Wood in its natural form has accompanied mankind since a long time. This unique natural substance interacts with all the senses, starting with smell, onto the appearance and up to body warmth haptic.
We at mafi focus heavily on the natural and responsible processing of wood, which in turn results in advantages for you as customers. Our natural wooden floors clean the air, influence the room climate and give off warmth. If one gives the wood a little time, it regenerates small traces of wear by itself. The only service we in return must give is a regular care with water and soap. The wood reacts in a similar way as our skin. Water alone dries our skin out, and only by the addition of soap or the like does our skin remain supple and cared for.
We have therefore combined the cleaning and care process into one step. Our Wood Floor Soap has a very high fat content which in the long run cares for and soothes the wood fibres. Additionally, this binds the dirt and makes it easier to wash away. Moreover, the soap has an antibacterial as well as antiseptic effect.
So, think about your mafi natural wooden floor at least once a month – it will thank you for it with decades of loyalty!
The mafi care recommendations are a key component for the retention of the value of your mafi natural wooden floor. The right and regular care ensure you will enjoy all the advantages of a natural wooden floor. Therefore, please read our care recommendations thoroughly.
Our natural wood floors are cleaned and maintained at the same time with the matching mafi wood floor soap. In addition to the soap, you need a cotton mop and warm water.
mafi expressly points out that for the retention of the value of your mafi natural wooden floor, only mafi care products has to be used. If any non-mafi products are used, all warranty terms become invalid.
We would be glad to also advise you personally. You can reach us at email@example.com and during our opening hours by telephone on +43 7746 2711 300.
mafi natural wooden floors are already oiled once in our factory. In order to ensure a perfect surface, the floor must be lightly re-oiled once after installation. This should be performed by the relevant experts to ensure the optimal result.
The floor is already carefully walkable again after 24h without street shoes or with mafi felt slippers.
If required, the floor can be covered with a breathable protective cover once the floor has dried after the re-oiling. This helps to prevent damage and contamination during the construction phase. The relevant floor-protection mats are available from mafi and mafi partners.
mafi deliberately refrains from using additional chemical accelerators in the interest of healthy living. As a result, the oil needs up to 14 days to harden in the wood. During this time, no liquids may get onto the floor surface, as these may lead to the formation of stains.
The primary purpose of the soap care at the beginning is to quickly introduce sufficient grease into the wood and thus increase the resistance of the surface. Subsequent regular maintenance additionally increases the resistance of the surface while cleaning it at the same time.
The following five steps illustrate the process:
1. Re-oiling on site: The floor has to be slightly re-oiled and polished after installation by professionals, in order to ensure an optimal surface.
2. Allow the Wood Floor Oil to soak in: After 24 hours, the floor can again be walked upon carefully.
3. Oil penetration of the plank: During the first 14 days no liquids should come into contact with the floor.
4. Care buildup: Over a period of three weeks, the floor should be wiped once a week with warm water and mafi Wood Floor Soap. Depending on individual room climate, the time between wiping may be significantly shortened.
5. Regular Care: In an average private home, it is enough to wipe the floor once a month with warm water and mafi Wood Floor Soap – otherwise just vacuum.
1. Fill both buckets with warm water.
2. Add the suitable mafi Wood Floor Soap into one of the two buckets (125 ml soap and 5 l of water). This two bucket principle ensures the clean soapy water does not get mixed with the dirty water.
3. Starting at the edge of the room, wipe the soapy water mixture in the direction of the door/exit using a cotton cloth mop (mafi Vulcano floors should only be lightly wiped).
4. After a short soak time, the surplus water should be wiped off with the cotton cloth mop. The mafi Wood Floor Soap dissolves the dirt from the pores and the contaminations are then removed from the wood with the second wipe of the mop.
5. Thereafter, the cotton cloth mop is washed out with clean water in the second bucket.
6. Finally, steps 3–5 are repeated for the remaining floor area
mafi natural wood floors are available with different oiling. mafi Wood Floor Soaps are also available according to the natural oil colours.
The mafi Wood Floor Soap serves as both the cleaning and regular care, and thus the mafi Care Oil Balsam is used to freshen up floors. Please use the following table detailing the care solution / surface combination.
WOOD FLOOR SOAP NATURAL
WOOD FLOOR SOAP WHITE
WOOD FLOOR SOAP GREY
CARE OIL BALSAM NATURAL
CARE OIL BALSAM WHITE
extreme white oiled
deep white oiled
1 x natural oiled / 1 x white oiled
graphite grey oiled
raw wood look
The mafi Wood Floor Soap can also be seen as a chance to
individualise and change your natural wood floor. A switch of the mafi Wood Floor Soap can be used to change the colour of the wood floor in nuances.
