Electric Buffer For Bruce Hardwood Floors?

Old 03-21-07, 06:17 PM
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Electric Buffer For Bruce Hardwood Floors?


I've spent the past few hours going through old posts regarding Bruce hardwood floors and can't really find an answer to my question.

The first floor of my home has Bruce hardwood floors in a gunstock color. The floor has a lot of scuff marks from different types of shoes. (I guess) as some marks come right up by rubbing them with your socks and others require A LOT more work to get up. (I sometimes need to use semichrome polish.) When we bought the house they gave us a supply of Bruce Hardwood Floor Cleaner. This tends to make the floor a little shinier but doesn't take up the marks (And the shine doesn't last long.) I know that Bruce makes a product (solvent) to take up the stubborn marks. My questions is... Is it worth buying an electric floor buffer to apply these products? I'm assuming that the Bruce solvent needs to be done by hand and not a machine. I'd like to be able to take up the marks and shine the floor. I know that I am supposed to stay away from waxes that are not approved for the polyurethane finish.

So... Is it worth it in your opinion? Does anyone else use an electric floor polisher on Bruce floors? Is there any product out there that will shine these floors and have a lasting shine?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Old 03-21-07, 06:55 PM
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Not sure about the buffer question but I always used to use Neutral Shoe Polish for scuff marks. It's the "off-white" color shoe polish.
Old 03-26-07, 10:30 AM
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you're lucky that you know the brand of flooring you have, and the finish. i would contact Bruce, or a flooring store that sells Bruce, and ask them. but definitely never wax (or use anything containing wax) on a polyurethaned floor.

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