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post #1 of Old 02-02-2016, 11:58 AM 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, 01:50 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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post #3 of Old 08-03-2017, 05:32 AM
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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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post #4 of Old 05-16-2019, 05:47 AM
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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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post #5 of Old 07-04-2019, 03:23 PM
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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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