Spend Less Time Cleaning With Easy Maintenance Flooring

Gorgeous flooring can transform the look and feel of your home, but many worry about the extra cleaning and maintenance they could require. Traditional hardwood options like solid oak planks often demand special care to avoid scratches, stains, and other damage over time. And carpets tend to harbour a lot of dust and pet hair, forcing regular vacuuming.

Our Stress-Free Flooring Solutions

Engineered wood, laminate, and even natural cork flooring offer wood aesthetics and warmth without the hassle of specialised upkeep. Thanks to protective finishes and stain-resistant surfaces, these floors stay looking pristine with basic daily cleaning.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Coupling the beauty of real hardwood with a much easier care and cleaning regime, engineered wood’s layered plywood construction makes it more dent and scratch-resistant than solid wood, and our exquisite finishes create durable, protective surfaces fit for any home.

How to Clean for Engineered Wood Floors

Daily maintenance involves simple dusting and the removal of debris that might be tracked in from outside. Use a soft bristle brush or a hardwood attachment on your vacuum cleaner to preserve the shine of your finish.

For deeper cleaning, damp mopping once a week is ideal. Always sweep or hoover first, then use a dampened rather than soaked mop to avoid excessive moisture build-up. Too much water can damage any wooden or naturally porous surface over time.

As for cleaners, we recommend using a pH-neutral hardwood floor cleaner rather than general-purpose household cleaners, as the latter may contain harmful acids, alkalis, or grease-cutting agents that could degrade your finish. Here are some of the products we recommend for your engineered wood flooring.

Care for Oil and Lacquer Finishes

We offer two finishes for our engineered wood range, and both hold their own unique strengths in domestic environments.

  • Oiled Finishes: Accentuate the natural grain and feel of wood floors beautifully. The oil saturates the pores to provide a protective, water-resistant surface that’s easily maintained, and with a few simple cleaning methods, oiled floors stay stunning.
  • Lacquered Finishes: Create a protective wear layer that resists scratches, spills, and moisture. The coats fully cure on-site, unlike site-applied finishes, and the result is ultra-durable wood flooring that maintains its shine with simple cleaning routines.

For more information on how to clean these specific finishes, check out our comprehensive guides on both oiled and lacquered engineered hardwood.

The Conclusion

While no flooring is completely stain-proof, engineered wood’s protective coatings give you time to wipe up spills before they absorb, eliminating stress in the face of inevitable family messes.

With routine cleaning focusing on debris removal and occasional damp mopping, engineered hardwood stays beautiful for years.

NEXL42 Sissinghurst 14

Laminate Flooring

Laminate wood flooring takes easy maintenance even further, with highly scratch and stain-resistant surfaces that preserve its pristine look. Similarly to our engineered wood, laminate is constructed with layers of resilient softwood that provides unbeatable durability for busy family homes.

What makes laminate so effortless to maintain is the tough melamine resin layer that protects the decorative print layer underneath. At 1–2 millimetres thick, it creates a barrier far more durable than site-applied finishes on real wood. This clear coat prevents stains and spills from penetrating the flooring and also enables laminate to retain its flawless lustre for years.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Daily sweeping and hoovering eliminates abrasive grit that damages any flooring given the chance. For deeper cleans, like engineered floors, damp mopping once a week can do wonders, as long as you opt for laminate-safe cleaners, such as our range from Bona.

The Conclusion

Maintaining laminate’s beauty is all about daily debris removal and weekly damp mopping, with no need for restorative coats or intensive refinishing. The melamine and stain-resistant properties keep your laminate floors looking pristine year after year.

Cortejo Banner

Cork Flooring

Cork is a naturally durable flooring material prided for its resilient properties, providing both beauty and convenience. Unlike some solid wood floors, cork retains its richness without constant polishing or refinishing.

How to Clean for Cork Floors

For routine maintenance, vacuum twice weekly with a hard floor attachment. And, when needed, clean cork floors using only mild cleaners or soapy water. Avoid bleach, ammonia, and abrasive scouring pads, as they are all far too harsh for natural surfaces.

Cork can handle slightly damp mopping, but as with any hygroscopic flooring, avoid excessive moisture. While cork resists stains excellently, wipe up spills promptly to prevent substances from settling in.

The Conclusion

Cork flooring maintains its rich, warm patina over time with little intervention. By having a simple regime in place, you can ensure your cork flooring retains its allure for years and avoid the hassle of time-consuming maintenance.

Choose Floors That Look After Themselves

Gone are the days of constantly polishing and refinishing your floors due to scratching, dulling, and dirt build-up. With our range of low-maintenance, natural flooring options, you can simplify your to-do list and see to the chores that matter.

Bring home wood floors that withstand your family’s lifestyle and request some free samples today.


Tell us what you think