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How Do I Maintain My Timber Stairs

Making the decision to have timber stairs is a wonderful choice; they are stunning in their beauty and timeless in their look. Timber stairs in your Melbourne home will complement your home no matter the style but along with the beauty and brilliance of timber stairs there comes maintenance to keep them in their prime. As with any solid wood furniture or part of a home, you will need routine maintenance to keep your wood looking great and lasting longer.

Today, we are here to help you with our simple tips and tricks that are meant to help you maintain your timber stairs.

Regular Cleaning – Routine and regular cleaning of the stairs is a must; this includes sweeping them and damp mopping them. Making sure any spills or wet spots are cleaned up and dried immediately to avoid unnecessary stains and damage to the timber stairs.

Damage Control – If you have people in your home that has a habit of wearing shoes in the house you may want to add carpeting to the bottom of the stairs to catch any debris such as gravel or salt that may be on the shoes. This debris can cause damage to your timber stairs by scratching them.

Refinishing Maintenance – It is a wise decision to refinish your timber stairs regularly to help keep them sealed. This seal prevents mould and mildew growth and also will help protect if a spill should arise.

Mould – Routine mould removal can help prolong the life of your timber staircase, mould and mildew are more prevalent in humid or moist areas, if you live in one of those areas it is recommended you routinely clean and treat your stairs for mould. This mould removal treatment is simple you simply mix 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of bleach with a gallon of water and use this solution to wipe down the stairs thoroughly.

Routine Waxing – if you have timber stairs a wax top coat might be beneficial to you as well. The wax helps make the timber waterproof, stain proof, and protect from dents, scuffs and scratches. This would be extremely beneficial if the stairs are in a high traffic area.

Thank you for joining S&A Stairs today, we hope you took away some information that can benefit you and help keep your timber stairs looking fabulous for years to come.