Clean Wooden Floors – Preparing for Refinishing – Commercial

Clean Wooden Floors – Preparing for Refinishing – Commercial

When it comes to the topic of how to clean wooden floors, perhaps the one that is most asked and feared is preparing the wooden floor for refinishing with a top cost of finish. This article will cover the steps of refinishing but also explain the why it is necessary to clean wooden floors in preparation for recoating the floors with a protective finish. Additionally we will cover the tools and the supplies needed for preparing the...

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How to Clean a Hardwood Floor – Wet Preparation Process for Refinishing – Commercial

How to Clean a Hardwood Floor – Wet Preparation Process for Refinishing – Commercial

This is an interesting article on how to clean a hardwood floor that addresses and outlines the steps and supplies required to wet abrade a wood floor in preparation of refinishing with a seal.   These steps are relatively easy to perform as long as you have the proper equipment. However, we know that wood floors can be tricky when it comes to how to clean a hardwood floor as it applies to refinishing preparation. We will address the...

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Floor Cleaning – Best Way on How to Clean Laminate Wood, Hardwood and Tile Floors

Floor Cleaning Tips for Durable, Clean Hardwood Floors with Lasting Beauty The floor of your home is the stage where you set your furniture, appliances, and every personal belonging you have including yourself and your family. Often the floors are taken for granted because they are at the bottom of things and they are where our feet stomp on. However, keeping them well-maintained makes a lot of difference to the overall feel of every home....

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Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors – Do it Right – Residential

Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors – Do it Right – Residential

Cleaning old hardwood floors can be tricky. Tricky only because you will need to take some necessary precautions and steps to insure proper preparation of the floor prior to cleaning old hardwood floors as it pertains to routine or regular cleaning.   It is critical when it comes to cleaning old hardwood floors that you make sure that there is no damage such as water damage or chips and splits in the wood itself. Damage if not repaired...

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Cleaning Old Wood Floors – Considerations & Tips – Residential

Cleaning Old Wood Floors – Considerations & Tips – Residential

Cleaning old wood floors can be a difficult task and one that requires some thought. The purpose and goal of this article is to advise our residential homeowner readers of special considerations and helpful tips when it comes to cleaning old wood floors.   Old wood floors as with all old floors require certain precautions on how to clean them. This is even truer for wood floors because of the special care of this type of flooring even...

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Cleaning Cork Floor – Regular Cleaning with a Steam Mop – Residential

Cleaning Cork Floor – Regular Cleaning with a Steam Mop – Residential

Cleaning cork floors is a simple process as long as you remember that cork is basically a wood floor and wood and cork floor hate water. It will cause damage over time. So when you cleaning cork floor using the least amount of water or cleaner solution is the recommended process when you routinely clean cork floor.   Cork is a warm and wonderfully soft floor that is quiet and inviting to walk on. It comes in a variety of designs. It...

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Cleaning Prefinished Hardwood Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Prefinished Hardwood Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning prefinished hardwood floors is easy and simple. The simplest way to clean them will be discussed in this article. There are many ways for cleaning prefinished hardwood floors but we will address a method that is lower in cost and limits the amount of cleaning supplies to clean them.   This discussion is geared toward the residential homeowner. There are some important precautions to take when cleaning prefinished hardwood...

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How to Clean Wooden Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

How to Clean Wooden Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

There are more and more commercial buildings especially in higher end retail stores that are installing wood floors. So the question of how to clean wooden floors in the commercial marketplace is becoming more common. How to clean wooden floors is relatively simple but precautions need to be taken when cleaning any wooden floor whether it is in a home or a commercial facility. Precautions include using the correct cleaning chemical, using...

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How to Clean a Wood Floor – Easy Steps – Residential

How to Clean a Wood Floor – Easy Steps – Residential

The question that is most asked by residential homeowners is how to clean a wood floor. There seems to be a common myth or thought that how to clean a wood floor is hard and difficult. This thought that cleaning wood floors is difficult is nothing farther than the truth.   There are many different methods of cleaning wood floors but the objective of this article is to give our viewers and visitors an easy step by step guideline on how...

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Hardwood Floor Clean – Reducing and Controlling Damage

Hardwood Floor Clean – Reducing and Controlling Damage

This article will discuss how to reduce and control common and not so common traffic damage when it comes to hardwood floor clean. This topic always begs the question of how to reduce damage to hardwood floors. This question comes form both the commercial end-user and the residential homeowner.   Additionally, this article will also inform our readers on how to repair damages and prevent them, especially when it comes to water damage....

