rubber brush, then it will help you remove the stain, but it will not leave any kind of marks on the surface.

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Use special cleaners:

Many people have this assumption that they can use regular floor cleaner for cleaning of their wood flooring as well. However, this opinion has nothing to do with fact because regular cleaner contain some chemicals that can be harmful for your outdoor wood flooring. These chemicals might react with sealer or water replant coating and it can remove those protections from your flooring. That means you will not be able to get better result if you will use regular cleaner for this cleaning process. Hence, it is a good idea that you use a good quality special cleaner that comes only for cleaning of outdoor wood flooring. This precaution will help you get a longer life from your flooring that too without putting a lot of extra efforts in it.

Give time to dry:

When you mop the outdoor wood flooring, then you should never use a damp mop for the cleaning process. Although you can use a wet but completely squeezed mop to clean the surface, but if you will use a damp cloth then it will leave adverse effects on your flooring. Also, when you clean or when you do some polishing on the outdoor wood flooring then make sure you give it enough time to dry. Normally on a bright sunny day it will not take more than a day, but sometime it may take 2 days as well and you should give that much time for its drying.

Use good quality sealer:

When you do the cleaning of your outdoor wood flooring, then you will need to apply sealer on it. This sealer not only reduces the effect of outdoor weather and nature on your flooring, but it can help you get better shine also one your flooring. However, you can have this result only if you choose the sealer wisely else it will be of no use for you. If you don’t know about it then you can talk to the contractor that installed outdoor wood flooring in your home and he can help you with a right name for this. Also, when you apply the sealer then make sure you use it according to the guidelines suggested by the sealer so you can get the best result and a shiny surface on your flooring.

Cover it wisely:

In order to protect the wood flooring many people would prefer to cover it with some rain cover and that is a good thing to do. But if you will cover it for a longer period of time them humidity of Singapore can leave adverse effects on in it and it may damage your outdoor wood flooring. So, it is strongly recommended that you cover it with a rain cover only if rain is there else remove the cover and let it dry in the sunlight. This process will also make sure that you get a longer life from this flooring without having any damage in it.
 
 


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