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How do you clean your engineered floor?

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taxworries Thu 12-May-16 09:48:06

Just had a very pale Kahrs engineered wood floor installed in the kitchen. It looks lovely but is surrounded by big windows and you can see footprints/scuffs across it as it hasn't been cleaned since it was installed a few days ago. The installer warned against letting much water get on it so i'm paranoid about mopping. Any tips? I do think it needs a bit of a clean beyond sweeping which i've already done, just to get the muck from installation off. Thanks.

ladypie21 Thu 12-May-16 09:53:59

I use method wood floor cleaner. Just squirt it straight on the flood then mop with a flat microfiber mop. I usually dilute the Method although it suggests you don't have to but I find it works just as well. The floor never gets very wet and you can spot mop quite quickly. The rooms smells of almonds after too!

OneMagnumisneverenough Thu 12-May-16 10:13:23

We have an engineered oak floor down for 14 years. I've just mopped it in the past but tried not to get it too wet or do it too often. now I generally steam it, but again not too often. It's fine. The only damage is a bit of sun bleaching by the french doors and there are a fair few stiletto heel dings by the sink caused by previous occupants (they were in the house a year and did more damage than we've managed in the last 13!). We have it through the hall, living room, kitchen and dining room.

NancyJoan Thu 12-May-16 10:17:51

I sweep mine every few days, steam mop maybe every 10. Just damp cloth any mucky patches in-between.

dynevoran Thu 12-May-16 10:54:34

Im such a slattern. I fill a spray with a mix of dettol and warm water and spray then mop with a microfiber mop maybe once a fortnight blush

taxworries Thu 12-May-16 11:26:48

Thanks. I'm so anxious about damaging it i'll wet a mop and then squeeze it out a 100 times before touching the floor!

DustOffYourHighestHopes Thu 12-May-16 12:32:25

Damp microfibre mop.

FrikkaDilla Thu 12-May-16 12:53:51

I second a damp microfibre mop. I rinse the cloth in warm water - no chemicals.

shovetheholly Thu 12-May-16 13:59:59

It depends massively on the finish.

If it's oiled, you need special stuff by Woca.

If it's not, then another rec for Method wood cleaner!

mupperoon Thu 12-May-16 14:04:07

Method wood cleaner thirded! Smells lovely and gives a nice sheen. Not too much effort required either... <eyes mop with hatred>

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