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post #1 of Old 02-02-2016, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hardwood Floor

Hey guys, I am cleaning a restaurant, I am 2 days in and the manager is not happy with the hardwood floors, he's saying there are streaks and footprints. This surprised me because the last clean, I used BONA and a microfiber mop and found that did a miraculous job. Not sure what he was seeing but maybe they reappeared after I left.

Do you guys have any suggestions?
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post #2 of Old 08-03-2017, 02:50 AM
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Yeah! May be they re-appeared! When hardwood flooring is clean and shiny, it provides a welcoming ambiance that impresses customers and invites them to come back. We have hardwood flooring installed in our home, for taking the preventive measures we consulted the professional flooring contractors to give us some cleaning tips. They told to avoid harsh and harmful chemicals and warned us that water is probably the worst possibly enemy of this particular type of flooring. If there is a spill, it should be cleaned up immediately with a soft towel or a vacuum that has been made for wet and dry situations. Ensure that the floor is dried thoroughly to avoid the water seeping through it, which could eventually lead to the floor becoming dull and un-level.
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What kind of floor cleaner are you using with the microfiber cloth? We have found good success with a neutral floor cleaner (Zep, Franklin and Boardwalk) all make good ones.
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All natural hardwood floor cleaning

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 2 quarts warm water in a large cleaning bucket.
  2. Swish your mop into the mixture and wring it as dry as you can.
  3. Wipe the mop over your hardwood floor, using pressure as needed to get up as much residue as possible.
  4. Sprinkle a light coat of baking soda over the residue, which gives you a slightly gritty texture that causes no harm to the hardwood floors but assists you in removing the buildup on the floor.
  5. Dip a nylon scrub brush into the cleaning bucket and scrub off the residue, working the baking soda into the buildup. Continue until you have removed all the ground-in dirt.
  6. Wipe the floors again with the mop, repeatedly dipping the mop into the bucket and wringing it out before wiping the floor with it. Let the floor air dry.
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Well, maybe you need just to wait for a little for the mean to start work? Some of them work so.
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post #6 of Old 09-02-2019, 08:30 PM
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The streaks are from the BONA. That product contains and acrylic polymer which builds up on the floor. It’s shiny when it first put on but will show marks very quickly. Basic coatings dissolver will remove the Bona residue but it’s labor intensive without a floor machine. I clean dozen of homes where customers and pervious cleaners has just destroyed the floors with these “polishes.” Best way to clean a hard wood or laminate floor is a flat microfiber mop and a spray bottle of windex. The ammonia in the windex will cut through the dirt but also allow it to dry very quickly.

For my customers, to prove the point, I clean( and I use that term loosely with bona) a spot with a Bona. Then I spray the same spot with windex and wipe with a white paper towels. The towel comes up black almost every time.
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post #7 of Old 09-03-2019, 07:55 AM
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Always limit the amount of water on the floor as you clean it, as moisture left behind on floors can cause damage.

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According to advertising slogans, a steam mop is perfect for cleaning any dirt on any surface. Indeed, this equipment quite well eliminates dirt, but I would not idealize it. I am looking for a mop for laminate floors, do you know where to find a good one? I tried the usual mop but then I started noticing that my floors got worse...
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thanks for the tip really appreciated!
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