When it comes to flooring options, homeowners have different ideas to choose from. Right from wall-to-wall carpets to hardwood floors, ceramic tiles or laminate floors; all these options are best suited for any kind of home. The decision however, entirely lies with the homeowners as the final décor of the entire home depends on this.
Cleaning the Floors
Before we learn how these floors can be polished, we need to find out how these floors should be cleaned. Without cleaning them thoroughly, we can't think of polishing them as dirt, debris, or any other substances can scratch the surface of the floor. So to avoid something like this, let's check out the best way to clean the floors.
Now before you begin mopping, do a little test in an area which is not visible to people; somewhere underneath the furniture. There are different types of finishing applied on these floors, which is why it is important to be careful. So avoid using oil or wax while cleaning and mopping as they can make the surface slippery and/or give a dull finish.
Finally, before the floor dries, dip the mop in clean water and remove access water out. We want a damp mop to be smeared across the floor to remove the soapy solution. Remember, water is not very good for wooden floors, so do this quickly. Once the floor is dry, you can begin polishing it.
Polishing the Floors
Before we polish, the floors need to be buffed properly. For that, you may have to rent a buffer from any home appliance store and follow the instructions for the machine as mentioned. Depending on your particular requirements, regarding the floor, you can consult with someone at the store while renting the buffer.
If your floors have wax on them, it would be wise to remove it before applying a fresh coat. To do so, you need to use a wax stripper or purchase a commercial mineral spirit and follow the instructions provided. Once the old wax is removed, go to the next step.
Polishing these floors is fairly simple and don't require a lot of maintenance. Just following regular cleaning and polishing routines are necessary. Make sure that you clean spills on the floor immediately and remove scratch marks. If you keep your floors clean and free of dirt and debris, they will last for many years, keeping their initial luster intact.