Date: 25.09.2023
Author: mattbritton
Category: Care guide

This care guide is for our engineered wide plank, herringbone and chevron flooring.

Matt Britton hardwood floors are designed to withstand the wear and tear of day-to-day life. As wood is a natural material, it will react to the environment it is installed in – dry environments will cause a floor to lose moisture and humid environments will cause moisture to be gained. Throughout the life of the floor, we recommend that the room temperature should be maintained between 15°C and 25°C and the relative humidity levels in the room should be between 45% and 65%. This will keep any movement within the floor to a minimum and ensure that the floor remains stable.

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Preventative Maintenance

  • Prevent accumulation of grit and abrasive dust by sweeping and vacuuming regularly.
  • Place matting at external entrances to help prevent the tracking of grit and dirt. Abrasive particles can be very damaging to and seriously shorten the lifespan of any floor finish. Matting should ideally be large enough to allow two steps across, and should be regularly cleaned. It is also important that matting is of a type which can remove grit and absorb moisture (coir or ingenious matting).
  • Protect all furniture with felt pads to prevent scratching and damaging the floor finish. When moving heavy furniture, pick it up rather than sliding it to best protect the floor. Regularly check and clean the felt feet to avoid / reduce embedded grit or particles from scratching the wood surface.
  • Try to avoid walking on the floor with stiletto-heeled shoes, as these can cause damage.
  • Wipe up food and other spills immediately with a slightly dampened clean towel/cloth.
  • Avoid use of oil-based detergent or any household cleaners. These can be abrasive and damage or dull the surface and can leave a dangerous slippery film.
  • Always use a recommended cleaner to clean the floor.
  • If using a mop and bucket with a soap solution to clean the floor, avoid using too much water insuring the mop almost dry before application. Never wet mop a wood floor.

Cleaning Lacquered Floors

We recommend using Lagoon spray cleaner with a no abrasive micro fibre mop or cloth.


  1. If necessary, remove dust from the floor (vacuum cleaner, brush).
  2. Shake the container well before use.
  3. Spray Lagoon onto a small area and wipe off using a micro-fibre mop or a floor cloth. Always use clean equipment, dampened but not dripping in order not to wet the floor too much. It is also possible to spray Lagoon the micro-fibre mop itself. In that case, reimpregnate regularly
  4. Repeat the procedure for the rest of the room.
  5. No need to rinse. Allow to dry.
  6. Drying time – 10 minutes
  7. Return to use: as soon as the floor is dry.
  8. Coverage – approx. 200 m² for ½ litre.
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Maintaining your lacquered floor

Blanchon Protector can be used for periodic maintenance when signs of wear become visible on the floor finish, such as micro-scratches or irregular sheen in main usage or higher traffic areas. This will refresh the floor and rejuvenate the lacquer finish to elongate the life of the surface finish.

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