How to Clean Hardwood Floor
April 19, 2005 9:26 PM Subscribe
I just moved in to newly built condo... I have spent a lot of money to option IN for SHAW Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floor..(100% covered 1300sq.ft (according to my research it maybe engineered Durashield coated ones like most hardwood floors now days)... Just before I moved in I saw a builder employee cleaning the floor.. He told me he is using PINE-SOL type cleaner... It did look shiny at first.... But I have been here for 3weeks now... The white films would not go away... even now my socks are yellowish oil all over when ever i step one or two steps.... foot marks are eveywhere... now it looks dusty and smudged all over... (there is no dust... but looks dusty with smudges).... I tried to clean it off with No-Was Bruce hardwood cleaner.... No luck... I tried little bit of water in the corner with about 5 small towels... it finally came off (it took me about 1 hour to do 6sq.ft..) it was very hard work.... I contacted the manufacturer.. they said NO oil based cleaner or wax should be used on these.. especially Pine-Sol and Pledge.... They said It was coated like clear coats in new cars..never needing wax... so basically putting pine-sol on these type of floor is like spraying Armor-All on paint of new car....At least new car can be washed off with a lot of water and soap...
posted by curiousleo to home & garden (25 answers total)
Now I am very UPSET with this situation... I can not move in my new furnitures....I won't... supposely beautiful dark floor is now ruined.... What can I do to clean this... I do not put any more water on this since it may kill the warranty.. especially it bubbles up (possible since bottom layer is still normal wood)..... This is totally the builder's responsibility isn't it...? what can i do to rectify this? I don't think they will replace the whole house's floor.. Can they carefully clean up like i did with the corner...? What would be the legal course... if the builder says it is my responsibility since I signed paper before it was pined on via one of their workers...? Every time I come home...I can't stop my self from getting mad.... I told the builder.. he says he would ask the woodfloor people.. but it didn't sound promising... I was hoping for...."We will get some guys to clean it up for you.. or We will pay for the damages..."