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Wood Floors Cleaning – Green Clean with Baking Soda – Residential

Wood Floors Cleaning – Green Clean with Baking Soda – Residential

When address wood floors cleaning in this article, we are discussing only sealed wood floors in residential homes. Any form of moisture from water on a bare, unsealed wood floor will damage it immediately and should be avoided at all times.   With that said, the goal of this article on wood floors cleaning is to provide the residential end-users of how to effectively clean wood floors with a common cleaning agent found in most homes...

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Cleaning Cork Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

Cleaning Cork Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

As we have written in prior articles on cleaning cork floors, cork flooring is wonderful looking and a practical floor. They are soft on the feet, quiet and their natural looking appearance is warm and inviting. Any cork floor has a wonderfully rich look to a home or building. Cork is actually being used with increasing demand in commercial facilities. This is especially true in high-profile office buildings. This article’s goal is to...

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Bamboo Flooring Cleaning – Resealing Process – Commercial

Bamboo Flooring Cleaning – Resealing Process – Commercial

This article’s goal and objective is to provide our readers with the preparation process for resealing a bamboo floor. Over time, floor seals that are used to protect and beautify the floor wear out. This wearing out is primarily caused by foot traffic in a commercial building. When this occurs the bamboo floor needs to be resealed to continue to protect the bamboo floor.   Keeping bamboo floors properly protected with a seal and...

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Wooden Floor Cleaning – How Humidity Effects Wood Floors

Wooden Floor Cleaning – How Humidity Effects Wood Floors

Wooden floor cleaning is a topic and a question that is brought up quite frequently. As we have written many articles on wooden floor cleaning including step by step procedures, we felt it important for our readers to understand the importance of how wooden floor cleaning can be effected by humidity levels. It is important knowledge for two basic reasons and it is the goal of this article to make our visitors interested in wooden floor...

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Bamboo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Steps – Commercial

Bamboo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Steps – Commercial

For many commercial facilities that have bamboo floors, their facilities managers are somewhat shocked to find out that bamboo is actually a wood floor. Since bamboo floors are the same as wood a misunderstanding is that bamboo floors are difficult to clean and maintain. But in realty this misconception is not true and as long as a commercial account understands how to maintain and clean a wood floor than bamboo floor cleaning is easy....

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Cleaning Hardwood Flooring – Extend the Life of the Seal by Burnishing

Cleaning Hardwood Flooring – Extend the Life of the Seal by Burnishing

This article’s goal is introduce and recommend a method of cleaning hardwood flooring that extends the life cycle of the protective hardwood top coating of seal and/or wood finish. This method is unfamiliar to most facility managers.  Most commercial facility managers do not realize that protective hardwood seal/finish can be cleaned and burnished. Many are under the misconception regarding cleaning hardwood flooring that wood floors can...

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Clean Floor Wood – Microfiber Flat Mop Cleaning

Clean Floor Wood – Microfiber Flat Mop Cleaning

To clean floor wood, an upcoming popular method is a microfiber flat mop cleaning system there are several different types of microfiber flat mop systems. They are relatively inexpensive and do and incredible job when you clean floor wood. It is important to purchase quality microfiber mops. Not all microfiber material is the same and the cheaper imports and lower cost microfiber mops do not clean as well as a quality microfiber mop made...

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Cork Floors Cleaning – Sealed Cork Floors – Residential

Cork Floors Cleaning – Sealed Cork Floors – Residential

Cork floors are incredible looking. They are beautiful and provide a warm inviting look to a home. Besides its great looks, an additional advantage cork flooring offers to the homeowner is the quietness of cork. Cork flooring also deadens sound keeping the noise levels in a home or commercial building at a lower level as compared to other flooring. This article’s goal is to provide step by step procedures for sealed cork floor cleaning....

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How to Clean Bamboo Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

How to Clean Bamboo Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with knowledge of how to clean bamboo floors with the best results. There is a wide variety to cleaning floors including bamboo. What is important is to understand is that bamboo floors is a wood floors. So the dame precautions should be used when determining how to clean bamboo floors. Most residential homeowners have options on how to clean bamboo floors but using a steam floor mop as...

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Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Have you ever experienced and wondered why the floor you have been cleaning is not as clean at the end of your cleaning as the area of the floor where you began the cleaning process? The answer is Cleaner Power Fade Out. This discussion will cover the term “Power Fade Out”; this term is more commonly known in the commercial market but it happens to all cleaning products whether it is a commercial grade or residential cleaning product....

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Wood Flooring Cleaning – Spot Mopping – Residential

Wood Flooring Cleaning – Spot Mopping – Residential

With resurgence in popularity of wood floors, how to perform Wood floor cleaning is a common question that many readers ask. There are many different ways to clean wood floors including methods, tools, supplies, etc. However, this article’s goal is to address Spot Mopping as a way of performing wood floor cleaning. Nowadays for the residential homeowner time is a precious commodity. Homeowners are always trying to find ways to fit...

