(Closed) My love affair has ended…

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you feel about hardwood floors?
    Love it : (51 votes)
    88 %
    Hate it : (1 votes)
    2 %
    It's ok : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My mom has hardwood and she vacuums (to pick up the particles) and then uses a steam cleaner to make’m shine!

    Post # 5
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love the way hardwood floors look. The townhouse we are renting has carpet pretty much everywhere but the bathrooms and kitchen. IMO, I prefer the carpet only in the bedroom.

    Post # 6
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    They have vacuums for hardwood floors. I usually sweep and then vacuum. You can wash the floors every other week or so. I couldn’t possible have rugs with dogs. And the swiffer does not work if you have an animal, the second it picks up a pet hair it doesn’t work anymore.

    Post # 8
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My parents have hardwood and my mom always sweeps them first, then she has this special cleaner in a spray bottle and a stick with a big microfiber pad on the end. She sprays the cleaner and then buffs it in with the stick thingy. 

    re: my feelings for hardwood– they’re beautiful! my only issue with it is upkeep. They are harder to clean and they can be harder to keep nice, especially with pets. When we moved into our current place 2 mo ago the kitchen and entryway has vinyl flooring and i made my Fiance PROMISE me that within 3 years we’d get hardwood floors throughout the 1st level. Well… in just 2 mo i’m not sure i want them anymore. I love that I don’t have to worry about the dog sloshing water in the kitchen or me dropping things or cringe when the dogs ruuuuuuuuns down the hall and screeeeeaches to a halt with his nails. I don’t know anything about the kind of hardwood you’ve chosen but if you have dogs I would seriously do some research to make sure it is scratch resistant. 

    Post # 9
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’ve used a vacuum over our hardwood floors and it doesn’t leave any scuff marks or anything. We also use a swifer…. They work wonders!

    Post # 10
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love the look of hardwood, but carpet is so much more comfy, IMO.

    I know everyone loves swiffers, but honestly… I still prefer a good quality broom (my apartment has fake hardwood). And don’t throw out your vaccuum – you’ll probably end up with a few rugs that will need pet hair removal services. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Corgi – at our last apartment, they had Pergo hardwood for the hallways. Those were great for resisting scratches from our poochie’s long nails. I remember the commercials for the Pergo flooring that showed a dog doing exactly what you descibed. I am sure they are a little more expensive but worth it for the upkeep.

    Post # 12
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I loooove hardwood floors. Real wood looks SO nice but we’ll end up with Pergo/laminate b/c, well, big dogs rip up real wood to shreds. Plus you have to sand/revarnish them occassionally, but they look so pretty! Like Corgi said, though, if you have dogs, you may consider laminate. Real wood is really really expensive to replace. It gouges really easily, too.

    My parents just swept up dog hair with a broom. They have laminate, but it’s the really nice kind….

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We have a bissell versus for our hardwood vacuuming needs!  We also “borrowed” a roomba from the husband’s friend (he left it in the box for over a year, so I made him bring it to my house!).

    The roomba does an AWESOME job and so does the versus.  We also have a bissell steam mop for mopping every once in a while when the dogs are muddy.  I rarely break out a broom and dustpan–mostly if something small needs to be picked up.  I couldn’t imagine sweeping the floors by hand all the time!!

    I’d recommend a versus if you’re up for doing it yourself, but a roomba if you’re lazy like we are and love the excitement of the cleaning being done for you!

    Also, you might want to consider a good dust buster vaccuum (we have a dirt devil Kurv) to get the baseboards every once in a while…animal hair tends to collect on them if you’re not careful!

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We have pergo through our whole house and I vacuum them every week then mop when they really need it. I have the Dyson Animal and there is a hardwood conversion button. It just turns off the rotator thingy at the bottom so that it won’t scratch the floors. I would go nuts if I couldn’t vacuum them.

    Post # 16
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Soon2beMrsM- I’m not sure which kind of vacuum I have, I just know on it there is a switch to put it either on hard wood floor or rug mode. In regards to washing the floors, I just use murphy soap deluted in a bucket of water grap a mop and you are good to go. I would sweep before washing, it makes it 10x easier.

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