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NBR: Cleaning hardwood/parquet floors

What do you use to clean your hardwood/parquet floors?
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Re: NBR: Cleaning hardwood/parquet floors

  • I was told after we had ours refinished, to only use vinegar and warm water. That is what I use. It makes the house smell like a I just dyed easter eggs. LOL but they are shining cleaning!
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  • imageJessica&Brett:
    What do you use to clean your hardwood/parquet floors?

    I just don't wash them. Wink

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    imageJessica&Brett:
    What do you use to clean your hardwood/parquet floors?

    I just don't wash them. Wink

    Notice that I'm asking this after living at my house for 5 months.... oops!  Ha!

     

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  • We had ours refinished when we moved in and I asked the same question. The guy told me to use a micro fiber mop and non ammonia windex. It works pretty we except for dried cat puke that end up on the floor at least once a week and for that I just use hot water and a rag. I did buy the shark vac and steam about a month or so ago and it's my new best friend! Cuts my sweeping/mopping time in half! I don't steam every week, only every other week or so.
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  • I tried vinegar and water.  The problem with older floors is that vinegar will warp them, and it streaks like mad.  So I tried the Bona system (you can find it at Lowes with the other cleaners).  I use the regular microfiber mop (not the battery powered one that looks like a WetJet).  Spray on the Bona cleaner and wipe with the mop.  It really works very well, and dissolves dried on crud in just a few seconds.  It is not oily at all, non toxic, and does not streak.  The kit comes with the mop handle, a dust mop head for sweeping up fine dust, the microfiber mop head, and a sherpa mop head for polishing.  I do not like their polish (messy), and just use the floor cleaner.  I really like it enough to not want to look for anything else.  I have the parquet here too, and it is a PITA to deal with.  I can't wait to see it gone, but the Bona stuff is keeping me sane in the meantime.
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  • I use Bona too but I didnt buy a kit.  We bought a cheap microfiber mop and the Bona spray cleaner and i just spray it on where needed and go over it with the mop.  Our floors are ebony so they mainly show dust which comes up with a dry swiffer. 
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