Treating and maintaining solid
wood flooring and panelling.
If you choose an untreated floor you can treat it according to whichever shade best suits where it is to be laid. You should also think about how much it will be used. If you choose the most common treatment method, lye and oil, there are a number of flooring oils available that will help you get the desired shade.
The lye makes the wood maintain a lighter shade and opens the pores of the wood so that the oil penetrates easily. The oil brings out the wood’s warm, natural appearance. The floor can also be treated with lye and soap, which gives it a nice glow, like an old-fashioned plain floor.
Baseco Classic After installation, the floor must be damp wiped the first time with a wood floor soap and water, 1:5. Use white soap for white oiled floors and natural soap for floors treated with natural oil. When cleaning, use a firmly wrung cloth. Rooms subject to heavy wear can benefit from being treated with an extra protective layer of maintenance oil before the floor is used.
Baseco Trend After installation, the floor is ready for use. For wet cleaning use wood floor soap and water. Wipe clean with a firmly wrung cloth.
Baseco Antique After installation, the floor is ready for use. For wet cleaning use wood floor soap and water. Wipe clean with a firmly wrung cloth.
Baseco untreated The untreated floor should be surface treated on site after installation. If you choose the most common treatment method, lye and oil, there are a number of flooring oils that will help you get the desired shade. Ask your surface treatment products dealer for tips and advice.
Periodic maintenance – long-term maintenance The periodic maintenance needs to be adjusted according to the wear the floor is exposed to and how the floor is managed. Baseco Classic must be maintained with floor oil while Trend and Antique must be maintained with varnish refresher, both are available from retailers for paint, flooring and building materials.