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Whims of a floor

with Whatever tremendous novelties producers of floor coverings pleased us, the parquet will hardly yield sometime by right the won palm. To have houses a floor from a natural tree was always considered as business prestigious. And the pursuit which took roots recently for natural, exclusively natural origin, a product only added points to the undoubted leader. However in life this favourite is very whimsical and requires to himself special attention.

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in many respects care of a parquet depends on type of its covering. Often the parquet is not varnished, and rubbed with oil. Of course, both that, and at other covering has pluses and minuses. As a rule, on the last option esthetes who want to see at themselves under legs almost natural wood stop. Oil as well as possible will emphasize a natural species of a tree. Care of such floor, in principle, is simple, though takes a lot of time. If on an oil covering there are spots or scratches, they easily can be jammed mastic. Still it is possible to use parquet polish. She perfectly protects seams from water, creates a durable protective layer and visually updates a parquet. Besides the floor processed by polish will sustain damp cleaning (which not really - that loves a varnish): the protective layer will not be dissolved. At first a floor needs to be cleared the vacuum cleaner or well wrung out rag. And already then to apply polish with a thin layer, distributing it on a surface lint-free fabric. By the way, it is impossible to varnish at all a floor which at least was covered once with parquet polish. If there is a strong wish to make it, it is necessary to grind a floor to a pure tree and already only after that to varnish.

the Main advantage of a varnish covering is that it is easy to clean such floor. Besides the varnish protects a tree from moisture and wear. The term of life of such parquet floor in many respects depends on what (that is how good) it is varnished. But this, certainly, not only condition. Over time any varnish covering whatever qualitative it was right at the beginning will lose the former greatness. Therefore it is better to reconcile to a reality at once - a varnish covering not eternally, periodically it should be updated. And from the next repolishing not to get to anywhere. And here it is quite possible to delay it in time. Here everything depends only on you. From that, how carefully and carefully you are ready to treat a parquet floor.

Dust and dirt from soles of our footwear, a furniture leg, and quite often even too rough basis of carpets scratch a varnish covering. It is possible to avoid its premature attrition by means of special protectively - decorative coverings (polynecks). It is the best of all to wipe such floor with a soft rag or a hair brush. Of course, it is possible to use also the vacuum cleaner. The main thing not to try to remove the speck which appeared on a parquet with a rigid brush or abrasive material. And at all not to spill on it water. The varnish just will not sustain so rough intervention and for certain will crack. In this case through cracks both moisture, and dirt will get to a tree. From these troubles will also help to insure a varnish floor special means on care of a parquet. They cost expensive, of course. But they, forgive for a tautology, are worth it. Often means for wiping of a parquet not only delete dirt, but also create on it an additional protective layer.

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Of course, the parquet does not love moisture. And still, if there was a need, for example, to wash away dirt, the processed surface right there should be wiped dry. The main thing not to allow dirt to dry finally and, so, to be absorbed in a varnish. However, if before this incident a floor was processed by means of water-repellent structure (polish), no troubles to a parquet will be terrible at all. Polish forms on a varnish coat which covered a parquet, a protective film which rescues it from attrition and moisture. However, will not rescue from a fair amount of water and polish (for example, in case of, God forbid, leakage, a floor all the same will distend). But it will perfectly protect from water (however, besides from its small amount) the seams which are badly closed up between parquet hoards. On average the liter bottle of a polish of the Swedish firm “Bona“ costs 250 rubles. And at its first use on the three-room apartment with a total area about 75 sq.m not less than one and a half liters of substance will be required. But at repeated application of a polish will be portions in 150 - 200 ml enough. By the way, it is the best of all to begin processing of a floor from a window, gradually moving to an exit from the room. On a polished parquet it is impossible to go about half an hour. So if you do not want to spend 30 minutes, sitting on a window sill, do not forget about this instruction. The floor still varnished can be processed special fresheners for the varnished floors (for example, a freshener of “Tarkett Refresher“ of the Swedish firm “Tarkett“). This manipulation needs to be made only few times in a year. But a floor will keep long enough the primitive beauty. And still, even despite these fine protective equipment, fans of parquets should refuse not only damp cleaning of the floor, but also damp cleaning of carpets. Of course, the vacuum cleaners which appeared in the Russian shops with function of damp cleaning considerably simplified life of housewives. But the carpet which became wet during cleaning will remain some time damp. So, and the parquet floor under it will also begin to become wet.

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Not smaller loss in comparison with moisture to a parquet floor can put to

also furniture. However nobody urges you to sacrifice it to passionate love to a parquet. Practically each producer of a parquet surely lets out not only means of processing of a floor, but also special defensors. For example, the transparent, made of soft plastic rugs just for decoration on castors of the Swedish firm “Tarkett“. Such rug will cost on average 1300 rubles. And to all furniture legs it is possible to attach felt heel-taps. The look this heel-tap very much reminds a mushroom as which leg serves the screw - the self-tapping screw, and a hat - the felt patch. Ten such heel-taps besides of the Swedish firm “Bona“ cost about 160 rubles. However, it is possible to find also ordinary felt slips without screws - self-tapping screws (which as it is easy to guess, should be screwed in in a furniture leg). They are just pasted on the basis of a furniture leg. Such slips are, for example, in assortment of Tarkett firm.

Of course, it is necessary to work much for the benefit of own floor. Gluing or a vvinchivaniye only of one slips will demand many efforts and time. But your efforts will not go to waste. The marvelous parquet floor will please very long you amazing on beauty (and that is very important, to a fresh look) with a state.