We recently had the oak floors in our home refinished with 3 coats of glitsa
solvent swedish finish(non-waterbase). The only room in the house that did
not have the floors refinished was the bathroom. Even the kitchen had oak
hardwood floors once I removed the exsisting linoleum and all the adhesive
that went with it(what a wonderful job that is!)
I would like to do everything possible to keep the floors in good shape. I
have put pads/felt/etc on the bottom of all the furniture and I have figured
out a way to protect the kitchen floor from the stove and refrigerator
bottoms. We also have good quality floor matts at both entrances to the
What is the best method for day to day cleaning? Suggestions have included
vacuuming(not using the brush roller), sweeping the floors using a synthetic
bristle broom that will not scratch, and using a dust mop.
For a more thorough cleaning, should we be some type of solution applied
with a mop and then dried right away? I know you are not supposed to use
wax, but are there other manufactured cleaners that work well and are safe?
What about cleaning up scuff marks,water spots,etc. What is the best method
to quickly and safely remove this type of problem.
Thank you all very much for your assistance.