Drywall dust is embedded into our engineered hardwood floor

Q: Drywall dust is embedded into our engineered hardwood floor, in the cracks and in the grain of the wood. I dry-mopped and used a shop vac. This helped the surface of the wood, but the white dust is still embedded in there.

What can I do? Any cleaners?

A: I would keep working at it with the vacuum. Especially in regard to such dust between the boards, be very cautious about using a lot of liquid. I read an experience in the National Hardwood Flooring Association journal not long ago where a new floor was installed and not protected by the workers when sanding the drywall. They vacuumed, then washed the floor. Big mistake. The drywall dust re-constituted, cupped and buckled the new floor which had to be replaced.