Buffing Hardwood Floors – Best Alternative
You can buff hardwood floors with an electric floor buffer, but this is probably more work than you really need to do. If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll need to figure in renting a buffer, purchasing pads, and buying a special wood cleaning solution, but now your floor cleaning project becomes more tedious and more expensive than it needs to be.
As hardwood floors age, they start to lose their shine. Restoring the shine to your hardwood floors can be accomplished without buffing. Maintaining the shine can be as easy as mopping your floor with a good quality floor restorer a few times per year. Buffing wood floors may not be as easy as you think, and buffing doesn’t always work. If all of the wax has worn off, then buffing your wood floors will no longer produce a good shine.
So, before you rent or buy a floor buffer, and purchase a special wood floor cleaner, consider mopping your hardwood floor with a good quality floor restorer. You simply pour the floor restorer directly on the hardwood floor, and gently lay a sponge mop in the solution, and glide the mop back and forth applying no pressure at all. That’s it.
It’s time to say goodbye to buffing hardwood floors, but still get that incredible shine.
Follow these instructions and see how simple it is to shine hardwood floors.
Step 1. First, sweep or vacuum the floor to help remove the dirt. It’s the dirt, grit, and sand that causes most of the scratches to hardwood floors, so the more you sweep or vacuum, the longer your floor will maintain its shine. Sweep the floor gently and be sure to use a broom with soft bristles to reduce the amount of scratches to your hardwood floors.
Step 2. Next, use a damp mop or soft damp cloth and begin cleaning. You can use a product that is specifically made for hardwood floors, or you can save money and use a few drops of mild dish soap dissolved in water. Don’t use vinegar, because it’s acidic and will eventually dull the surface finish. If you decide to use a mild dish soap, follow up with a damp mop and water to remove the film that dish soap leaves. Be sure to dry the floor afterward.
NOTE: Never use a dripping wet mop on wood floors or you will damage the floor.
Step 3. Finally, to get results similar to buffing hardwood floors, but with a lot less work, use a good quality floor restorer. Fortunately, you will not have to buff your hardwood floors at all. An easy, low cost floor restorer can save you money as well as a lot of time and stress.
Pro Shot® Floor Restorer restores the natural beauty of hardwood floors in one easy application. Pro Shot® is UL-listed for slip resistance, and dries to a mirror-like finish in about 30 minutes. Here’s the best part, the shine will last for months. You won’t be spending every weekend buffing your hardwood floors.