Maintaining Wooden Surfaces in your Home

Maintaining woods inside your home is very import and often overlooked beyond basic cleaning. Proper maintenance of wood preserves the natural beauty, keeping it looking attractive and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of your interior spaces. Regular cleaning and polishing can prevent dirt, grime, and scratches from accumulating, prolonging the lifespan of the wood and preventing damage. Additionally, maintaining wood helps retain its structural integrity, preventing warping, cracking, or splitting. Proper care also helps to maintain a healthy indoor environment by minimizing the risk of mould, mildew, or pest infestations that can affect both the wood and occupants' health. 

For wooden worktops and tabletops in your kitchen and dining room, we recommend Osmo Top Oil Surface Kit, which contains everything that you need to effectively clean and disinfect your homes work surfaces. Wood is porous and can harbour bacteria in its tiny crevices, making regular cleaning and disinfection essential. Without proper hygiene practices, harmful bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria can thrive on these surfaces. It is important to sanitize wooden cutting boards, countertops, and utensils after each use to prevent cross-contamination. 


The application of wax forms a barrier against moisture such as Osmo Interior Wood Wax Finish, which prevents it from seeping, warping and rotting. Furthermore, wax enhances the natural beauty of wooden floors, adding a glossy sheen that highlights the grain and texture. Regular waxing also helps to fill in small scratches and imperfections, extending the lifespan of the floor. In essence, wax acts as a guardian, ensuring the longevity and aesthetic appeal of wooden floors. 

Well-crafted wooden furniture and flooring can last for generations. Solid wood is known for its strength and durability, making it a worthwhile investment. Often times with wood, especially antique wood clean and a wax may not be enough, but instead sanding wood to restore, a less extreme option is a intensive cleaner like such as Osmo Intensive Restoration Cleaner which is a concentrated cleaner for the removal of organic and inorganic soiling on interior and exterior surfaces.