Q: I have new engineered wood flooring and the builder’s cleaning crew used Bona to clean the floor before we moved in. Now there is a dull haze on it that I can’t remove. I’ve tried everything. Can you give me some guidance?
A: I’ve often recommended Bona in the past, but it’s possible the formula has been changed. More recently, I’ve been recommending Poloplaz and I’ve been handing out their cleaner to customers. No complaints.
This may be the last product we ever “recommend” because as of last year we’ve retired our flooring business!
Aluminum ceramic oxide same as polyurethane?
Recent related Q: Is aluminum ceramic oxide coating on hardwood flooring the same as a polyurethane coating on hardwood flooring? And can you use the same cleaner (say Bona for example) on both?
A: The coatings are not identical. Aluminum oxide, ceramic coatings are manufactured to be extremely scratch-resistant. They are much more wear-resistant than top quality polyurethane which is available and used by wood flooring professionals. The floor cleaner you mentioned and others like it are totally safe to use on either.
Cloudy spots on hardwood floor
We have 90+ year old oak hardwood in our home that was refinished 2 years ago. In two spots where the hardwood floor meets the hardwood trim, the floor has developed cloudy spots. What could this be from, and how can we fix it?
Recommended hardwood floor retailers
Q: I've heard that some hardwood floor retailers with large discounts have floor products that may not be the same size on each end, which can create installation problems for contractors. What are the preferred retailers contractors usually order oak hardwood from? I'm reluctant to make a purchase on line…
Glue stuck on hardwood floor
I just stained pine hardwood floors, and didn't get all the glue cleaned up. It looks horrible. How do I remove the glue before I put the finishing coats on? I tried sanding, but it didn't work.
Floating hardwood floor
Is there such a thing as a floating hardwood floor? I have seen hardwood flooring that has a â€œuniclicâ€ design which looks like it can be floating. If so, what types of things should I consider for installing it in my new (less than 5 year old) condo? Would there…
Manufacturer claims stains caused by hardwood floor cleaner
Q: We had an engineered wood floor in American Cherry finish installed throughout the Living, Dining, Family Rooms and Kitchen (1000 sq. ft., open concept) about one year ago. Approximately 6 months ago we started to notice dark stains appearing along the edges and ends of the planks, which we…
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The guys just finished installing engineer wood in my house and I came in to discover that they were doing the final wash with a rag and paint thinner…..what should I do?
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