Best way to make hardwood floors shine?
Hi ! Look for a product call quick shine !!!! This works great ! You squirt it o n a clean floor , let it dry and repeat up to 7 times , that will give you a bowling alley finish . I always used 2 coats and my 60+ year floors always looked shiny ! I used it once or twice a year usually spring and fall . Make sure you get the one for hardwood floors , they make several for different floor types .
I use a shark steamer and it works great. It sometimes take a little bit to get rid of the build up over time but it will slowly go away each time you clean it. The steam disinfects as well.
I use BONA on a sponge mop. Then I use a dry microfiber cloth for buffing.
My problem with many products is that they can build up and eventually hide the beauty of the floor. Anything that leaves behind a shine after application will eventually build up if used too often. Pamela's method works because she doesn't used it a lot. That's why I'm a big believer in using a different method. Take a look at the article below to see what I would do. It's your choice, of course. Wishing you the best.
Clean them with nothing but a good, well wrung (so no water spots) mop and hot water. I suggest the cedar o microfiber twist mop. The steamer idea is great too. I've found nearly any cleaner leaves a residue. If it is an older floor that lacks luster and appears dry, seal it with Poly Pro Tech Sealer. It'll look brand new. Do not use this on a new wood floor with healthy polyurethane, it will just peel off. If it is a new wood floor with a good finish , you may want to try to add a small amount of a gentle floor stripper/ wax remover to your wash water. Go over the floor with that, then again immediately with plain hot water to remove it. This will remove any build up from cleaners or residue that may be on the floor from the factory. Be cautious with this though, don't over do it. A little in the water at a time and do it multiple times if you need to, rather than a lot all at once. Hope this helps!