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  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Nov 11, 2012

    This cleaner is for Pergo Flooring. On Pergo flooring the ingredients are fine to use. Your picture is showing wood flooring. This will cause damage to wood flooring. You can not use vinegar on wood flooring. Vinegar is a acid. When you clean wood you are cleaning the finish. Vinegar with etch and eat away at the finish. Slowly the finish will dull. When it etches it will damage the wood. Many crafters use vinegar to age and damage wood. Think drift wood. I use it to age wood. On engineered wood flooring which is compressed wood it will damage the finish cause all the layers to swell. Once engineered wood is damaged you can't just replace a piece of it. When you clean anything you need to research it. The recipe posted is again for pergo flooring. Which is right on. Always consider the finish will your cleaning anything. In your Grandma's days she probably did use vinegar to clear floors....But she had a Wax Finish on her wood floors which were done several times a year. Polyurethyene, wax, oil...all have different ways they need to be cleaned. Some tiles vinegar will etch the finish off and leave little shiny spots, it will eat away at travistine tiles. Will damage granite, marble. I could go on and on. Vinegar is a great product used right and for the right thing.

  • Barbara Truskowski Williams
    Barbara Truskowski Williams Twin Lakes, WI
    on Nov 11, 2012

    I use vinegar and water on wood floors all the time and they turn out great

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Nov 11, 2012

    Barbra what are your floors sealed with? How old are they. If they are sealed with wax? And you seal them several times a year. Great. Won't hurt a thing. If they are sealed with oil? Might not see it now. But you are damaging them. If they are sealed with polyerthene. You are damaging them. If they are Engineered wood flooring...your really damaging them. Engineered wood flooring is wood that is made into compressed layers and sealed with a plastic coating. Floating which is also engineered you are damaging them. Parkay flooring you will damage it. What about wood floors that are coated with varnish or shellac sealed floors you are damaging them. Wood flooring today isn't the way it use to be. If your floors are sealed with anything but wax you are damaging it. Vinegar is a acid. When you are cleaning your floors you are cleaning the finish. When you damage the finish you damage the wood, Vinegar is a weak acid. A weak acid that causes damage. The finish is what protects your wood. It slowly damages. It becomes cloudy. Then after it has eaten through the finish it will damage the wood. Simple

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Nov 11, 2012

    This recipe is for Pergo flooring which is the correct way to clean it. It is not the way to clean wood flooring. Waxed wood flooring is usually more protected because it was sealed several times a year. And yes this is the way they use to do it. Any wood flooring that has been sealed with anything else it will cause slow damage. The sealer on the floor is what your cleaning. So clean it right and your wood floors will last a life time. A natural recipe. : ). Simple. Dust, keep floors clean. Clean spills. Don't use beater bars from your vacuum on your wood floors. Have to clean the because they are so dang dirty? There are several different ways. Spray bottle warm water, micro fiber. Spray floors with a light water mist and dry with your mop. Simple. Natural. Not clean enough? Micro fiber mop, bucket of warm water, drop or two of dish soap in your buck of warm water, and a second micro fiber pad to dry. Wring all the water out of your micro fiber pad and wring again. Water is the enemy on wood floors. And mop. I do small sections and dry it. Drying is key. Today's newer flooring needs special care. Even old like mine refinished flooring needs special care, but the newer flooring you will cause damage to quickly. And if it is not cleaned manufactories specifications you will void your warranty. Not just damage them. Clean all natural please. But when you do clean make sure it's right for your surface. Vinegar has great uses. Pergo flooring it is Perfect for...but it will damage many other things. I specialize in cleaning these surfaces. I am high end and sought after because I know my business. Everyone who works for me knows why, how and when to clean the surface. When we get a product that we know nothing about I either call the manufacture directly I use the flooring and installation guidelines specs. I go over every detail to make sure anything we do for a client will clean not damage.

  • Joan James
    Joan James Saint Charles, MO
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Bona makes cleaner for wood and another for laminates.

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