The festive season is fast approaching, a great time for visiting and receiving guests and catching up with friends and relatives. Cleaning and protecting your hardwood floor against the rigours of extra footfall during the Christmas period has never been easier. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your wood floor looking beautiful throughout this busy time.

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Regularly sweep your wooden floor with a soft brush, small particles of grit and stones, which can be brought in on the soles of visitor's feet, can abrade and scratch the floor's surface. An Osmo Cleaning Kit for Floors is a superb product for cleaning, dry mopping and polishing your wood flooring. The green fluffy dust mop, used dry, is great for picking up tiny particles of dust and grit.

Wood floors finished with hardwax oil can be given a pre-Christmas clean with Osmo Wash and Care. A couple of capfuls of this mild detergent, diluted in warm water, will clean the the floor effectively whilst feeding and replenishing the oiled surface.

If your oiled wood flooring is looking a little tired and could do with more of a lift, Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner can be buffed into the cleaned floor. The thin microfibre polishing cloth supplied with the Opti-Set Mop is perfect for the task.

For quick and easy cleaning between visitors a Spray Mop can't be beaten for convenience - just spray and clean as you go! The Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop is designed for floors with a lacquered finish. We also supply a range of wood floor cleaning kits which can make a super, practical Christmas gift. To see our full range of mops and care kits click here.

Now is also a great time to check whether the felt pads underneath your furniture need replacing. Dining chairs can mark hardwood floors if the legs are left unprotected, adhesive felt pads offer a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem. Call us on 01535 637755 for information about any of our products - we are always happy to help.