How do I take care of my beautiful floor? Once you - or your cleaners are in charge of
taking care of your timber floor, there are a few tricks to keeping it ship shape for years of enjoyment. This is a basic guide to cleaning, protecting and reviving your floor.



For weekly or bi-weekly cleaning, sweep or vacuum - and ensure your vacuum has a floor brush attachment or use an electric dry dust mop.


Mop the floor with a mop specifically for timber flooring - we recommend the Bona Mop and relating cleaning products cleaning products.


To remove dirt, oil, and grime that has built up over time, and isn’t completely removed by your weekly vacuum and dry mop – do a deep clean. Every four to six months, mix up to one cup of methylated spirits, OR a non abrasive detergent into a bucket of hot water and mop the floor, squeezing most of the water out before placing the mop on the floor. Do not use a wet mop on your floor and do not allow any surface water to pool on your floor at any time. Once you have deep cleaned your floor, a run over with the Bona Mop brings it up beautifully.


Under no circumstances should you consider using a steam mop on your floor. This will delaminate the coating on your floor.


If you have any questions please do contact us.



Use mats to look after your floor - place a door mat outside each of your entrances and if possible a softer mat immediately inside each door - this will assist to remove any sand, grit and small stones from shoe-soles/feet.


Like many finishing or covering products such as fabric and carpets, exposure to direct sunlight can cause discolouration of your floor. To reduce the effects of this, filter direct sunlight with curtains or blinds. If building or renovating, consider installing a UV window film on the most exposed windows to sunlight to protect your floor and your furnishings.


When replacing your furniture or moving furniture do not drag it across the floor, and when wheeling heavy items (e.g. refrigerators) use heavy carpet runners or mats to roll the wheels on.


Use protective pads underneath the legs of chairs and furniture.


Keep your pets nails trimmed regularly if you have used a soft wood.


If you have any questions please do contact us.



After a few years and a few parties, you may choose to just revive your floor to look new again. This is one of the main advantages of choosing a timber floor.


We recommend you keep a record of the products used on your floor. Retain this information to provide to any subsequent contractor in case you decide to revive your floor a few years down the track.


Your contractor will then ensure the original and recoat materials are compatible.


A re coat involves a solvent wash to clean the floor first. Then your floor will be buffed (lightly sanded). The floor is then vacuumed and recoated. Bingo – just like a new one!


If your floor is very old, or you would like to change the colour, you may simply do a full re sand and coat to your desired colour and your floor will look like new. We will happily advise you on how certain timbers lend themselves to new colour choices.


If you have any questions please do contact us.

505 construction (Developer)

'505 Construction work to extremely tight deadlines in some of NZ’s finest homes. Attention to detail & quality are paramount. Freedom Flooring delivers outstanding results, every time.'

Aaron McCurdy

"We spent a lot of time researching all the different types of floor coverings available on the market, before we came across Freedom Flooring. We then met with Phil and explained we wanted the 'Million Dollar looks' but without the million dollar budget, he then advised on the types of wood, and wood finishes for the look we wanted. The end result was exactly what we had visualized and the whole process was made easy with good communication, great workmanship and friendly, reliable staff. We have had great comments on the floor, whenever anybody new visits our house. If we build new again or decide to renovate, we will definitely call on Freedom Flooring again"

Barry and Rosemarie Margan, Piha

In January 2008 we engaged the services of Freedom Flooring Ltd to lay a floor of Tasmanian Oak. We called for quotes and found Freedom’s prices to be very competitive. Great care was taken in the laying, sanding and polishing of the floor, to the extent that our architect observed that it was perhaps the nicest surface of it’s type that he had seen. All our visitors comment in a similar vein. Freedom’s staff were all a pleasure to deal with and obviously took great pride in their work. On the strengths of these results we have no hesitation in recommending their services to others, and we thank them for a job well done


We are very pleased with the outcome of our floor. Freedom Flooring worked very closely with us despite our property being in the Coromandel. Communication was the key in getting this floor completed on time.

Derek Waller

We are very pleased that our aim to match the colour of our floor to the colour of the Kitchen Cabinetry was achieved. Freedom’s staff are friendly, professional and consistent.

Inside Out Ltd

Freedom Floorings customer service, planning, installation, finishing and attention to detail is extremely well executed. They finish on time and on budget producing beautiful timber floors. Freedom Floorings passion to deliver a great customer experience and expertise with timber flooring makes it all too easy. Freedom Floorings people, products and services exceed our expectations.

Joseph Baranyai

Freedom Flooring installed flooring into the formal areas of five townhouses we recently had constructed. We would have no hesitation in recommending Freedom Flooring to other home builders as their attention to detail and product range is second to none while their pricing is extremely competitive

Julie Cooper - Jalcon Homes

We think Freedom Flooring is just amazing. Their timber flooring is all class and well worth the investment... great communication, great people to deal with. Jalcon Homes are all about high quality. Our clients love the colour range and styles available that helps them personalise their homes to suit them.

Ken Hollyoak

We are extremely pleased with our floor. Freedom Flooring finished on schedule and were a pleasure to deal with.

Lionel Hart

"We absolutely love our floor - Freedom Flooring delivered exactly what we asked for - we would highly recommend them"

Naylor Love Consruction

"We have worked with Freedom Flooring on the Grand Hotel project for the last two years. Their quality of finish and overall service to us on a difficult project has been outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Freedom Flooring for all types of timber flooring installation."

Pam and Rod Carr

“We found Freedom Flooring excellent to deal with including all their staff involved with laying and finishing the floor. The workmanship is to a high standard, pleasant people to do business with.”

Percival Builders (Builder - Coromandel)

"Freedom Flooring are our first choice for all timber overlay floor work. Phil and his team are responsive to our needs, are professional in all aspects of their business, do not compromise on quality of workmanship and deliver the "Wow factor" every time.

Richard Barry

"We looked at all the options for re covering our concrete floor including the diy laminates but are glad we chose to go for real wood and glad we chose Freedom Flooring, the real professionals."

Steve Gregg - Developer

Freedom Flooring is our chosen supplier for timber flooring, they deliver high quality service and top quality timber floors - but most of all they have integrity and respect for our projects and our timelines.

Tim and Jenny Steel

“The Freedom guys were fantastic and we love our Rosewood floor. Your team worked hard to meet both our tight deadline and the high quality standard we required. An excellent result and we’d recommend and use Freedom Flooring again!”

Trelise Cooper

Freedom Flooring worked extremely hard to achieve our vision for Trelise Cooper Kids, we have no problem recommending them to anyone.