To the detailed Hain installation and care instructions >>>
Clean greyed or dirty floors with a solution of intensive cleaner. Therefoer always wash out the wipes in clear water. Let it dry well for some hours and then re-oil with care oil. For this, spray on the care oil and massage in with a lint-free cotton cloth, avoid oil puddles. After oiling the area possibly shouldn't be stepped on for around 1 day. It should be waited befor wet cleaning for a couple of days and then cleaned with soapy water according care instructions.
We recommend the first aftercare with care oil for heavily used floors already after 8-10 weeks and then every 6 months or as required.
We want to point out again, that slight greying of wooden floors occurs by the interaction of humidity and UV-impact and so is natural to some extent. But by the „enlivening“ effect of the care oil this can be reduced sigificantly, that means the woodcolor looks much better again.
Mix the intesive cleaner with warm water and apply to the dirty floor, let it work and clean up the dirty water with a cloth warm. Therefore wash out the cloth in a second bucket with clear water. For persistent stains a brush or scouring sponge can be used for help.
Afterwards the floor needs to dry well. (best a couple of hours or over night). In case the floor still appears scratched and unsightly, this areas can be processed with a mesh or grining fleece.
On the dry floor now apply care oil with a lint-free cloth or spray bottle and work it in well. For heavily worn floors two times application can be necessary. After oiling the area should possibly not be stepped on for around 1 day. With the wet cleaning you should wait a few days and the wip with soapy water according care instructions.
Basically you can see that our oiled sufaces have a high and not always even gloss level due to manufactoring . From experience a higher gloss level is no reason for concern, as this is only a slight oil residue, which is quickly removed by oxygen and wet cleaning. With this the floor gets its typical matt or dull shine after some month latest.
Also the colorshade can be changed by the use of white or colorless special soap. A grey shade occurs a some cases, because the alcalic reaction that the soap causes (soap=lye) The area can be mattened by using of a green pad artificially, but then needs to be reworked with careoil afterwards. We usually do not recommend this method, because it is an artificial abrasion.