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Making Old Floors Look Good Until You Can Afford New Ones!

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I'd Love to have new hardwood floors, but since that's not even close to being an option yet, here's a little tip to make them look clean and at the very least livable. Hope this helps at least one person be a little happier until they can get new floors too! :D
They're sooo sad looking, makes me want to cry! Before washing and "Glo-ing".
Dining room floor after washing and 2 coats of mop n glo. Not perfect, but at least they don't look like the floors of an old dilapidated bunk house.
Washed all the floors with clorox and hot hot water. Living with all men who wear size 12 and 13 work boots did some major damage this winter. Then I took just regular (in the blue bottle) Mop n Glo and mopped the whole thing. Here's the first coat going on.
much better....
They'll actually stay pretty decent for about 3 months, and you can wash them normally. When they start to look dull and beat up, just mop n glo them again.
Dreaming of new floors all the time though *sigh*

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Mar 28, 2014

    They look lovely to me! Thank you for the tip! Don't cry -- your trick made them look practically new again! :-)

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Gilbertsville, PA
    on Mar 28, 2014

    Thank you so much! @Miriam I But I still dream of walnut floors, all shiny and glistening, and Big Footed Men who come in and take their shoes off first! Hahahaha

    • Chris aka monkey
      Chris aka monkey Mount Pleasant, TN
      on Mar 29, 2014

      @Amy Ogden-Paparone if you find men like that please see if they have a single older brother hahaha xx i have used the same trick in a rental and they looked so much better

  • Jobou19
    Jobou19 Canada
    on Mar 28, 2014

    Sorry but I would not change that floor it looks wonderful!!

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Mar 29, 2014

    Growing up we waxed everything! Remember Future? I stripped mine a few years ago and they came out beautiful....until we dry walled several rooms. The dry wall dust acted like sand paper and stripped the finish off in two rooms. Darn my bad luck! Because I am going to re-sand and stain them walnut. I really like your wood floors and if you ever want new ones...refinish these, they are beautiful floors!

  • DeMarie I
    DeMarie I Benkelman, NE
    on Mar 29, 2014

    They look GREAT. That's the one problem with real wood floors - big-footed men and dog nails can wreak havoc. I remember ole Mop & Glo!!!

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