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Hardwood Floors Cleaning – Removing Gum – Residential & Commercial

Hardwood Floors Cleaning – Removing Gum – Residential & Commercial

When it comes to floor cleaning at some point in time gum will need to be removed from the floor. This is true whether it is in a home or in a commercial facility. However it is equally important of how gum is removed on hardwood floors during the hardwood floor cleaning process. The reason why how gum is removed during hardwood floor cleaning is important is the type of protective coatings used on hardwood floors. Most hard wood floors are...

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Best Way to Clean Wood Floors – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

Best Way to Clean Wood Floors – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with the best way to clean wood floors. With so many options to clean wood floors, it can be a difficult decision for the residential homeowner to decide what the best way to clean wood floors is. If you are a new visitor to our website – Keeping Floors Clean, you might want to look at other topics on how to clean floors. Our site is dedicated of finding the best way to clean...

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Clean Wood Floor – Vacuuming Wood Floors – Easy & Fast – Residential

Clean Wood Floor – Vacuuming Wood Floors – Easy & Fast – Residential

As discussed in prior articles on cleaning wood floors, it is critical that loose soils are removed from the wood floor. It is critical because loose soils like sand, grit, dust, dried soil are abrasive and cause scratches and small gouges into the wood floor’s protective seal coat and these loose soils can also penetrate deeper into the wood flooring scratching the wood itself. These scratches not only detract from the beauty of the wood...

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How to Clean Wood Floor – Unsealed Wood Floors – Residential

How to Clean Wood Floor – Unsealed Wood Floors – Residential

What does a homeowner do for a newly installed raw unsealed wood floor? How to clean a wood floor that is unsealed is a critical issue and the purpose of this article is to discuss several options that the homeowner has when it comes to protecting a wood floor and preparing for the question of how to clean wood floors. The most important thing to remember when it comes to unsealed wood floors is to protect them with a seal or wax before...

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Cleaning Hard Wood Floors – Best Way to Remove Scuff & Black Marks

Cleaning Hard Wood Floors – Best Way to Remove Scuff & Black Marks

There is such a simple and easy procedure and common easily accessible products to remove scuffs and black heel marks when cleaning hard wood floors. This article’s goal is to provide our readers with information that will allow them to easily remove these marks from their floors while cleaning hard wood floors for a low inexpensive cost. Cleaning hard wood floors is relatively easy when using the correct tools and products but there are...

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Hardwood Floor Cleaning Products – Residential

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Products – Residential

Hardwood floor cleaning is simple and easy when using the proper cleaning supplies and procedures. For the purposes of this article, hardwood floor cleaning products will be outlined and discussed as well as other types of hardwood floor cleaning product types such as supplies and tools. This discussion will cover the most popular categories of hardwood floor cleaning products with an emphasis on the best products to use in a residential...

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Clean Hardwood Floor – Repairing Minor Damage to Hardwood Floors

Clean Hardwood Floor – Repairing Minor Damage to Hardwood Floors

This is an interesting topic because most of the articles written on the topic of clean hardwood floors have been on how to maintain, clean, etc. of wood floors. However, this article is designed to provide our readers with information and how to repair minor damage to hardwood floors. Some damage occurs during when a person cleans hardwood floors.  This discussion will also include what to do to prevent common damage and repair product...

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Cleaning Wood Floor – Dust Mopping Keeps Them Cleaner – Residential & Commercial

Cleaning Wood Floor – Dust Mopping Keeps Them Cleaner – Residential & Commercial

Whether you are a residential homeowner or a facilities manager for a commercial building, dust mopping of all floors is the first step in cleaning but when it comes to wood floors it is even more critical and extremely important to perform the procedure properly when cleaning wood floors. Dust mopping removes the loose debris including sand, grit, dirt, etc from the floor. When this procedure is performed poorly, sand and grit is left on...

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Cleaning Wooden Floors – Simple Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Wooden Floors – Simple Cleaning – Residential

Wooden floors had lost their appeal to homeowners from the mid 1960’s through the 1980’s but since then have made a huge comeback in popularity because of their incredible beauty and warm ambience they give to home. However, wooden floors also need to be cared for and cleaned without harming the wood. This not difficult and rather easy if you use caution and follow the simples steps outlined in this article. For the purpose of this...

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How to Clean Hardwood Floor – Keep Hardwood Floors Clean – Entrance Matting

How to Clean Hardwood Floor – Keep Hardwood Floors Clean – Entrance Matting

This article’s goal is to provide valuable information on why and where to use entrance way matting to maintain and keep hardwood floors cleaner for a longer period of time while reducing wear and damage to the hardwood floor. Additionally it will also cover other areas of the hardwood floor that would benefit from area rugs or carpet runners. This area of preventive maintenance is often overlooked but it is a critical part of how to...

