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It is a very time intensive process. Rent a floor scrubber with a sanding pad. Use the scubber to sand off the old finish. Vacuum the dust. Mop with clear water, but don't get it too wet. Let it dry completely. Apply stain and varnish (or a one step stain/varnish) that is suitable for wood floors.
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Restoring the finish on your Hardwood Floor can be done by Removing the dull, scuffed varnish and then cover it with new finish. ANS 2 - That's not anywhere near as easy as i…t sounds. I've done 2-3 and found the only realistic way to do it is rent a large heavy floor sander and sand everything smooth. Then apply sealer and special polish or new varnish. 2-3 days work, major dust and you need to remove all furniture.
Never use ammonia on hardwood floors. Use diluted vinegar or to remove wax buildup apply mineral spirits with a cloth.
DO NOT USE anything with Water, Water damages wood flooring. DO NOT use steamers, they use HOT water and that damages wood flooring. you need an oil or wax based cleaner. Go t…o Lowes or Home Depot & get a hardwood flooring cleaner made by one of the HARDWOOD flooring manufacturers like Bruce or Armstong, that will be OK to use. Bona also makes a great line of flooring products.
No manufacturer recommends the use of a steam cleaning device on ANY type of hard surface flooring. Consumers should contact the flooring manufacturer for cleaning and care ad…vise for their flooring as well as for specific safe cleaning products. Steam is essentially water...water is hardwood flooring's worst enemy.
There is a product by the name of "Lift-Off" that works very well - readily available (Lowe's, Wal-Mart...) rubbing alcohol will take much more effort.
After sweeping, Pine Sol original formula diluted in water with sponge mop 1/4 cup Pine Sol per 1 gallon water
Yes, the Swiffer Wetjet is effective at cleaning hardwood floors, whether real hardwood, or manufactured wood flooring. Proctor & Gamble, the manufacturer of the Swiffer… Wetjet, sells a liquid hardwood floor cleaner that works well to remove surface dirt from the wood floors. The Wetjet works best on floors that have been sealed first, rather than bare wood.
For an easy and cheap floor cleaning alternative try mixing 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water. This method of using vinegar to clean hardwood floors is an eas…y and safe solution to keeping your floor looking it's best. Be cautious, what you put on your wood surface as oils or furniture polish can make a floor very slippery
Pinesol is recommended, but any product that is approved should work. Visit your local Home Improvement store and go to the cleaning aisles. Each product should have a label w…hich contains information on what surfaces it can be used on and in what quantities
The cost of most products to clean hardwood floors range for 5 dollars up to 40 dollars. If you plan on having it done professionally it will cost you a couple hundred dollars….
No! Under no condition should a wood floor be steamed mopped! Wood is extremely prone to bubbling, swelling, and warping with exposure to water over time. There are pr…oducts that state they are safe to use on "sealed" wood. The flaw in that statement is the idea that your entire floor is sealed. If your floor is a prefinished floor as most are today, each board came separate. As you staple/nail them into place there is a small space left. The tops of the board are polyurethaned but the sides are not. As the steam is pressed into those spaces your floor will be permanently damaged in time. A site finished floor where you have sanded bare wood and applied the polyurethane in your home has the same issue as above. Once the seasons change the boards begin to shrink in winter causing the polyurethaned to break in between each board. These spaces are not large and you many not be able to easily seem them while walking across. But these steam mops will allow water to make its way between the boards. Regardless what a product states, do not use these on your floor. Bruce, Armstrong, Hartco, Tarkett, and Thomasville all state they void warranties on a floor that has water damaged caused by seam mops. Please see attached link. More Advice: NO! Hardwood can swell with the steam from the mop. Even if the top of the boards are polyurethaned the floor is still able to get wet. As your floor expands and contracts with the humidity in the air, polyurethane will have tiny cracks in between each board. This allows water to make it way onto the floor. No, a steam mop should never be used on a wood or laminate floor. The steam leaves to much water