Can Wet Mopping Prefinished Maple Hardwood Flooring Cause Water Damage? Can Wet Mopping Prefinished Maple Hardwood Flooring Cause Water Damage?

It you wet mop prefinished maple hardwood flooring, you can damage the wood. If you do this on a regular basis, you can cause permanent and irreversible damage. You do not want to get a lot of excess water on any type of hardwood because it can get down inside the material. Even though the finish of the wood is most likely water resistant, moisture can soak down into the edges and lead to problems.

You should use a dust mop and hardwood cleaner on wood instead of mopping it with regular flooring cleaner. 

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