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Bona Hardwood Floor Care System
Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors
Thank you for choosing Broek Hardwood Floors
We hope you will enjoy your hardwood floors for many years to come. Please take a moment to read the below information on floor care and maintenance. If you have any questions about finish curing or floor care please call us.
Depending on the finish of the floor it's best to follow the manufacturer's
recommended cleaning procedures and products. For floors with Rubiomono Coat cannot be cleaned with the below cleaners. Please see download the manufacturers cleaning instructions.
In general cleaning there are good generic wood floor cleaners (no wax)
Broek Family's Eco-friendly Floor Cleaner
This is a mild solution of white vinegar and warm water
(1/4 cup of vinegar to 1 quart of warm water)
You can put the homemade floor cleaner into a spray bottle for easy application.
1) Sweep or vacuum your floors
2) Apply a small amount to a mop or cloth
3) Wipe up sprayed or damp area. Go over a small area at a time.
AVOID CLEANING PRODUCTS WITH WAX
This can make re-coating process difficult & costly even in some cases impossible to re-coat.
Do not use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors.
Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly.The gentler the cleaner the better. The less water the better.
NEVER WET MOP your hardwood floors!
Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
Use only a minimal amount of water and quickly wipe up any water or spills!
Its best not to use a lot of water or leave standing water on the floor for long periods of time.It can also cause cracks to form, water water damage, cupping or warping of the floors.
Bona Kemi makes cleaning kit which includes a mop with
terry cloth washable covers and spray bottle with a cleaner specifically designed for the traffic finish. This cleaner also affective on floors finished with polyurethane.
Not all hardware stores carry Bonakemiproducts, but most hardwood floor specialty shops have it in stock in Marin and San Francisco. We have also recently discovered that Bed Bath & Beyond in Larkspur landing and some Safeway stores in Marin carry the kits.
Or simply click the below link to order a "Bona Hardwood Floor Care System" from Amazon.com Bona Kemi cleaning kit
*The spray bottle may be a little too small for those of you with massive expanses of wood. If this is the case Bona also puts out a pacific floor clean concentrate in a 1 gallon jug and a larger sized mop.