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Hardwood floors cleaners are simple to pick when the finish type is known. Do not use ammonia for cleaning hardwood floors for the reason that it will dull the finish.

To begin with, Why I don’t use Murphy’s Oil Soap. On Murphy’s label it mentions it’s produced from pure vegetable oil soap. As a test, smear it on a mirror then try to get it off again, and you {will see that} it is not so simple to remove. When somebody with wet shoes walks on a floor cleaned with Murphy’s oil soap, they will find this floor to be notably slippery.

Do use mats at entrances of hardwood-floors to help prevent tracking in sand and salt and lessen the requirements for hardwood cleaning. The four main hard wood floor types that I have run into are sealed with urethane, oil-treated, varnished and laminated. For laminated flooring I clean them by dust-mopping then damp-mop. For the damp-mop I use liquid Spic and Span.

For sealed with urethane flooring, what I do to clean them is to dust-mop then damp-mop. I use a wood floor cleaner called “Bona Kemi” and a micro fiber pad. If necessary I then use a white buffing finish pad with my Oreck orbiter to erase spills and heel marks.

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On oil-treated wood floors I safeguard them with liquid wax and maintaining hardwood floors with regular buffing each week. This kind of floor’s old wax can be removed with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits, then I re-wax each year with a product called “Neutone” followed with a good buffing.

Varnished and shellacked wood floors aren’t as resistant to moisture. As an example I had a 12 foot wide bow window installed and I coated this window’s seat with “violin finish” a lacquer and varnish combo mix and hand rubbed this into the seat. I allowed it dry for 3 days then I used a product called “Neutone” from Hillyards and this did help safeguard against water damage to this window seat and it just appears great, particularly when the sun is hitting on it.

At my own house I use a dust mop every day and use a slightly damp mop every other day for the past 10+ yrs. I have been using an Oreck’s Orbiter which is only 24 lbs, and has a 13″ cleaning path and very simple to work with. I use it at home and small offices like cpa’s, Insurance and banks for cleaning hardwood floors.

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Source by Andrew Gallien

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