Wood Floors: when are they "clean"?
Due to the high volume traffic here, I'm going to take the liberty of cross posting my wood floor post. I just know there have to be some answers to this question.
I have finished oak wood floors and clean them regularly by a detailed dusting and as per floorer instructions, using Bona Hard Wood Floor Cleaner. I've been known for years to do the whole big house over a series of days with large cotton covered mops and on my hands and knees in corners or tough spots, taking my time to get the floors really clean. I repetitively change out of cotton rags to new white ones as I go through the house.
Recently, after I had just cleaned in this manner over a series of days, a gentleman helping me address the floors chronic dullness, took a clean rag or whatever (sorry, I don't recall) and my Bona Cleaner and in various areas sprayed the floor and wiped. The rag(s) showed some discoloration: not black, some brown, some light beige or hardly any. He summed up my dullness lament that my floors weren't "clean".
There is hardly any finish left on these wood floors so whatever comes in (mainly minus shoes) goes on them in spite of my regular dutch cleaning. I am working to address this dullness (it was the point of the gentleman's visit) and because of lack of finish I work extra hard to keep my wood floors "clean".
How do you tell when your wood floor cleaning is "clean enough"? Are your cleaning rags white upon finish? Thank you for the kindness of a response as this is a serious matter to me. Happy Holidays to you all.