PREVENTION OF DAMAGE
DIRT ALERT - Dirt, grit, and sand are your hardwood floor's
enemies. Acting like coarse sandpaper, they lead to scratches, dents,
and dulling. Placement of clean area rugs or floor mats at entrances
will catch most of the renegade particles; avoid foam-backed or
non-ventilated rugs. Regular vacuuming and sweeping will complete the
CLEANER - Always use a hardwood floor-specific cleaner, such
as Bona Kemi, to dust mop your floors and clean. Water can damage your
FURNITURE - Installation of protective felt pads will help
scratches. Lift, never slide furniture into place.
SUN - Direct sunlight will discolor your hardwood floor with
constant exposure. Drapes, curtains, blinds, and shades should be used
to block the intense UV rays and prevent unnecessary discoloration.
HIGH HEELS - Avoid, as much as reasonably possible, walking on
your hardwood floors in high heels. Keep heels in good repair to
minimize denting in case you need to walk on the floor.
SWEEP - Sweep floors daily or as needed with fine broom,
exploded tips are most effective.
VACUUM - Vacuum weekly or as needed with approved hardwood
attachments, never use a vacuum that will scratch your floor.
DUST MOP - The best method is to follow the Bona Kemi route,
using their mop and cleaner products, or hardwood approved equal.
FIRST AID AND REFURBISHING TIPS
SPILLS - Wipe up any spills immediately. Dry or sticky spills
may require a mild scrub pad or cloth with Bona Kemi cleaner.
GREASY SPOTS - The Bona Kemi System mop applicator will
rapidly eliminate tar, grease, oil, lipstick, crayon, or rubber scuffs.
Problem stains may yield to mineral spirits on a cloth followed by Bona.
Light clean cloth buffing will restore sheen.
CHEWING GUM AND CANDLE WAX - Use ice in a plastic bag pressed
on the problem area until it crumbles off. Another approach utilizes
mineral spirits poured around, but not on the area; a drop of cleaner
and then light buffing.
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