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Clean and Polish Hardwood, Stone, Tile and Laminate Floors

Daily dry mopping and spot cleaning are great ways to clean and polish hardwood, stone, tile and laminate floors, but they will eventually need a refresh or even refinishing.

An important part of hardwood floor maintenance is polishing. Applying polish on hardwood floors helps to restore a floor’s protective layer of finish and is a simple project that can be done by most people. Ace Hardware recommends Bona products for cleaning and polishing your hardwood, stone, tile and laminate floors. When you polish a floor using Bona products, you keep the finish that is on the floor intact. The polishing simply restores the floor’s existing finish, fills in microscopic scratches and evens out the appearance of the floor.

Polishing Tips

  • Always test polish in an inconspicuous section of the floor before spreading it on the entire floor.
  • And when applying polish to your floor, use a “feathering” technique to ensure a smooth finish without lines or “start and stop” marks.

Cleaning as often as you can will help minimize the dirt and dust on your floors, which acts like sandpaper and wears down your floor’s finish.  Bona’s line of specially-formulated polishes can be used multiple times per year to provide a protective layer and even out the sheen. Frequency of use depends entirely on the amount of traffic your floor sees, but typical floor maintenance is every two to four months.

How to Polish your Floors

No special equipment is needed. Simply remove furniture and rugs, then sweep, vacuum or dust mop your floor, and give it a wet cleaning with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Then squirt Bona Polish onto the floor, spread it with an applicator and allow it to dry. Let it dry one hour before you walk on it, and 24 hours before subjecting it to heavy traffic.

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