In this way, a naturally oiled floor can be brightened somewhat with regular use of white mafi Wood Floor Soap. This effect can be useful in some situations. However, a basic change of the original oiling is not possible.
The changed colour resulting from the mafi Wood Floor Soap is temporary and can be returned to the original colour by switching back to the original soap.
The mafi Wood Floor Soap is the central cleaning and maintenance solution for mafi natural wood floors. The soap is simply mixed with the cleaning water (125 ml soap to 5 l of water).
The mafi Wood Floor Soap has a very high fat content and acts as a light re-oiling of the floor. Thus the wood fibres remain supple and flexible. Dirt gets bound to the fat and is therefore easier to remove. The mafi Wood Floor Soap must be shaken well before use.
Wood Floor Soap natural (1 l – 2,5 l – 5 l)
Wood Floor Soap white (1 l – 2,5 l – 5 l)
Wood Floor Soap grey (2,5 l)
mafi Care Oil Balsam is an oil emulsified in water and used to refresh the floor. Additionally, the surface is coated which results temporarily in increased robustness. The Care Oil Balsam can pure be applied with a flat cotton mop. With the help of a sheep‘s wool pad, the floor can be re-polished to create a beautiful shine. The floor is fully dry again after approx. four hours.
Yield per litre: approx. 15 m2 (depending on absorption rate of the wood).
Care Oil Balsam natural (2,5 l)
Care Oil Balsam white (2,5 l)
The care set combines the Wood Floor Soap for regular care and the Care Oil Balsam for refreshing or polishing of mafi natural wood floors. Also included are a dosage pump for the soap container and a spray bottle for the Care Oil Balsam. The sheep’s wool hand-pad is used for polishing. The mafi care slippers are made of sheep’s wool and are a blessing for you and your floor.
natural or white 2,5 l Wood Floor Soap natural or white
2,5 l Care Oil Balsam natural or white
1 Pair of sheep’s wool slippers
1 sheep’s wool pad
1 dosage pump
0,5 l spray bottle
1 Care instructions
The mafi Anti Grey Deep Cleaner serves for the removal of different stains such as pet urine, oxidisation traces, edges from flowerpots and similar, dark areas, and as additional aid for removal of old red wine stains and joint compound remains.
The affected area is first moistened with water. Then the Anti Grey Deep Cleaner is applied with a small paint brush, allowed to soak for a short time and then washed off with water in combination with mafi Wood Floor Soap. The process can be repeated several times. ATTENTION: The Anti Grey Deep Cleaner bleaches the wood – therefore the soaking time should not be too long and all traces must be removed afterwards. The result is only visible once completely dry. A decision on a re-application should only be made on the basis of the visible wood colour thereafter.
Anti Grey Deep Cleaner (250 ml)
The mafi Spot Stop quickly and easily removes fat stains from mafi Natural Wood Floors. [Dangerous good]
1 . Warm the fat stain briefly with a hairdryer - this re-liquifies the fat.
2 . Spray the stain from about 20 cm away.
3 . Allow to work for three minutes.
4 . Then, wash the area with warm water and the relevant mafi wood floor soap (do not scrub!).
5 . Once the area is dry, check to see if the stain has disappeared. Repeat the process if necessary.
Spot Stop (150 ml Spray can)
We strongly recommend using a cotton mop, as microfibers in particular will roughen the floor in the long run. Cotton, on the other hand, harmonizes the wood fibers and even polishes out small traces of use. mafi natural wood floors have a completely natural, non-layer forming surface. The natural material cotton harmonizes perfectly with the natural material wood.
Length: 40 cm
Width: 14,4 cm
The complete Ultraspeed wet flat wiping system is a successful symbiosis of intensive cleaning and a revolutionary high-performance wringer. Well suited for large areas and commercial areas. By clamping the wiping mop to the flat wiper, the mop can be squeezed out and re-moistened without touching it.
mafi Ultraspeed Pro Mop Holder (40 cm)
mafi Ultraspeed Pro Telescopic Handle (100–180 cm)
mafi Ultraspeed Pro Double Bucket with Wringer (1 x 10 l + 1 x 25 l)
mafi Ultraspeed Pro Mop (cotton)
Our hand pads are used for the treatment of traces of use or stains. Depending on the application, a distinction is made between a white hand pad or a sheep wool pad.
The white hand pad is used for direct treatment of the affected area. Usually paired with warm water and the appropriate mafi wood floor soap, after treating the problem area, the wood is polished with light pressure in the lengthwise direction of the plank.
