smudges on hw floor....

andrelaplume2February 9, 2012

we have high gloss hw flooring in our kitchen. It looks great. Early on I'd used the nice smelling swifter spray mop thing. I read here a simple spray bottle of water would suffice so when the swifter solution ran out I started using the water. Don't get me wrong, the floors look great....until.....I open my front door and bright outside light fills house. Suddenly my floor looks smudgey. I used the swifter dry mop thing mistly water.....still smudgey...what the heck...

What should I be using. I saw the huricane spin mop on QVC...I see something similar (micofiber mop) at HD. The floor is clean...just smudgey!

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I use a terry or microfiber mop (you can find them at Lowes or HD). Mine is the "Quickie" brand & I can wrap & tuck a microfiber cloth in the slots of the mop as well. I spray the floor "lightly" using either Bona or Glass Plus (I dilute the Glass Plus with water 50/50). I've used my mop for years (costs a lot less too).

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 10:51AM
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I will try just seams to dry with smudges with the swiffer....

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 8:05PM
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darn...which microfiber mop type....the one with thick strings or the one with the slats...looks like strips of SHAM WOW!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 4:30PM
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I think the issue is that darn swiffer solution has created a smudgy mess...I can try the vynigar/water solution...but that swiffer thing has to go. I want to get a mf mop...they have 2 looks like an old traditioanl mop (stringy) and the other has flat pieces of that SHAM WOW looking material....not sure which is best...

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 9:00AM
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The Bona floorcare system is what you should get. It comes with a flat mop (best kind for wood floors), a microfiber mop pad that is truly everlasting and machine washable, and a full size bottle of Bona spray for approximately 15 bucks. The Bona spray is best used to maintain clean hw floors (inmho), to de-smudge you will want to use plain old vinegar mixed with water and some elbow grease.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 10:00AM
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