Post # 1
My home has bellawood floors. They’re not hardwood, but they’re not the cheap laminate either. I’m not sure what they are but I’m starting to think they suck. I clean them with the spray stuff and five minutes later I can see any footprint anyone takes. Please someone tell me you have a magical solution?
Post # 3
Is the spray you’re using part of the recommended care instructions? Companies have specific care kits. I know with laminate you never use brush mops. I use a microfiber mop with the Bona cleaner (found in Bed Bath and Beyond,Lowes,etc). They have one for laminate and hardwoods. No complaints about it here. In my mind though, I’d love to clean it with water but I know its contraindicated. Floor care can get so tedious.
Edit: I’m not a fan of Orange Glo or anything similar for floor care since I’ve read very poor reviews on it. They leave residue on the laminate/hardwoods and dulls it.
Post # 4
I do use a laminate-speciffic cleaner from home depot, though like you I’d love to bring my mop out on it. It’s seriously changed my entire perception of wood floors, which I used to love so much, not being able to clean them.,
Post # 5
Bellawood is a brand name and they are hardwood floors. They come in all sorts of woods.
Their “thing” is they are prefinished before installation
Generally you want to sweep and dust mop often and avoid abrasive anything on it. When washing something basic like pine-sol works well, but really plain water is the best or plain water with a bit of white vinegar in it.
Post # 6
I just checked the bellawood website (unsure if you did) so I figured to copy and paste. This care seems similar to my flooring
- Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor with a soft brush to prevent abrasive dirt and dust from accumulating and scratching the finish.
- Sand and water are very harmful to your wood floors. Place long-bristle welcome mats and area rugs at every entrance of the house. Also, protect your floor from kitchen water and detergents by using rugs in front of the sink, work stations and dishwasher.
- Don’t Damp Mop: Water and wood floors don’t mix! Use only the Bellawood Floor Care Kit on your hardwood floor.
- Wipe Spills Immediately: When accidents happen and some liquid gets spilled on your hardwood floor, you should use a slightly damp white cloth, or paper towel, immediately to clean up and dry the affected area. For more difficult spots, follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning procedures.
- Never use wax, oil-based detergent or any other household cleaners on the floors. These may dull or damage the finish, leaving a greasy film and making the floor slippery and more difficult to clean.
- Use felt pads under all furniture and chair legs, in order to ease their movements and to prevent scratches. Periodically check and replace the felt pads when dirty or worn. For extremely heavy objects such as a piano, use wide, non-staining rubber cups. Purchasing floor protectors is cheap insurance for the protection of your hardwood floor investment.
- Damaged or worn high heel shoes may expose a metal tip which is certain to damage the surface finish. Keep high heel shoes in good condition.
- Protect your floor against direct sunlight or any intense source of artificial lighting. Over time, intense natural and artificial light will discolor hardwood floors
Post # 7
oops. I did not see lefeymw gave you their link. My apologies.