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"Cleaning a hand scraped wood floor," in the Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration forum, begins: "Any ideas on the best method for keeping one of those ruff surfaced hardwood floors clean? I'm talkin general maintenance. ..."

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Old September 11, 2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Any ideas on the best method for keeping one of those ruff surfaced hardwood floors clean? I'm talkin general maintenance.


I was going to suggest to the customer a Swifter and maybe one of those cordless electric brooms with a stiff brush on the base and without a beater bar.
If that electric broom idea sounds good, anyone know of a high quality one?

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Wait a gosh durn minute here!!

It's Lo again askin fer advice........................ .....

He tries to shimmy out of the BBQ and yet has the nerve........to come askin fer advice!!

What are we gonna do wit ya Lo?







OK, OK..................I guess clean it with one of those "real fast" Swiffers (some call em Swifters) and some Bruce cleaner sprayed on the Swiffer thingy.

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Old September 11, 2010, 04:22 PM   #3
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You asking about daily, routine maintenance or deeper cleaning? If daily maintenance, we would suggest using I string dust mop or micofiber dust mop to remove dust and grit and if need be, a cleaner like Bruce or bona.

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Elmer Fudd said View Post
Wait a gosh durn minute here!!

It's Lo again askin fer advice........................ .....

He tries to shimmy out of the BBQ and yet has the nerve........to come askin fer advice!!

What are we gonna do wit ya Lo?

(I'm gonna keep askin and askin and askin )






OK, OK..................I guess clean it with one of those "real fast" Swiffers (some call em Swifters) and some Bruce cleaner sprayed on the Swiffer thingy.
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You asking about daily, routine maintenance or deeper cleaning? If daily maintenance, we would suggest using I string dust mop or micofiber dust mop to remove dust and grit and if need be, a cleaner like Bruce or bona.
Just routine stuff. I was thinking one of those Shark type stick vacuums might be good to pull dirt up from the nooks and crannies where a swiffer/swifter can't reach.
Saw one at Wally World that had a rotating soft brush with no beater bar.

Or maybe like this one. Walmart.com: Hoover Flair Stick Vacuum, S2200: Appliances

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Old September 12, 2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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For dust removal this would be more effective. Walmart.com: Eureka Maxima Canister Vacuum with Automatic Cord Rewind, 972B: Appliances

The stick vacuums just can not generate the air flow needed to pull from the microbeveled edges or the different artistc textures. They tend to like smooth floors better from what I hear.

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I would think those stick vacuums would be fine. Been considering getting one myself but don't think it would keep up with all the cat hair (a 20# Maine Coon will shed another cat worth of hair in about a week!). I would never, ever, never recommend a Swiffer or like product for any texture of wood! They will transfer some of the holding agent and dull the floor over time. A royal pain to get the residue off.

I'm a big fan of the Bona kits. You also aren't buying new refill boxes. Take the Bona cover off, throw it in the wash and good as new. I have never found a big difference between the mircofiber and cotton covers.

The foregoing notwithstanding, my SO still uses a Swiffer.... I guess she thinks that keeps me in my place...

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