Questions about engineered wood flooring
Here you will find all the answers to your questions about engineered wood flooring from Parador.
Care and maintenance
Parador natural oil, natural oil plus, and oil-impregnated (UV oil) surfaces can be treated with all commercially available cleaning and care products for air-drying or oxidatively drying natural oil surfaces and oil-impregnated (UV oil) surfaces. Since oiled engineered wood flooring does not have a thick layer on the surface (which is what is desired), its maintenance is slightly more complex than that of lacquered engineered wood flooring.
The care of real engineered wood flooring is divided into care to retain the value of the floor and regular maintenance cleaning.
The value and the refined appearance of your engineered wood flooring is retained as follows:
- Keep the indoor climate conditions constant: 30–65% relative humidity and 17–24°C are ideal for Parador engineered wood flooring.
- Prevent sand and dirt from entering, as both act like sandpaper. So-called cleaning zones or dirt-trapping mats in the entrance area help. Make sure that such mats have a non-dyeing rubber or latex backing.
- Always absorb liquids standing on the floor immediately.
- When cleaning the floor covering, wring out the mop well and wipe only damp.
- Scouring agents, floor waxes, hot steam cleaners or polishes are taboo for cleaning engineered wood flooring surfaces.
- Avoid direct and too intensive sunlight on the surface of the floor covering. A suitable form of light protection such as shutters, roller blinds or pleated blinds will help you to do this.
The following applies to regular maintenance cleaning:
- Dust, fluff and loose particles can be removed most gently with a broom or vacuum cleaner with brushes set up.
- Dirty marks can simply be wiped off with a damp cloth.
- For more stubborn dirt, wipe the flooring damp with our Parador cleaning products. Only use a cleaning agent from the Parador range that is suitable for the respective engineered wood flooring surface.
Some of our engineered wood floorings can also be glued over the whole area ((please refer to the information on the product-specific data sheets). The products of the Trendtime 3 collection are designed exclusively for all-over adhesion and are not suitable for floating installation. The following applies to the selection of the adhesive: - only the water and solvent-free, one or two-component (1-C or 2-C) polyurethane adhesives recommended by the adhesive manufacturer for this purpose, or solvent-based adhesives according to DIN 281, are to be used as large area adhesives. The adhesive manufacturer's instructions regarding the amount of adhesive to be applied must be observed, the size of the serrations on the adhesive spatula depends on this. - Parador recommends the adhesives T54 FC and 151 Objekt made by Sika. These adhesives are suitable for all common types of wood such as beech or oak. If you have specific questions, please contact the adhesive manufacturer and refer to the relevant technical data sheet. - In principle, the substrate must be dry, level, free from cracks, clean and suitable for gluing and must be below the corresponding moisture values. The pre-treatment/priming depends on the specifications of the adhesive manufacturer.