The sheep‘s wool hand pad is also used for repolishing, but in addition it provides a slight shine and also absorbs excess oil or conditioning oil balsam. Attention: The mafi wood floor oil is self-flammable – therefore all substances must be immersed in water immediately after use and disposed of outdoors.
For more stable handling, we also offer a hand pad holder suitable for both the white and sheep wool hand pads.
Length: 280 mm
Width: 150 mm
Thickness: 10–15 mm
Length: 280 mm
Width: 150 mm
mafi natural wood floors are manufactured with an open-pored and non-film forming surface treatment. Thus the wood is not impaired in its breathability. Take note also that wood is a natural substance which is affected by its surrounding temperature and humidity.
Thanks to these open pores, the air circulates in a special way. The floor absorbs humidity and can release it again. With a sustainable effect: the wood filters out pollutants from the air during this process.
Cleaning with warm water and wood floor soap gives the floor additional moisture, which also has a positive effect on the indoor air. In parallel, the soaps high fat content ensures that fine dust particles can be easily wiped away. Especially people with allergies benefit from these advantages. In addition, the ecological natural wood floors bring a special cosiness and pleasant climate into living.
At a higher surrounding humidity, every wooden floor absorbs
humidity and expands. During periods of lower humidity, such as is the case during the winter heating months, the wood releases humidity and contracts – gaps may appear. In the winter months it is sensible to decrease the under-floor heating temperature some time before the floor is wiped.
mafi’s symmetrical plank construction drastically reduces this effect. However, gaps may still appear in rooms with under-floor heating when the humidity sinks too far. Don’t see this as negative, but rather as a sign of the naturalness of your wooden floor. A good room climate is also necessary for one’s comfort.
During the non-heating periods, the gaps will close up again. There
are many ways to regulate the humidity. Aside from room plants and regular airing, humidifiers have also shown to be helpful.
The surface temperature of the floor should never be above 29° C.
The ideal humidity for you and your floor is between 40–60 % at 21° C room temperature. If the room climate is outside of these parameters for a longer period of time, damage to the wooden floor can occur, such as dry cracks.
Small traces of wear along with dirt disappear over time due to the combination of water and soap. The time factor generally plays an important part here. mafi floors are natural wood products and have, to a certain degree, the ability to regenerate.
Dark stains are mostly caused as a reaction to external influences with wood components such as the tannic acid in oak. Oxidation, urine or other stains of this type can be easily removed.
Where there is gouging, there are shavings, and where there is cooking, there is sometimes a splash of grease on the floor. As with all stains, a well-maintained mafi natural wood floor is significantly less sensitive than dry wood. However, if hot grease in particular causes stains, they can be removed from the wood with our aids.
Should there be any splintering in the wood when objects are dropped, it can be repaired locally without having to rework the entire surface. Even small indentations disappear on their own with a little time.
The noble, darker colours of the Vulcano floors are achieved with a special thermo treatment without the use of any chemicals. As the floor remains completely natural, it’s necessary to use heavy UV-radiation shading to prevent any lightening of the wood.
After applying the lye, the different resin content of the woods causes the individual planks to change their color shading. Especially shortly after the lyeing process and re-oiling, the planks show clear color differences. UV exposure and care with mafi wood floor soap will make the overall surface appearance more uniform again after approx. 6 months from installation.
The mafi Wood Floor Soap is available in different colour versions which can be chosen either completely individually or fitting to the colour of the floor. In this way, you can easily change colour nuances.
The use of the mafi Care Oil Balsam in our care products allows for an excellent way to easily and quickly refresh the floor. The balsam dries much quicker than the conventional mafi Wood Floor Oil and the floor can then be used earlier. The balsam can also be used in advance to counteract heavy use requirements.
mafi makes available a mobile team of fast, competent and flexible experts at your disposal to deliver on-site professional care for your mafi floor. This service is only bookable within Austria, Germany,
Switzerland and Northern Italy. Further destinations can be offered on an individual enquiry basis. In some cases, our regional mafi partners also offer comparable services on site.
The basic package contains a comprehensive care programme for your natural wood floor.
Additional services are also available on request:
There is also the possibility to book a recurring service subscription. We will gladly inform and advise you at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 7746 2711.
Together with every mafi natural wooden floor from our price list,
we deliver a mafi Pass. Therein you will find a registration number for your natural wooden floor, along with other useful information. At
www.mafi.com you can register your floor and become part of the mafi members club.
The no-cost membership provides for a personal consultation, even after purchasing.
All advantages at a glance
Please note that special productions including dimensions, surfaces or installation patterns may not be registered.