Okay, so your floors have been buffed and all the scratches have been removed. Now, it is time to protect your floor with a good wax.
Waxing your wood floor provides a protective seal that preserves your beautiful floor and ensures that you won’t have to go through this process year after year. Following the instructions as outlined by the wax manufacturer is crucial. If you don’t, you may end up with a slippery floor that is going to be a little dangerous.
Depending on your floor, there will be various types of wax that you can use. Here are a few of the more common wood floor waxes.
Solid Paste Wax
You would want to use a solid paste wax on unvarnished wood floors. This type of wax is also good for concrete, unvarnished cork floors and true linoleum but we will only focus on the wooden floors.
It is important to never use this type of wax on urethane finished wood floors, as it will cause issues with the floor.
A solid paste wax is applied to your floor by hand and will create a long-lasting shine that will be admired by house guests for years to come.
A liquid wax is easier to apply compared to the solid paste wax; however, the shine will not last quite as long. This type of wax is also ideal for unvarnished wood floors as well as unfinished cork floors.
Again, you will not want to use a liquid wax on a urethane finished wood floor as it will only wreak havoc on your beautiful masterpiece.
You can apply liquid wax either by hand using a damp cloth or with the help of a floor polisher. Either way, it is important to ensure the wax goes on evenly and lightly. Once the wax dries, we will buff the floor with a clean towel or an electric polisher to give your wood floor the shine it craves.
Water-Based Silicone Polish
This type of “wax” can be used on all floor types except unsealed wood, cork and linoleum floors. If you have a urethane finish on your wood floor then this is the only wax that you will be able to use.
When applying this type of wax, we will always apply several thin coats, as it will help speed up the drying process. If we were to apply one heavy coat, it would take ages to dry. Similarly, in high traffic areas, we will apply a few extra coats for added protection.Once the water-based silicone polish has dried, buffing it out with a clean towel or an electric polisher will reveal the enviable shine.
Regardless of the wax you choose, it is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the wax works the way it is intended to. Of course, our wood restoration team has over 30 years of experience and will be able to get your old floor shining like new in no time at all.
Really pleased with the end result. Would highly recommend the company for their professional approach and high standard of workmanship.
Thanks it looks amazing. Well done to all the guys who did a splendid job on time. Cleared all rubbish aways as well. Highly recommended. – 30/11/2010
The work was carried out efficiently with a professional service. Where the job ended up being more complex that first envisaged the GJP team invested extra time to sort things out. We were very pleased with the work done. Rachael Atkinson 30/10/2010.
I should like to say that we are very impressed by the work done – the floor looks incredible and also the clear up job afterwards was very professional. There was no mess at all and it was dust free. (I’m not sure how you managed that). Oliver Gillespie 10/12/2010.
Stunning bamboo flooring beautifully fitted – really neat . Everything done to minimise stress & disruption. Polite friendly service from beginning to end. 100% satisfaction.