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Old 02-22-04, 03:56 PM
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Could someone please recommend a liguid cleaner for my prefinished hardwood floors. Some of the commercial products seem to leave a haze or spots. A friend recommended 1cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water
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Old 02-23-04, 11:25 AM
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I use mr.clean it doesn't leave a film on the floor and when you have film it will catch the dirt from your shoes and mess up your finish in the long run.Don't use pin-sol or murfy's oil both leave films.To wash use hot water and alittle bit of soap,semi-wet mop then dry mop!!!
 
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Old 02-23-04, 05:03 PM
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Cripes! MR clean? ouch.

and don't use soap, talk about residue!

Go to any floor store and get some Bona kemi cleaner.

and use a TERRIE CLOTH mop.

that's it, your done!
 
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Old 02-23-04, 07:12 PM
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Windex works very well. Most of the "floor cleaners" I've tried leave a film.
 
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Old 02-24-04, 10:10 AM
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Windex?


Am I the only one here who is completely flabergasted on this?
 
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Old 02-24-04, 10:32 AM
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Accidental discovery.

I was washing windows a couple of years ago and slopped some Windex onto the Pergo. When I wiped it up, I was astounded at how clean the floor was - and no sign of any "film".

Now, I dilute Windex in a spray bottle at around 3 parts water to 1 part Windex. Spray it on and wipe it off with old towels. Floor sparkles - until the dawg trots all over the place.

Now, if I could just get SWMBO to help.
 
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Old 02-24-04, 12:43 PM
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hmmm, cool. Just do not tell the manufacturer if they come on a warranty claim.
Sometimes cleaners take the invisible finish off the floor slowly. It is something that is not noticable untill sometime down the road.
I would not recommend or use Windex myself, but to each their own.
 
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We use Windex with a swiffer cleaner. After cleaning we turn the pad inside out and lightly spray windex where we need the cleaning. Entry areas etc. We don't soak the floor, just a mist.
Works great.
 
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no one has heard about using vinegar? I'm worried about damaging the finish, perhaps spray water only is the best
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Old 02-24-04, 07:26 PM
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The thing that sold me on laminate flooring was the area of a new HD store that had Pergo down for about 4-5 years. When they finally took it up, it still looked pretty good - after a few years of serious traffic and abuse (lumber carts, etc).

If that floor stood up that well under that kind of use, I'm not terribly worried that I'll destroy my kitchen/family room floor by an occasional (2-3 times/yr) cleaning with Windex. It doesn't sit there for long, I spray and immediately wipe it up with old towels. Vinegar would probably work too, but I'm not real fond of the oder.

Our old mutt drives us crazy with her clicking claws as she wanders around, but after almost five years, I still can't see any sign of wear.
 
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Old 02-25-04, 05:10 AM
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The two "best bets" are vinegar & water or ammonia and water solutions.

Check out the Windex label and it's still vinegar and water or in the case of Windex, ammonia and water with a touch of alcohol. The Windex has a downside or two in that it also has a dye that will accumulate in tight corners and discolor light colors such as maple and the cleaning ingredient (ammonia) is cheaper in the raw form.
 
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