The next time you have a floor man over, smile, and shake his hand. Treat him as an equal being. Maybe even share some extra hospitality by providing caffeinated beverages or TimBits! Remember, the only thing a floorsander likes more than the odd treat is a pleasant, welcoming home owner!
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You won’t be able to keep out all chemicals, but you may be able to reduce the VOCs in your home by making environmentally friendly choices whenever possible. More than ever there are companies devoted to making safer products for your home. By being VOC-conscious you’ll also reduce the amount of hazardous waste being dumped into landfills when the time comes to dispose of your less hazardous belongings. As an unrelated but added bonus the time it takes to research products may prevent unnecessary purchases that would just add clutter to your home and put a hole in your pocketbook. Being toxin conscious thus has a myriad of positive effects!
Besides vacuuming regularly, you can wipe your floors clean with a solution made for the type of floor finish you have. Various homemade cleaners and general cleaners on the market can leave residues that will make your floors dull, or create problems with the finish when the time comes to recoat your floors.
by: Craig Mouldey You have just installed hardwood flooring in your home. Now what? How do you keep your hardwood floors clean and shiny? Read the following Q&A in which two hardwood floor owners are asking just that. Q: “I was reading your site and saw that one should not use oil based cleaners. Why? [...]