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Clean Wood Floors – Sustainable Cleaning Made Simple – Residential

Clean Wood Floors – Sustainable Cleaning Made Simple – Residential

This article’s objective is to address the need for cleaning wood floors in a residential home in a responsible way that is friendly to both the environment and the consumer’s wallet by using sustainable cleaning chemicals and tools. We will also identify two cleaning supply items that form a wood floor cleaning system to complete the task of cleaning wood floors – Cleaner and Microfiber Mop System. It is simple, effective and cost...

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Cleaning Hardwood Floor – Preparing for Finish Re-Coating – Commercial

Cleaning Hardwood Floor – Preparing for Finish Re-Coating – Commercial

This article’s objective is to give a step by step process for preparing and cleaning a hardwood or gym floor for recoating with a floor finish in a commercial building. This cleaning procedure requires skilled labor, the proper equipment, products and tools to complete the process properly. Failure to do so will result in very unsatisfactory results of the floor finish coating. For this reason, it is recommended that professional...

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Cleaning Bamboo Floors – Best Cleaning Steps For Residential

Cleaning Bamboo Floors – Best Cleaning Steps For Residential

This is an interesting topic because bamboo flooring is not extremely common and used mostly in residential homes and used much less in commercial buildings. So, for the purpose of this article, we will address the best way to cleaning bamboo floors in residential homes, the things to avoid in cleaning bamboo floors and helpful ideas to extend the life of bamboo floors. Cleaning bamboo floors is not difficult and is easy as long as you...

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Cleaning Wood Floors – Sealed Wood Floors

Cleaning Wood Floors – Sealed Wood Floors

No other flooring enhances and enriches a room or facility like the warm luster of a wood floor. One of the most common questions asked regarding cleaning floors is “How do I clean a wood floor?” Cleaning Wood floors is not complicated as long as you adhere to a few basic principles and follow some precautions. There are 4 basic principles to cleaning any surface including floors. We will outline the two most important principles as the...

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Clean Hardwood Floors – Hints to Keep Hardwood Floors Looking Good

Clean Hardwood Floors – Hints to Keep Hardwood Floors Looking Good

The information in this article provides some helpful hints to keeping hardwood floors clean, while at the same time providing a simple quick glance on how to clean hardwood floors. It is an easy reference to keeping up with the investment of a hardwood floor but for a more detailed cleaning procedural process; visit a prior article on procedure cleaning of hardwood floors (How to Clean Hardwood Floors – Simple Regular...

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Hardwood Floor Cleaning – Water Damage

Hardwood Floor Cleaning – Water Damage

The question of How to clean wood floors is the most frequently asked question about cleaning and more specifically the cleaning of floors.  We have covered in prior articles the Cleaning Hardwood Floors Do’s and Don’ts and How to Clean Hardwood Floors – Simple Regular Cleaning. These articles cover the do’s and don’ts and step by step procedures on how to clean wood floors. Please click on the link to these articles if they...

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Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors – Clean Green

Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors – Clean Green

This article is dedicated to cleaning hardwood floors using green processes. The myth out in the marketplace for both the commercial and residential market is Green Cleaning is expensive and the overall cost is more costly. The truth of the matter is this thinking is a myth. Today, there are tools, equipment and cleaning products that will provide the customer with the best way to clean hardwood floors…the “Green” way. Combining green...

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Wood Floor Cleaning – Procedure Cleaning Steps For Residential

Wood Floor Cleaning – Procedure Cleaning Steps For Residential

The goal of this article is to provide the residential homeowner with a simple and easy step by step process to wood floor cleaning. The procedures are one component part of successful cleaning. Another component is utilizing the best supplies available. The use of quality supplies and materials including a wood floor cleaner will deliver improved performance and accomplish the task quicker. Always remember when cleaning wood floors; always...

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Cleaning Hardwood Floors Do’s and Don’ts

Cleaning Hardwood Floors Do’s and Don’ts

Hardwood Floors are not only beautiful but also provide a rich, warm and elegant look to both commercial buildings and residential homes. Maintaining any type of floor can be time consuming and costly if maintained incorrectly. Correct maintenance including cleaning hardwoods floors is critical for achieving esthetically pleasing looks but more importantly, it will extend the life of the floor itself and provide a long lasting high...

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How to Clean Hardwood Floors – Simple Regular Cleaning

How to Clean Hardwood Floors – Simple Regular Cleaning

A common misconception regarding the cleaning of hardwood floors is that is difficult and complicated. Actually this myth is nothing further than truth. As long as simple precautions are taken and the utilization of the proper products and tools; the cleaning process is simple, easy and quick. We covered the do’s and don’ts in a prior article cleaning hardwood floors. So we will not go into all of them in this article but for a...

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