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WOCA Maintenance Guide

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Below are recommendations for caring and maintaining your WOCA oiled floor. Unlike conventional floor finish types, your can be easily brought back to life with a little maintenance and reapplication of oil, much like a pair of leather shoes. When properly cared for, a WOCA oil finished floor will last virtually forever and will never have to be sanded. A wood floor finished with WOCA oil is resistant even to excessive wear and most liquid spills. Proper maintenance is simple.

Preventative Maintenance

  • Regularly vacuum or dust mop your floor to prevent sand or abrasive dust buildup that can scratch the floor finish.
  • Place high-quality doormats at each door to reduce sand and dirt coming in from outside. Also, if you have wood flooring in your kitchen, a throw rug with a soft or felt backing should be placed in front of the sink area to catch spills and splashes.
  • Use felt furniture protectors on piece that are constantly used and moved.
  • Wipe up spills and spots immediately with a damp cloth.
  • Keep pet nails trimmed and filed in order to minimize excessive wear.

 Regular Maintenance

  • Every week to two weeks, lightly mist your floors with WOCA Natural soap and use either a mop or swiffer-type mop. If time is limited, focus on entry areas and kitchen, which experience the most dirt and grime.
  • One to two times a year, moist mop your floor with WOCA Oil Refresher. This will introduce a small amount of oil into the floor to freshen it and extend the time before a re-oiling becomes necessary.
  • If cleaning more than four times per year becomes necessary, use WOCA Soap. Please remember to still moist mop with WOCA Oil Refresher twice a year.
  • For commercial floors that require frequent cleaning, use WOCA Master Soap. The Master Soap is formulated to allow virtually daily cleaning without leaving behind a residue. Apply WOCA Oil Refresher three to four times a year. 
  • Do not use ammonia or oil-based wax, polish, household dust treatment chemicals, abrasive cleaners, furniture cleaners or any other non-WOCA brand product to clean your floor. 
  • Do not wet mop the floor, as excess moisture may cause damage to your wood floor. 
  • Only WOCA products should be used to clean your floor, all of which are available through Midwest Flooring.

 Repairing Scratches

  • Light scratches are best repaired by hand rubbing WOCA Master Oil or Master Color Oil on the affected areas using a cloth. If necessary, first clean the area to be repaired with WOCA Wood Cleaner solution. Be sure area is dry before applying oil. Leave the oil to absorb for a short period of time before thoroughly buffing and then removing the oil from the surrounding area.


WOCA Maintenance Videos

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WOCA Oil Refresher

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