How can I polish my wood floor in my bedroom so it will have a shine.

I removed the wall to wall carpet awhile ago, but now my floor is looking dull. what can I use that will bring back the shine and not make the floor slippery.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 23, 2018

  • Theresa Theresa on Feb 23, 2018
    It is an incredibly simple DIY project. No special equipment is needed. Simply remove furniture and rugs, then sweep, vacuum or dust mop your floor, and give it a wet cleaning with QUICK SHINE -by Holloway House. squirt onto the floor, spread it with a dry mop and allow it to dry.

  • Kim Kim on Feb 23, 2018
    I would clean it good with Bona wood floor cleaner then put a coat of Bona polyurethane on it. It will seal the floor.

    You do not want to get a build up of wax or polish on it. It would need to be sanded to get those off. I have had my floors 26 years now and still look like when they were put in.

    I Bona to clean them with a damp rag not wet.

    You do not want wood floors to be wet. I use a dry soft rag to dry them after the damp washing.

    I am 60 now so am a bit slower so I have a fan running on low or med to make sure it drys fast. By the time I get to drying some places it is dry already so I buff it with the dry rag.

    I have 3/4 inch red oak in the living room, 3 bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and office. I love it.

    • Joyce Joyce on Feb 24, 2018
      Sounds good, but Won’t the coat of polyurethane make the floors slippery?

  • Deborah Touchton Deborah Touchton on Feb 23, 2018
    I have hardwood floors and after so much traffic and so many years they get really dull looking. I found this product in home depot called Rejeuvinate which brings back the shine so beautifully. And is not slippery. I am a true believer in this product, it even works well on time floors..

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Feb 24, 2018
    Yes, Rejeuvinate is highly recommended.

  • Kim Kim on Feb 25, 2018
    Hi Lane, I called my floor guy to see if there was a different way to finish them and he called back today.
    He said you could use a varnish to seal them but that it would not do a very good job for long. It wears off.

    You do need to seal wood floors unless you never plan on getting it wet I suppose? I have always sealed any thing wood.

    My floor is not slippery. I suppose if you ran with socks on it could be. I go up and down the stairs to the basement a few times a day with no problem. I do walk though. Summer time I am barefoot usually and winter time I wear slippers with a gripe thing on the bottom of them.

    If you call a paint/stain store they could give you their opinion.