Protect Your Solid
Environmental Choice System™, Bona’s Swedish Formula® floor care systems are the
healthiest, easiest and most effective way to clean your hardwood and hard
We stock a complete line of cleaning and floor
conditioner products in our showroom,
and GRIT: Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floor’s worst enemies. They act
like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling. Place area
rugs at entrances to trap dirt and prevent damage.
WATER AND OTHER SPILLS: Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor
and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen.
HARD CLEANERS: Avoid oil soaps. They can build up and create problems when it’s
time to put a maintenance coat on the floor. Instead, neutral pH cleaners made
specifically for wood floors are recommended.
Lift the furniture to move it --- avoid dragging. Felt contacts under the legs
will help prevent scratches.
DENTS: Vacuum with a brush attachment -- set vacuums with beater bars to floor
SUN: Direct sun can discolor your hardwood floor. Close curtains and blinds or
add sheer drapes to protect from the sun’s intense UV rays.
SWEEP: Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.
VACUUM: Canister vacuums with special bare floor
attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.
DUST MOP: Use a good dust mop --- one with a 12- to 18- inch cotton head ----
and a special dust mop treatment. Spray the treatment onto the mop head 12 to 24
hours before dust mopping.
Follow these steps to evaluate the condition of your
hardwood floor and its finish.
Finish Condition: Has the finish been worn off or is it just dirty? See if the
finish is dull, chipped, scraped or gouged. To test if the finish has worn off,
begin in a high-traffic area and pour one to two tablespoons of water onto the
floor. If the water soaks in immediately and leaves a darkened spot, the finish
is worn and water can damage the wood. If the water soaks in after a few minutes
and darkens the wood only slightly, the finish is partially worn. If the water
beads on top, the surface is properly sealed. Repeat this test in low- and
Wood Condition: If the finish is worn, the wood may have been damaged. Are there
stains, burns, cuts, gouges, holes, cracks or warped boards? If the
wood is damaged,
repair or replacement may be required before you deep clean your floor.