Steam works really well for our TigerWood hardwood, with glossy finish,
floors. It tends to disperse greasy stains and blotches giving a good
shine and it's quick. Every few years you will need to hit them with a
detergent based cleaner to dissolve the greasy stuff you have just
spread around though.
If you wear glasses you will understand this process. It works well
most of the time but eventually you have to actually remove the greasy
"RonB" wrote in message
Does anyone have experience with any of the consumer-grade steam mops
or other cleaners on hardwood floors? We have researched via Google,
Amazon and various on line dealers. They and local storefront dealers
for Shark, Gruene (mops) and Koblenz (scrubber) all say they are great
and safe for hardwood. From research, it appears that many consider
the mops to be better, on hardwood, than bucket scrubbing with a
hardwood cleaner because it does not put as much water on the floor;
and it removes it quickly. Problem is, most of the opinions are from
retail sellers or cleaners - a little biased.
How about you guys? There are many finish experts here. Are these
steam cleaners safe with factory finished hardwood flooring (BTW - Our
floors are solid 3/4" Oak, tongue and groove, not engineered. The
installation is on top of standard roofing felt.).