5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make During DIY Parquet Polishings

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Most home maintenance experts recommend parquet polishing as the ideal way to improve the appearance and lifespan of their parquet floor. Neglecting parquet floor polishing can adversely affect the appearance of the room. Although some homeowners may be interested in saving money by attempting to do this themselves, the floor may not be polished properly since they have not used the correct method. Some of the mistakes which homeowners often make when parquet polishing are discussed below.


Failing To Clean and Prepare The Room


The homeowner might not clean the room before starting the parquet floor polishing task. One of the first steps to do in DIY parquet polishing is to clean the room to remove dust, dirt, and dry debris by using a vacuum cleaner or broom. If the room is very dirty, the cleaning has to be done repeatedly until all the dirt is removed. It is also important to ensure that there are no pets or children entering the room after it is cleaned and polished. Detergents and cleansers with bleach should be avoided since they make the floor yellow or cause cracks. On the other hand, white vinegar is a safer alternative for cleaning. 


Not Ventilating The Room 

A tip to do during parquet polishing is to see to it that the room is properly ventilated using a fan and keep all the doors and windows open. This ensures that the dust does not settle back into the room. Also, when parquet varnishing, the layer of the varnish has to dry properly before the next layer of varnish is applied. Therefore, proper air circulation is necessary. 


Using The Wrong Parquet Varnish


Parquet floors are manufactured from different types of wood. Therefore, choosing the right varnish is imperative for a successful parquet polishing job. The parquet varnish should be selected based on the type of wood used for the parquet floor and also the duration for which the varnish should last. If the varnish has chemicals that are not compatible, the floor may get discoloured, chipped, or damaged in other ways. This can significantly reduce the floor’s lifespan or even become a large enough parquet flooring issue that may require repairs. In some cases, the homeowner may be planning to change the colour of the floor. In that case, they may require a stain that is less durable.


Not Following The Correct Parquet Polishing Steps

One of the most common mistakes is not using the right method for polishing the parquet, especially when applying the varnish. The individual should not pour the varnish solution on the floor and wait for it to spread on its own. According to experts in DIY parquet varnishing guides, a brush dipped in the varnish should be used to apply a thin coating on the entire parquet floor. Then based on the type of varnish selected, they should allow it to dry for the duration specified. While the varnish is drying, dust should not be allowed to settle and people should not enter the room.


Inconsistent Application 

If you are a person with a very busy schedule, you may not be able to devote sufficient time and effort to floor polishing. Applying varnish uniformly to the floor is a very time-consuming task. If you are interrupted repeatedly or try to complete the task fast to save time, the polished floor may look messy. Also if the room is not properly closed, children, pets or dirt may settle on the varnish before it hardens making it look dirty and uneven. Therefore, in situations like these, you should let a professional perform parquet floor polishing for you.


Engage DW Floor Polishing Singapore For Quality Parquet Polishing Services 


Many homeowners in Singapore do not have the time and inclination to do parquet polishing since they are aware that they will make mistakes that are likely to be very expensive to fix. They would prefer to hire a reputed business like DW Floor Polishing Singapore which offers services for most types of parquet floors. Based on the condition of the floor, we will use the right equipment, varnish, and supplies to polish your parquet floor properly.



DIY parquet polishing may seem like a cost-effective solution, but homeowners may face difficulties and achieve subpar results due to common mistakes. These mistakes are not cleaning and preparing the room properly, not ventilating the room, using the wrong parquet varnish, not following the correct parquet polishing steps, and inconsistent application. They mistakes can reduce the lifespan of the floor or cause damage.

One of the key reasons why you should hire professional floor polishing services is to avoid the aforementioned issues and ensure optimal results. These experts have the necessary knowledge, tools, and experience to deliver high-quality floor polishing services while also saving homeowners valuable time and effort. By choosing professional parquet polishing services, homeowners can rest assured that their parquet flooring will look great and last longer. For homeowners looking for high-quality parquet services, from parquet repairs to marble polishing and more, contact DW Floor Polishing Singapore. We offer the perfect solution for your floor polishing needs.


DW Floor Polishing Singapore is your trusted floor polishing and floor care specialist – providing reliable professional floor polishing and floor deep cleaning services for all types of floors such as marble, wood, vinyl, and tile. Our services range from marble floor polishing, wood floor polishing, parquet floor polishing, and tile floor polishing. Moreover, you can also trust us to provide quality floor cleaning, vinyl floor deep cleaning, tile floor deep cleaning, and terrazzo floor cleaning. We also provide other services such as timber decking, balcony decking, wood varnishing, door varnishing, and epoxy grouting services – all at a reasonable price. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best services to meet your every floor polishing and cleaning needs. 

DW Floor Polishing Singapore is a company that is built on trust, with a track record of successful projects and positive reviews. Feel free to contact us via WhatsApp at +65 8241 0032 for any queries. Alternatively, you can browse our articles for a myriad of information about every type of floor.