Q: My hardwood floors look very dull and dry. What should I use on them?
A: Difficult to answer without knowing what the finish would be. Wax or polyurethane?
You can browse our “Care and Maintenance of Wood Floors” articles for answers, if you know what the finish is.
Dry Wood Heat and Hardwood Floors
Q: We've been wanting to put solid wood floors down in our home, when it is time to replace the carpet we laid after building our home. Recently, we had some water damage on the second floor which damaged our 1st floor master bedroom and on down to the basement.…
Breathable mats for hardwood floors
Q: We recently installed Azek boards for our outside porch floor. They told me at Azek that if I want to put an outside mat down where we exit the house, it needs to be a breathable mat and not a rubber mat. Do you have a suggestion for me?…
Can area rugs discolour hardwood floors?
Can area rugs discolour hardwood floors? I was told by a rug salesperson that rugs could discolour hardwood floors, especially new hardwoods. She said carpet pads alleviate the problem.
Keeping hardwood floors in good condition
Q: Can you tell me what is the best way to clean hardwood floors? A: There are numerous cleaners on the market for polyurethane/varnished floors. Poloplaz makes one as does Basic Coatings, Mirage, Bona etc. Any floor retailer should have a suitable product. Keep on top of the vacuuming to…
How to clean hardwood floors
I have hardwood floors in my living and dining room. I have yet to figure out how to clean them. Just looking across the floor it looks fine, but if I sit down on the couch I can see spots all over the floor. Some are footprints but a lot…