I have a beautiful, multi-level home that I just refinished all the
hardwood floors in. Not only are there a lot of levels, but each room
is fairly small. My standard, upright vacuum cleaner keeps marking up
the walls every time I attempt to move it from room to room, not to
mention that it's a pain to maneuver it around! With all the dust that
collects, I NEED to clean the floors often- can anyone suggest any other
appliances I can use to keep the new finish "new??"
A broom? More seriously, is the vacume marking up the walls
when you're carrying it from place to place, or when you're
trying to use it? If the latter, why isn't your baseboard
taking the hits? That's what it's for.
A Dustbuster for the dust and fur, a broom for the sand and grit, and
a Swiffer to finish off.
Add strategically-place rugs (eg. at the entry ways) to trap dirt and
grit which acts as sandpaper on the floors when people walk on it.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
Hello, if I had beautiful hardwood floors, I'd have folks park their
shoes at the door. This stops a fair amount of dirt in its track. This
has been recommended for people with allergies. Ocassionally you can
slide with dust cloths under socks. Mom used to say we could play this
way but I knew we were cleaning.
Purchase a high-quality dustmop from a janitorial supply house.
You'll be amazed how quickly and easily the floor can be cleaned
without scratches, cords, noise, or stirring up dust. I have
wall-to-wall carpeting and I envy you. I have used an oiled dustmop
intended for bowling alleys and it was great (my father used to own a
On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:59:06 GMT, DennisZerillo
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