greasy new laminate floors


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Old 02-07-04, 05:48 PM
Ninip
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greasy new laminate floors

Our installer was cleaning up a mess of leveling compound on our newly laid laminate floor. He asked me for some cooking oil and then went down to the basement floor and started cleaning. I did not see him using it. When he went home I checked the floor out and there is a greasy film on our floor over one third of it. I tried washing with a damp mop and it is just smearing. I tried using a damp mop and a commercial lamiate floor cleaner and it still did not do the job. Where he did not use the oil the floor looks nice. How do I get this mess cleaned up. Please help I am stressing over this.
 
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Old 02-07-04, 06:06 PM
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Easy Solution

Go buy you a bottle of 'Oops'. I have found this to be a great cleaner for greasy and oily messes.
 
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Old 02-07-04, 06:47 PM
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I have no idea of what he thought cooking oil would do, but it obviously didn't work. Why was he using leveling compound on a new floor, anyway?

Call him and ask how HE wants to fix the problem so that YOU are satisfied.
 
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Old 02-08-04, 08:15 PM
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The oil cannot be removed without damage. Call the retailer where you bought the flooring and file a claim. Was the installer sent by the retailer? I hope so. Did you buy your flooring locally? I hoope so even more. This is where Internet savings sometimes, become Internet Expensive!
 
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Old 02-09-04, 02:12 PM
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i AGREE, DO NOT USE OOPS, OR GOO GONE, OR WHATEVER, IT WILL JUST RUIN THE FINISH EVEN MORE, EVEN IF IT DOES CLEAR IT UP.

GOOD LUCK.


Sorry bout the caps.
 
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Old 02-14-04, 07:23 AM
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Cleaning up

No polish or oil should ever be used on a laminate floor.

Try half a cup of .ammonia in a gallon of water. That's what it says on the Pergo web site. Put it in a spray bottle. You don't want to put too much water on a Pergo floor, but put just enough to clean it up.

DO NOT put anything else on the floor. You'll make it worse.

Don't ask the installer back. Doesn't sound like he knew what's what.
 
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Old 02-17-04, 06:34 PM
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Cleaning plastic laminate

A mixture of household vinegar and water (1-cup vinegar to 1-gallon warm water) or household ammonia and water (1/2 cup ammonia to 1-gallon warm water) are very effective plastic laminate cleaners. You can remove stains with acetone or denatured alcohol on a soft cloth without bleaching or damaging the plastic laminate floor. If you don't have acetone on hand, then acetone nail polish remover will work. Do not use soap or detergent-based cleaners, wax-based or oil-based cleaning products, or any type of polish on plastic laminate floors, as they leave a dull, filmy residue. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer of your plastic laminate product.
 
 

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