Routine Care of Hardwood Floors

Dry mop the floor with an untreated dust mop frequently.

Daily, spray a clean dust mop with

PoloPlaz Hardwood Floor Cleaner, pushing mop the entire length of floor without stopping. Re-spray mop and continue back down the floor slightly overlapping the previous path. For stubborn stains or spills, spray PoloPlaz Hardwood Floor Cleaner on the stain and let it sit for no more than five seconds. Puddled cleaner will cause loss of gloss if left on the floor too long. Wipe dry and repeat if necessary.

Call PoloPlaz before using any solvents to clean stains. Do not use pre-treated dust mops or floor cleaners that contain wax, paraffin, silicone, or mineral oil. Use of these products can cause adhesion problems when recoating the floor. Never use power scrubbers or automatic floor cleaning machines that disperse water on the floor (especially water under pressure). The use of scrubber machines will void the warranty on your floor.

Dirt, sand and grit will dull and accelerate the wear of the finish. Place floor mats or rugs at all entrances.


Grease spots: To remove grease, tar, or oil,
wipe with a cloth dampened with PoloPlaz
Hardwood Floor Cleaner, then followed by buff-
ing with a clean, dry cloth.

Cigarette Burns: Gently rub the burn with a
very fine steel wool moistened with PoloPlaz
Hardwood Floor Cleaner until the blackened
material is removed. If the burn is deep, first
scraped away the charred area with a sharp
knife. Allow to thoroughly dry then touch up with
PoloPlaz finish using a small brush.

Food,Water,or Pet spots: If accident is recent,
wipe up area immediately with a dry cloth.Then
wipe area with PoloPlaz Hardwood Floor
Cleaner following by buffing with a clean, dry
cloth. If the spot has already dried, spray area
directly with Hardwood Floor Cleaner and let sit
for a few seconds. Then wipe up excess and
repeat until stain is gone. Finish up by buffing
with a clean, dry cloth.

Wax Deposits or chewing gum: Apply
crushed ice, contained in a plastic bag, until
material is brittle enough to crumble off the floor
surface.Remove remainder using a cloth damp-
ened in Hardwood Floor Cleaner then buff with
a clean, dry cloth

Scratches: Light scratches that may occur in
the finish can be lightly sanded or screened,
then retouched with PoloPlaz finish. For large
scratches, the recoating must be done by a pro-

Reprinted at Wood Flooring Guy with permission from Bill (National Sales Manager) at PoloPlaz ( Visit their site for more information.