How to Shine Engineered Hardwood Floors

how to shine engineered hardwood floors

Engineered hardwood flooring is a craze that’s likely to stay with us for long. The affordability and ease of maintenance of these floors have made them highly preferred among homeowners global-wise. Sadly, engineered hardwood floors succumb to damage by high traffic, waxes, and regular cleaning. As time goes on, you’ll start noticing that your hardwood flooring looks scuffed, dull, and dirty.  How to Shine Engineered Hardwood Floors The following are ways on how to shine engineered hardwood floors yourself. Vacuuming To give your engineered hardwood flooring a shiny and fresh look, clean off the dust and dirt particles. Vacuuming is …

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How to Get White Film Off Hardwood Floors

how to get white film off hardwood floors

White film on hardwood floors can make the floors look hazy, milky, and old. This film can raise questions about floor maintenance, cleaning methods, and even repairs. In order to remove the white film, it is important to identify the underlying cause. In this post, we are going to discuss how to get white film off your floors!  You can also learn about 5 awesome homemade protectants for your floor here). Possible Causes A host of factors can be responsible for the white film on hardwood floors. Here are some possible causes:  Improper cleaning products Poor application of the finish …

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How to Restore Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

How to Restore Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

Unless your hardwood floors are significantly worn, scratched, or damaged, you can store them without sanding. And there are multiple ways to do that. In this post, we are going to discuss two common methods. Today on WFC, Read on to learn how to restore hardwood floors without sanding. Method 1: Buffing and Recoating The first method is buffing or recoating, which involves abrading the coat before you refinish the floors. Below is a step-by-step guide. Step 1: Check the floor to see if it has a wax finish Recoating is not an option if the floor has a wax …

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How to Make Hardwood Floors Look New Without Refinishing

How to Make Hardwood Floors Look New Without Refinishing

For many of us, refinishing hardwood floors can be a daunting task. The good news is, refinishing is not the only way to bring tired-looking floors back to life. There are some easier alternatives such as screening and recoating, using a decorative rug and painting them. Read on to learn how to make hardwood floors look new without refinishing and don’t forget to check back on WFC for our latest articles. If the Floors Are Scratched and Worn, Recoat Them Screening is a pretty quick and inexpensive process, and it can make your wood floors shine again. The process involves …

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Stripping Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

Stripping Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

Each time you sand your wood floor, it gets thinner. And at a point, it can get too thin to be sanded for renovations. Luckily, there are alternatives to sanding. You can use chemicals to strip your hardwood floors. In this post, we are going to discuss the procedure of stripping hardwood floors without sanding. Keep reading and check back for new WFC content daily! Things You Will Need Chemical stripper A filling knife A few wash bottles Some scrub pads Chemical stripping is not that complicated. The basic idea is a simple one. You apply a chemical stripper, loosen …

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Whitewash Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

Whitewash Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

Whitewashing is one of the best ways to make hardwood floors look new again. It can protect your floors from moisture, mold, and mildew. Traditionally, a mixture of lime and water was used, but most people these days use white latex paint. Fun fact: you can actually whitewash hardwood floors without sanding. In general, you have to sand your hardwood floors before you whitewash them. However, sanding is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and can not be done on wood floors that are too thin. That is why many people want to find a way around sanding. Read this post by WFC to …

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How to Clean Wood Floors Without Streaks

How to Clean Wood Floors Without Streaks

Wood floors take a lot of wear and tear, and repairing or replacing wood floors can be expensive. You have to clean them regularly, and in the proper way. Before you dive into the job, consider learning the basics of wood floor maintenance. In this post, we are going to discuss how to clean wood floors without streaks. Check out WFC for all your maintenance tips. Ways to Clean and Maintain Flooring Use a soft-bristled broom. To do the job swiftly and get into corners, take preemptive action. Consider using an angled broom, and make sure the bristles are soft. …

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How Do I Know If My Wood Floors are Sealed?

It has become increasingly popular, especially in hardwood floors, to use a top coating that seals the floor off, so that it is completely protected. There are many benefits to this, as it will help the floor stay in top condition for longer, and it will also be easier to maintain. But how can you tell if your wood floors are sealed? It’s actually really easy to find out, as you can perform a quick and easy test that will tell you whether or not your wood floor has been sealed. One of the biggest advantages of a sealed floor …

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Can I Use Household Items to Clean My Hardwood Floor?

Yes, there are certain household items that you can use on hardwood floors. As some can damage the hardwood floor, rather than cleaning them, you should always carry out the correct amount of research before using an item. Many household items are suitable, and when mixed together can be a great alternative to regular household cleaner. The more natural options are better for the environment, and can also help you to save money. More people across the US have started to use household items to clean their floors with, especially those that prefer to use items that are chemical free …

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How Can I Get My Hardwood Floors to Shine Without Wax?

Whether you are installing new hardwood floors, or if you have recently bought an older home, and you find them there, this type of elegant flooring is a bonus to the value of your home. Hardwood floors are durable, enhance the aesthetic of your decoration, and they are increasingly valuable at the time of resale. Some decorators may prefer a matte finish, yet it is safe to say that a majority of people who have hardwood floors prefer a finish that shines. You want a trick that will keep your floor shining many years after installation, despite wear and tear. …

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