Advice on deep cleaning of hardwood floors


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Old 11-28-15, 03:56 PM
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Advice on deep cleaning of hardwood floors

Hi Everyone,

I have a Brazilian Cherry hardwood floor that is about 15 years old. Over time the floors have really dulled; my original thought was that the finish had faded and it was time to restore. That is likely the case however; regardless of the cleaning product I use or extensive steaming there remains a film of dirt that I believe is the culprit. The last flooring store I was a in recommended Windex twice a year claiming the ammonia would lift that film. I haven't tried that yet but am close as this is pretty frustrating. After a cleaning I can rub my foot across the floor and see the path through the film.

Any suggestions?
 
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Old 11-28-15, 04:37 PM
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Many cleaning products leave a residue. Ammonia doesn't. Mix some clear ammonia with water. Wet a corner of the floor, with the solution. Take a piece of steel wool, put it under your foot. Scrub the corner with the steel wool. Rinse the section & let it dry. If it looks good, do the rest of the floor. If it's too big, rent a scrub machine. I'll give you more details, if it comes to that.
 
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Old 11-28-15, 04:42 PM
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Steel wool? That won't scratch up the floor?
 
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Old 11-28-15, 05:53 PM
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Not at all, especially if it's wet. I've used steel wool, for years. You can use the rough side of a two sided sponge, if you feel safer.
 
 

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