Q: How to clean hardwood floors?
I have heard that typical mopping with soap and water is actually a terribly thing to do to a hardwood floor. I have newly installed Brazilian Cherry prefinished floors from Mullican. How can I clean them properly. Can someone suggest a better application?
Upkeep of your hardwood floors will be key in the longevity of the floor and brilliance of the shine and look. For many years ater and vinegar was thought to be the best way to clean floors. However, more recently companies such a Bona Kemi has developed new hardwood floor cleaning products. The Bona floor cleaning kit will set you up with a nice pole, micro fiber towel, and a cleaning solution safe for all finished hardwood floors.
We sell Mullican floors here at Superior Stone so I agree with you their Brazilian Cherry floors are amazing, beautiful, quality second to none and affordable all at the same time. Soap and water is a terrible idea. Water in general isn't the best choice because there is always a chance extra water so soak into your floors and ruin its complexion. The species does not effect the way they should be cleaned because all floors should be properly sealed and finished. You clean the finish not the wood itself.
If Mullican has there own brand of floor cleaner I am not aware although many companies do sell their own. Just remember these floors scratch no matter what type of finish they have and keeping them clean from dirt and other abrasives is essential to the long term health of your floors.
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Well a mixture of vinegar and water works best. about 1oz of vinegar to a quart of water. you can also put a squirt of lemon for a pleasant smell. To clean you would just spray on with a spray bottle (lightly) then wipe dry with dust mop imediately. You can also buy a wood cleaner called Bona wood cleaner. apply the same way.
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