Waxed floor care is very different than caring and cleaning tiled floors. Like caring for cast irons pans, it is a whole different set of rules. Be strict about your floor care plan, if you want to keep them rich and beautiful looking.
Waxed Floor Care
The good news is that waxed floor care typically means no mopping with water! Yay! No more scrubbing floors on your hands and knees. There are times when it needs to be done, such as when the floor has an oily residue all over it or the kids came in with muddy feet. However, those days are rare.
Typical daily care is dust mopping with a very soft dust mop. Shake it out frequently outside to get rid of the dust. A lot of people are very happy with their Swifter mop for a daily dust mopping. If you have a pet parrot that loves to throw seeds all over the place, then you might have to vacuum to get the floor clean. Use your vacuum attachment that doesn’t have the spinning bar in it. You want just the soft brush attachment.
Water is a waxed floor’s worst enemy. You must dap up that spill immediately to keep it from damaging the wax. If the liquid is allowed to sit then it’ll leave a white stain.
Water stains are best handled by a professional floor finisher, but you can try a quick method yourself first. Dab a #000 steel wool pad in floor wax and rub it out. If that fails, then call a professional. Don’t do make the situation worse by trying to fix it.
Hardwood Floor Care
Waxed floor care is far less time consuming than tile or even carpeting. We hope you enjoy your beautiful, shiny hardwood floors for many, many years to come.