What products should I use to maintain wood floors?

Wood is a warm and cosy material that makes an elegant addition to any home. But it's also a raw material that needs to be carefully and correctly looked after. Whether oiled or lacquered, it's important to use the right cleaning products: any aggressive chemicals or unsuitable cleaners risk dulling its shine. See our guide to choosing the best natural and/or specialist products to clean your wood floor.

What products should I use to protect my wood floor?

Dust regularly with a vacuum cleaner (special wood flooring brush) or a soft broom.

What products should I use to extend my wood floor's lifespan?

For oiled wood floors:

First off, we recommend cleaning your wood floor on a regular basis (removing dust and cleaning any stains).
Start by sweeping or vacuuming the floor. If deeper cleaning is required, soak a microfibre or sponge mop in cold water and wring out well. We recommend only mopping once a month to avoid damaging your floor. Remember: water is wood's worst enemy.
For stubborn stains, use Panaget's natural soap.
Once a year, vacuum and clean your wood floor before spraying it with Panaget maintenance oil. Wipe away excess with a clean, dry rag then leave to dry for at least 4 hours, ensuring the room is well ventilated.
To partially restore a wood floor damaged by a cigarette burn, a knock or deep scratches, start by sanding the affected area with sandpaper or wire wool. Next, apply Panaget repair oil with a paintbrush or a cotton rag. To finish, polish the wood to obtain the desired finish. Leave to dry for 8 hours. The oil should have fully hardened after 6 hours.
If you've just finished installing pre-oiled Ulysse Teak wood floors, it is essential to finish the strips with a layer of Panaget natural maintenance oil.

For lacquered wood floors: 

To clean, use a microfibre cloth slightly dampened in a solution of cold water and Panaget Lacquered Wood Floor Cleaner. The cleaner degreases, cleans and revives lacquered wood flooring, whether satin or matt. Cleaning should be carried out no more than once a month to avoid any risk of soiling. Avoid abrasive products or those containing silicone. It is possible to apply a protective coat called Renovator (metallisant) satin or matt to regenerate the appearance of the lacquer and provide a protective film. Thoroughly vacuum up any dirt before applying any metalliser and respect the consumption indicated on the can.

If you accidentally spill a household product on the floor or can’t remove a stubborn bit of dirt, don’t hesitate to contact your stockist for tailored cleaning advice. 

Natural products, whether baking soda or white vinegar, can attack the lacquer or oil of your floor: always test the mixture on an inconspicuous part of it. To avoid taking any risks, you can use our Panaget range of products, which respect each of our floors.