CARE OF LACQUERED FLOORS
The lacquering technology for the Barlinek floorboard uses a multi-layered coating of acrylic lacquer hardened by UV rays.
HOW TO PROTECT AND AVOID DAMAGE?
When using Barlinek wooden floors, regardless of whether it is a lacquer or oil-finished floor, it is worth remembering a few basic rules for preventing damage.
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SPECIALISED CARE PRODUCTS:
Natural wood floors require that users take regular care of them and use the proper care agents. Proper care of floorboards means the floor stays beautiful and has a longer life.
Agent for everyday floor care.
Yield approx 500 m2 / l.
Agent for periodic application. Removes the remains of old cleaning agents Protektor Concentrate and Protektor Shine and other cleaning agents from the floor Must be used before applying Protektor Shine.
Yield approx 200 m2 / l.
Protects floors against penetration by dirt and dust.
Yield approx 100 m2 / l.
|Protektor Concentrate||Protektor Komplet||Protektor Shine|
|Intensity of use||Everyday cleaning||Periodic cleaning||Periodic regeneration|
|Floors in rooms which are not intensively used, e.g. living rooms, bedrooms||Every 5-7 days||Every 6-12 months||According visual assessment|
|Floors in areas which are used with average intensity, e.g. stairs, corridors, office spaces||Every 3-5 days||Every 3-6 months||According visual assessment|
|Floors in places which are intensively used, e.g. restaurants, shops, schools||Every 1-3 days||1-2 times per month||According visual assessment|
IMPORTANT: The floor should be cared for using only agents intended for this purpose.
Use of care agents for lacquered floors made by manufacturers other than Barlinek may result in staining, discolouration of floors or major changes to their slipperiness and sheen. Barlinek bears no responsibility for the effects of using agents made by other manufacturers.
All recommendations regarding the regularity of cleaning and caring for floors are given for reference only and depend on actual intensity of use. For these reasons they may not form the basis for warranty claims. Sand trailed or water spilt on the floor have very undesirable effects on it and it is vital to remove them. Thorough cleaning with Protektor Shine only needs to be done rarely and may be delayed considerably by regular cleaning and keeping the floor in a good condition.
VARNISHED BRUSHED FLOORING – MAINTENANCE, CLEANING, RENOVATION
Barlinek floor boards can be finished in various ways providing different final effects. For many years Aged wooden flooring with its simple yet characteristic features has been in high demand. Aged flooring is created as a result of special brushing techniques / processes of the top wear layer. This processing of wood structuring depends on mechanical removal of soft elements of the top layer. The processing of wood growth rings and grain lay-out are emphasized. With time, traces of small scratches and indents will become less visible on a brushed floor than on smooth surface.
ACTIONS AFTER MOUNTING
Immediately after mounting the varnished brushed flooring, the Barlinek Company recommends the application of “Protektor Blask” agent using a mop. This agent will form a thin film on the flooring, which will have a hydrophobic impact protecting the brushed floor against water. Thanks to this protection, removing dirt and water is easier. The flooring will maintain its original appearance and continue to look new for a longer period of time. Important: The “Protektor Blask” agent is not to be diluted, pour it directly on the flooring prior to spreading it with a mop. The agent is to be spread on the flooring so as it would be damp not wet.
CLEANING OF VARNISHED BRUSHED FLOORING:
For renovation (cleaning) of brushed flooring we should use “Protektor Komplet” and “Protektor Blask” agents, soft brushes, spray bottles, a mop.
The “Protektor Komplet” agent is to be diluted in 1:8 rate and poured into the spray bottle. Then we spray the flooring surface and wait ab. 5 minute.
Clean the flooring surface with the soft brush.
Remove dirt with a piece of clean cloth with water. Repeat this operation a few times until the flooring surface is clean. Use a separate container with clean water to clean the cloth. Change the cleaning water frequently.
Having thoroughly cleaned the flooring surface the “Protektor Blask” agent should be used. Pour the “Protektor Blask” agent on the flooring and spread it with the mop. “Protektor blask” will protect the flooring against adverse impact of water penetration and of dirt into brushed areas / connections between boards.
These works can also be done using mechanical equipment i.e. a parquet polisher and “Protektor” series agents.
THE FLOORING BEFORE AND AFTER CLEANING WITH THE “PROTEKTOR” SERIES AGENT.