How to Remove Acrylic Polish Residue from Hardwood & Laminate Floors

Using the wrong type of cleaning solution on a hardwood or laminate floor may result in oil residue that looks murky or hazy.  These cleaners often contain acrylic polish which requires mineral spirits to remove the film left behind. For removing acrylic polish and other wax-residue left by product such as Mop & Glo or…

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Hardwood & Laminate Floor Care Q & A

Includes questions regarding Bona, Bruce, Uniclic, Quick Step, Award Wearmax. We get emails all the time from customers with common and unique floorcare questions. We answer these questions directly to the customer who asks and we post many of them on Facebook and (more briefly) on Twitter.  If you find the following hardwood & laminate…

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Steam Mops are NOT for Hardwood Floors, See What IS…

Steam Mops are HOT but they are NOT for wood floors:   Steam mops are popular now and many customers have asked if they should try a steam mop to clean their hardwood floor because it appears to clean deep to remove dirt.  The answer is NO!  In no way, shape or form should a…

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Fall for the Best Time to Get Back to Floorcare Basics

Autumn the perfect time to get back to floorcare routines that keep your floors looking GREAT.  It may even be time for your floor to get an extra bit of TLC to really shine before the winter holidays set in. There are many types of floors that require different routines however they all have one thing in…

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Summer is Here…Time to Clean the Vacation Home!

Whether you’re headed to your vacation home at the beach, lakeside or in the mountains, your first trip is likely to have your car loaded up with some or all of the following… kids, pets, boogie boards, beach chairs, fishing poles, tackle box, coolers, bed sheets, towels, toilet paper and the list goes on and…

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Where To Find Manufacturer Recommended Floor Care Products

Residential Flooring Manufacturers devote many dollars to developing floor care and maintenance products specific to the floor(s) they produce. These products are carefully formulated, for each type of flooring the manufacturer produces to leave the floor residue-free, maintain the integrity of the floor’s surface finish without compromising slip resistance or shine and it needs to…

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Wood Floor Care for Your Kährs Wood Floor

Kährs has achieved market leadership for the quality of their wood floors and the woodloc® joint system. In order to uphold their quality standards, Kährs has developed a line of Wood Floor Care Products that allows consumers to maintain the beauty and quality of their Kährs Wood Floors. Kährs Wood Floors are mainly pre-finished “floating”…

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Best Practices for Bruce No-Wax Hardwood Floors & Bruce Laminate Floors

Bruce No-Wax Hardwood Floors with a Dura-Luster, Dura-Luster Plus or Permion Finish and Bruce Laminate Floors are similar in the way they are maintained. If you have one of these Bruce floors in your home or if you’re considering one for purchase, this information will help you understand the process of caring for your floor.…

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Mannington Ultra Clean for Mannington Wood Floors

What is Mannington Ultra Clean? Mannington Ultra Clean is specially formulated for use on Mannington Wood Floors to clean without damaging. Mannington does not list the exact ingredients in their Ultra Clean Wood Floor Cleaner (typical for these types of cleaners) so look at the MSDS sheet that indicates this cleaner as water-based, non-toxic, environmentally…

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Think Green for Floor Cleaning Products – Part II

The trend is obvious when you view the manufacturer links in Part I to this blog. Manufacturers are “greening” their manufacturing processes and their business cultures. Each touts the strides they have made towards environmental stewardship using words like “reducing VOCs, sustainable resources, recycling, improving indoor air quality.” These are all great steps towards a…

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Think Green for Floor Cleaning Products – Part I

What is a green floor cleaning product? Is it about a manufacturer’s efforts to conserve natural resources and recycle? Does it mean that the floor cleaner will help you to conserve water or energy? What will be its effect on indoor air quality? Is it safe when it comes in contact with your skin? The…

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Surprise! Wood Floors Under the Carpet! Wax or Urethane Finish?

Pull back the old carpet in your home and, surprise… old wood floors! Condition is good overall but in need of cleaning. What’s the most cost effective way to get the floor looking good? How can residue, left by the carpet pad or backing, be removed? Is this a DIY project? Will messy sanding and…

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Top 7 NEVERS for a Hardwood Floor

To keep your Hardwood Floors looking great NEVER…1. Sweep with a stiff bristled broom. Use only soft, fine bristle broom to avoid scratching the surface. Sweep often to keep dirt from being ground into the floor’s finish.2. Use hard rubber brush or plastic vacuum attachments to clean your floor. Use only a soft brush attachment.3.…

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Bona Kemi Professional Series Cleaners

March 6, 2009 For years Bona Kemi has been the leader in hardwood & hardsurface floor care & maintenance products. Obviously, if you have used the Bona Kemi products you have experienced their superior qualities that make wood floor & hard surface maintenance fast, easy and simple. The family of Bona Kemi products has also…

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Removing Acrylic Polishes from Hardwood Floors and other hard surface floors

Directions for removing Acrylic polish and other wax residue like mop & glo and Orange glo from hard surface floors. Oil residue from using the wrong cleaners may require mineral spirits. Always consult the flooring manufacturer for their recommended cleaning methods. Preparation & materials: Mix in a bucket (8:1)16 oz (2 cups) of ammonia to…

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