Look after your
For you to derive as much pleasure as possible from your Kährs floor, it is important that you look after it and maintain it.
Download Kährs Floor Care Guides (PDF):
Kährs Lifetime Residential Floor Care Guide and Warranty
Kährs Spirit Floor Care Guide and Warranty
Kährs 5 Year (3 Year 10mm Spirit) Commercial Warranty
Kährs 5 Year Activity Floor Warranty & Maintenance Procedures
Our floors are durable and easy to keep clean. At Kährs, we are famous for our top-quality finish that lets the nature of the wood shine through by emphasizing its living structure. Despite its strength, the Kährs finish is exceptionally thin and does not conceal the structure of the wood as so many other competing finishes do.
Cleaning your flooring
Your wood floor will benefit from daily cleaning using dry methods such as vacuuming or sweeping. If necessary, you can wipe your floor clean with lightly damp (well-wrung) cloth.
To help extend the life of a Kährs floor and to remove all cloudy residue or dulling dirt-film layers, clean it regularly with Kährs Wood Cleaner. Complete instructions can be found on the label of each bottle of cleaner.
Kährs Wood Cleaner is specially formulated to clean no-wax wood finishes like Kährs factory finish. It’s a cleaner, not a polish, and it contains no waxes or oils. However, since it removes the dulling residue that builds up on the surface of the floor and dries clear with no streaking, it appears to enhance the shine.
Accidents can be remedied
If you end up with a stain on your floor, you can try removing it using a mild detergent (not containing ammonia) such as Kährs Cleaner, or you could try some dishwashing soap dissolved in warm water. If this does not help, here are a few more tips on how to remove difficult marks. But take care when using strong stain-removers as using too much or rubbing too hard may affect the lacquer.
Food/drink stains & spills.
Wipe with lightly-damp (well-wrung) cloth and/or Kährs’ Wood Cleaner.
Tar, asphalt, gummy substance, ink, lipstick, carbon, typewriter ribbon, scuff marks.
Wipe with Kährs Wood Cleaner; clean any remains with mineral spirits.
Consult your Kährs Touch-up Kit materials, and professional assistance is available.
Surface wear, low luster levels.
Consult your Kährs dealer. Professional assistance is available.
No matter how carefully you treat your floor, accidents do happen. Dropped packages, equipment and other things can dent or scratch any wood floor, regardless of how hard it is. Kährs has designed easy-to-use, user-friendly Touch-Up Kits so you can make minor repairs. We offer kits to match each flooring color.
Each kit contains a filler stick and touch-up marker. Clear finish bottles are also available and sold separately. Kährs Touch-Up-Kits can be the perfect remedy when you need to repair minor flooring blemishes. To order please visit www.kahrsstore.com.
It’s rare and extremely unfortunate, but if you damage your floor too extensively to repair by yourself, contact your floor covering dealer and ask for a professional to repair your floor.
Renovation of your wood flooring finish
Kährs floors can be refinished without removing the factory finish. As a floor ages, signs of normal wear and tear should be expected. This is natural-it happens to all wood floors! To restore the luster and extend the wear layer of the Kährs wood floor recoat with a water based urethane coating. Recoating your floor without removing the factory finish will not void the Wear Through Guarantee.
Recoating should be done when necessary. Don’t wait until the finish has worn down. Call your professional flooring contractor for recommendations as soon as you see a wear pattern developing.
Note: To achieve a uniform look coat the worn traffic areas first followed with a coat over the entire floor.
Recommended Finishes: Bona Kemi (Pacific Strong and Traffic). Call Kährs Technical Line (1-800-ASK-KAHR) for other compatible floor finishes.
NOTE: Not Applicable to Natural Oiled Floors