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post #1 of Old 02-04-2018, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

So I’ve attached a photo of these floors from a restaurant we clean for. The owner asked if we’d be willing to handle this task for him- pretty much I said that we would try. The only tool we have that I think might help is our steam cleaner. What’s your advice folks? How would you tackle this one?
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post #2 of Old 02-04-2018, 04:16 PM
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Are they wood or tile??? If wood, a steam cleaner might hurt them, I would think.
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post #3 of Old 02-08-2018, 01:06 PM
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Do test spots and see what cleans the best. Wood can be tricky.
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Geez, if they are real wood, they need to be re-finished!!! Sanded down, etc. But I bet that wont happen.
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Yes your right. That could be a tidious JOB. Yikes

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Geez, if they are real wood, they need to be re-finished!!! Sanded down, etc. But I bet that wont happen.

Needs refinishing for sure.
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Have you started refinishing work?
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The question to the restaurant owner iso you want me to CLEAN this? or are you expecting this to look like a new floor again?

The chances that you can get the grease off are pretty good, but there is NO WAY it's going to look like a pristine wood floor again.

That would require a wood flooring refinisher.My bet is he/she justs wants the gunk off.

I would try some degreasers by hand on your hands and knees to do test spots...then you may be able to use a floor scrubber with the degreaser.It all depends on how the wood reacts to the tests.

The surface of the floor looks to be 100% compromised with long term dirt to me.
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Since this is restaurant grease and you know it's thick because of how black it is, I would suggest Dawn heavy duty Degreaser it's a like a purple liquid you can find in hardware stores and it's what most commercial restaurants use to clean the tile floors in the kitchens -like when I worked at Pizza Hut or Sonic Drive-In. But I can't really say that I know how it would react with a wood floor so if you do try it I would test it out to see if it's going to strip away Waxing or seal or something like that. Good luck to you
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Are they wood or tile??? If wood, a steam cleaner might hurt them, I would think.
Hi missannienow,
I totally agree with you, steam cleaner is not good for wooden floors,
Thanks.
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Try to burnish again..
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