We only recommend Bona Hardwood Floor cleaners.
Preventive maintenance for wood floors today involves protecting the finish from scratches, spills and moisture. We proudly support Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning Supplies. Bona is specifically formulated to clean all polyurethane finished wood floors and factory pre-finished wood floors. Quickly wipe out red wine, dried spaghetti sauce, mustard, ketchup, and heel scuffs. Unlike all-purpose cleaners, Bona® Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Cleaner will not dull your floor finish or leave an oily residue. A waterborne, non-toxic, environmentally responsible cleaner. Visit their website at www.bona.com.
Protection and Cleaning
Protect your new floor by installing floor protector pads on the bottom of all furniture. Place protective rugs or mats at all entrances to the area. These rugs help trap grit and also absorb moisture before either one has a chance to damage the floor. These should be placed after the finish is fully cured. High heels should be kept in good repair- if they lose their protective cap, they will dent the surface of any floor. The floor should be swept, vacuumed and/or dust-mopped with a recommended hardwood floor cleaner regularly to remove dirt and grit, and rugs should be shaken out frequently. (Use only vacuums that have a special hard-surface setting). Never use wax on top of a non-wax surface. This includes cleaners such as Murphy’s Oil Soap and Pledge. The use of these products will prevent another coat of finish to adhere to your floor when it is time for a recoat. Also, tough abrasive pads should never be used along with harsh cleaners such as ammonia or dish detergent soaps. Never use petroleum-based cleaners on water based finishes. Wipe up spills immediately with a lightly dampened cloth, follow up with a recommended cleaning product. When the floor loses its luster, it’s time for a recoat. Your floor should be recoated every 5-7 years depending on the amount of traffic on it. If your floor is showing signs of wear do not wait until it wears through the protective finish. Otherwise, dirt and grit may penetrate the wood grain and will require a re-sand to remove. Adam’s Hardwood Flooring does not recommend the use of steam mops or cleaning your floor with excessive amounts of moisture.