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Guru
03-16-2009, 02:11 PM
What do you use to clean your hardwood floors?

I've tried Swiffer, Shark Steamer and other mop based products. Even a vinegar and water mixture. Yet I always end up with a sticky residue or a dull finish.

Getting tried of trying new things just to have it fail each time.

vailpass
03-16-2009, 02:14 PM
Murphy's does the trick for us and has for years...

http://www.colgate.com/app/MurphyOilSoap/US/EN/HomePage.cwsp

RJ
03-16-2009, 02:15 PM
Look for a product called Bona-Kemi.

Is your wood floor an older floor that you wax or one of the newer factory finished type floors?

Guru
03-16-2009, 02:16 PM
Look for a product called Bona-Kemi.

Is your wood floor an older floor that you wax or one of the newer factory finished type floors?Ah, good question that I forgot to address in my OP.

It is a factory finished floor that was installed just last year.

RJ
03-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Then definitely do not use Murphy's.

Look for a Bona-Kemi hardwood cleaning kit. It's a spray on cleaner and the kit comes with a dust mop kind of a dealy.

If you want to use a steam clean or wet clean machine I'd suggest you check with the manufacturer of the floor first.

Brock
03-16-2009, 02:23 PM
yes, I've been told to never use oil based soap.

vailpass
03-16-2009, 02:25 PM
Then definitely do not use Murphy's.

Look for a Bona-Kemi hardwood cleaning kit. It's a spray on cleaner and the kit comes with a dust mop kind of a dealy.

If you want to use a steam clean or wet clean machine I'd suggest you check with the manufacturer of the floor first.

Yes, absolutely. I apologize, when you said hardwood floor I assumed you had 90-year old flooring like we do.
Good catch RJ.

Guru
03-16-2009, 02:30 PM
Then definitely do not use Murphy's.

Look for a Bona-Kemi hardwood cleaning kit. It's a spray on cleaner and the kit comes with a dust mop kind of a dealy.

If you want to use a steam clean or wet clean machine I'd suggest you check with the manufacturer of the floor first. Where can I find this outside their website? Lowes, HD, WM, Target? anywhere?

DaneMcCloud
03-16-2009, 02:34 PM
Where can I find this outside their website? Lowes, HD, WM, Target? anywhere?

My housekeeper uses a mixture of Pine-Sol and water. She doesn't use a sponge or string mop. Instead, she wraps a towel around the mop head, soaks it in the Pine-Sol/Water and mops. We open the windows to air-dry.

The floors look spotless.

mikeyis4dcats.
03-16-2009, 02:36 PM
not sure if it works for engineered flooring, but we use Mop N Glo. Looks good.

kysirsoze
03-16-2009, 02:36 PM
http://www.bruce.com/resflram/na/bruce/en/us/fc_list.asp?subSilo=BWOODU

This is what a flooring store guy suggested and it workd great for me.

RJ
03-16-2009, 02:36 PM
http://www.mybonahome.com/Home.aspx



Lots of flooring dealers carry it.

Saulbadguy
03-16-2009, 02:37 PM
I dust mine with a scottish terrier.

Bugeater
03-16-2009, 02:42 PM
http://powerbossscrubbers.com/Modules/Webstore/Images/14/Commander%20C82%20Sweeper%20Scrubber.jpg

Skip Towne
03-16-2009, 02:54 PM
I dust mine with a scottish terrier.

You're a terrible person. I have notified PETA

Lumpy
03-16-2009, 03:06 PM
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