on the floor, even "sealed" wood flooring. Also, the humidity causes the wood to expand and then retract every time you use it. Wood and laminate manufactures void your warranty if you do use and damage your floor with a steam mop. Surely a manufacture knows their product best! NEVER, NEVER use any form of wateror steam to maintain wood flooring. Water and wood don't mix. Would you use a hand held steamer to clean your beautiful dining room wood table or a $ 50,000 Grand Piano? Of course not. Then why would you trust false advertising and use steam or water on your fabulous hardwood flooring? I agree with the other comments shown prior to mine. Please use floor cleaners recommended by the wood flooring mfrs. or finish mfrs. for those floors that are sanded and finished in your home. I am using a portable steam mop and it works great on hardwood floor. Yes, water do damage the hardwood floor but you need to use right steamer that do not leave much water on floor after cleaning. Speaking as a professional contractor, It is very acceptable to use a steamer to clean your floors. Industrial steamers....no, handheld portables, yes. The species of wood doesn't really matter as much as the manufacturer's dedication to quality. A lot of manufacturers use an aluminum oxide coating on their products. Outdated products will use polyurethane but a lot of the newer products are a lot tougher; some weighing in at an astounding 35 year warranty. If i was running a multi million dollar company, I would make sure that my product could withstand such a trivial thing such as water. Companies provide cautionary advice as to go the extra mile; usually not because that the said product will actually do damage.
Buy a hardwood cleaner kit. It's an alcohol based cleaner you use with a soft terry cloth. After vacuuming or sweeping, spray on and immediately wipe clean. Never us…e a steam mop, regardless of the claims of the product, and never use Murphy's Oil Soap since it is mostly vegetable oil and will cause the floor to look dull and will eventually damage it. The best way to clean hardwood floors is with a damp mop. Before mopping, make sure that you have removed all surface dust from the floor. This can be done with a soft broom or lightweight vacuum cleaner. Then, simply mop, rinse and repeat. It is important to remove grit and dirt from hardwood floors. Dirt and grit are the biggest enemies when it comes to scratching or scouring the floor finish.
Answer Try using a fine steel wool with some Murphy's oil soap, The holes will probebly need to be filled and you can use a wood filler in a tube that is sold by… the pre finished wood at Home centers.
There is no mixture using hydrogen peroxide to clean dark urine stains on a hardwood floor. However, you can dip a rag into hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit on the st…ain for about 10 minutes.
Mix 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar in a gallon of warm water. Mop with a sponge mop that has its own ringer. Ring as much water from the mop as possible--leaving water on… hardwood floors will damage them.
There are a vast arrays of cleaners on the market, most DIY stores carry them. Without knowing what finish you have on the floor means we cannot give you definative replies ho…wever,; Choose a cleaner that is compatible with your type of wood finish. Picking the wrong kind of cleaner can leave your floor looking dull and dingy instead of shiny and clean.If you've got a polyurethane finish on your parquet floor, pick a cleaner made for finished wood floors-without a wax component.If you've got an older wood floor with a varnish or other finish, you can use an oil based product that will work with your finish.Using a soft cloth or a mop, clean the floor. Take special care with especially soiled areas.Even if you normally choose to mop the floor, you may want to get down on your hands and knees for the deepest clean between the tiles.After mopping, be sure to dry the floor and not let water sit on the surface. If water gets under the tiles, it can loosen the floor or expand the wood which leads to ugly cracks.Drying the wood floor will stop water spots from forming as the water evaporates from the wood surface. If the floor is really badly stained and marked it is sometimes better to hire in a floor sander and take off the surface back to the wood. This is ONLY as a final resort as you will then have to do every part of the fllor right to the edges and then clean off all debris and then start with a sealer, stainif needed, then a number of coats of a very good poly finish - you can wax it but this can take considerable times to dry and makes use difficult as its slippery