ADVICE ON CLEANING A PRE-FINISHED HARDWOOD FLOOR (PART 2)
30 June 2012
In these articles we are providing guidance on how to clean a pre-finished hardwood floor which has been fitted into one or more rooms of a home. We will continue this subject by describing which floor cleaning solution should and should not be used on this type of floor.
To locate the most suitable product for your particular floor, it is always recommended you check out the information provided by the hardwood floor manufacturer. This is important as you would only want to use something appropriate, a cleaner that will not damage the finish on the floor.
A well-finished floor, which has been coated with either three coats or four coats of polyurethane or water-based finish, can normally be maintained using low PH cleaners.
It is important to point out that a neutral pH cleaner is the best way to clean the floor without affecting its appearance. While a high pH cleaner is able to get rid of grease and oil stains, and a low pH cleaner can remove water and mineral substances, using them can ultimately result in a duller floor.
With the neutral pH cleaner, this provides the balance required between cleaning the floor without damaging it in the process.