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How to Care for Wooden Staircase

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Wisdom and diligence of the owner is not limited to home improvement and the choice of practical and natural furniture, but also further care of them. The choice of wooden stairs characterizes you as a person with taste, caring of the ecology and natural materials for your home.

Tips to Care for Wooden Staircase

Wooden stairs

Wooden stairs

If you are the proud owner of a wooden staircase, your task is to preserve its appearance and pristine condition for years ahead. To do this, read the golden rules that are very useful.

Despite all the advantages of wooden stairs, their weakness is the “fear” of moisture excess. That is why it is important to minimize the amount of water used in the cleaning process. Sponge should be damp, and after using it the ladder must be wiped dry with a towel.

Wet rooms (optimal riding humidity for ladders is not more than 60%) require use of antifungal agents for wood stairs. This procedure should be carried out once a year.

For more effective care for stairs it is necessary to use polish once per week. It is important to pick a quality polish, which is composed of natural ingredients. Such a component can be, for example, Brazilian palm wax, indicated as a carnauba wax. It is the hardest vegetable wax. It gives a deep luxury luster to wooden products. It is absolutely non-toxic.

Also one of the important components of quality polishes is oil. Orange oil is the most popular and- effective, but very delicate solvent which gently cleans wood products from contamination. Moreover, this oil has excellent features: it repels ants, beetles , borers , and other insect pests. When choosing a polishing agent, the main thing is to avoid the presence of silicone in it. Silicone creates a barrier on the surface, which repels water and lacquer coating, significantly impairing the appearance of the stairs.

And of course, wooden stairs are not tolerate to pin loads. To avoid damage to the stairs do not wear shoes on the heels in the house. Also, in order not to leave dents do not drag luggage bags on wheels or any other dimensional objects up and down the stairs.

Compliance with such simple rules will help you stay happy with the cleanliness and comfort of your home.

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