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Re: hardwoodfloors

Posted By: Joe
Saturday, 12 February 2000, at 5:20 p.m.

In Response To: hardwoodfloors (Noemi Das)

Two things on should never put on hardwood floors:

a) water based polyurethane b) Murphy's oil soap

Water based polyurethane is not as hard or durable as oil based poly. It is fine for furniture but too soft for floors.

Murphy's oil adds a waxy buildup to your floors.

Hardwood manufacturers recommend using their specialty cleaning products or you can clean them with a solution of vinegar and water.

Your best solution at this point might be to sand and reseal the floors. Also be sure that any first coat of sealer is thinned to a 50-50 solution before applying. Not properly applying this base coat can yield the same chipping results as using water base poly.

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