Cleaning tongue flooring


Old 10-11-15, 01:41 PM
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Cleaning tongue flooring

So, we are buying an (obviously) old "dog trot" house, which has been closed in. It's in relatively good shape. We're going to renovate 1 room at a time and I'm starting with the kitchen, well bathroom too, so 2 rooms. Anyway, I digress. The kitchen flooring has original tongue flooring, in really great shape, looks unfinished and again, obviously, very dusty. So, we're keeping the floor original, BUT it needs to be cleaned before I stain or polyurethane, or whatever and I don't want it to be a muddy mess. Advice, please.
Also, someone said it could be done with amnio and then paint stained which gave it a unique look. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 10-11-15, 01:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums Ginger!

Start with sweeping, afterwards you can better evaluate if it needs to be mopped. Any cleaner or water put over unsealed wood will be absorbed by the wood so it's best to keep it to a minimum. Do you intend to sand the floor [best] or are you trying to keep it more rustic looking?

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