Unfinished Hardwood Floor

What Is The Safest Way To Clean Unfinished Hardwood Floor?

New postby Kisha » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Have hardwood floors that were underneath carpeting at one time. i want to clean the floor without damaging the wood
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New postby Elvia » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

I spent four days removing carpet off our old floors, the underlay was a bitch to remove! Thankfully Mine were finished and I used Murphy's Oil Soap which worked beautifully. If you have unfinished floors, I recommend you call a hardwood flooring specialist in your area and tell them your problem and what they recommend. A lot of times they will help, I did that and found a lot of helpful people. Good luck.
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How can I clean an unfinished hardwood floor?

New postby Janie » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

I have hardwood floors that aren't raw(unfinished ) but are really worn and practically unfinished and really dingy,how can I clean them thoroughly and maybe even give them a bit of a shine?And I've tried vinegar and Murphy's Oil Soap.Is vegetable oil ok for a shine? I have hardwood floors that aren't raw(unfinished ) but are really worn and practically unfinished and really dingy,how can I clean them thoroughly and maybe even give them a bit of a shine?And I've tried vinegar and Murphy's Oil Soap.Is vegetable oil ok for a shine?
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New postby Pamila » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

You can clean until the cows come home but the shine was in the finish that is not there anymore.Call a flooring guy and ask for a price to screen & coat your hardwood, should be cheaper than sanding & will give you then "shine" you are looking for. Don't use Murphy's on hardwood floors<<<
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How to remove 'Goo Gone' stain from unfinished...

New postby Fabian » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

How to remove 'Goo Gone' stain from unfinished hardwood floor?

I recently purchased a house with newly installed but unfinished hardwood floors. The stairs were covered in gooey making tape. I made the mistake of using goo gone on them, which worked great to get rid of the sticky mess, but left behind a stain in the wood (they look wet where the goo gone was applied). I'm afraid when I stain them those spots will be discolored or not take the stain at all since goo gone is a petroleum base. Any ideas on how to get rid of this greatly appreciated!
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New postby Vina » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

You'll probably have to sand it out. (Be thankful it's UNfinished wood.) In the future if you have sticky stuff that needs to be removed try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I've used it to get sticky residue off unfinished wood. I've never had a problem with it.
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What is the most popular unfinished hardwood floor and why?

New postby Maia » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

What is the most popular unfinished hardwood floor and why? What is the most popular unfinished hardwood floor and why?
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New postby Kamala » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Oak has traditionally been the most widely used because it was really available.

The type depends much on your dacor:

Oak - traditional/country
Maple - modern or contemporary
Bamboo - contemporary (green)
Dark Cherry - formal
Light Cherry - traditional or contemporary
Teak or hickory - rustic

Wide plank is more rustic, thin plank is more traditional or modern.

Have fun.
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Drywall "mud" dust and old unfinished hardwood...

New postby Betty » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Drywall "mud" dust and old unfinished hardwood floor.?

How do you get the drywall "mud" dust off of old, unfinished hardwood floors so they can be sanded and refinished? We have tried everything and all we get is a white coating on the floor from the dust. Do we even have to worry about getting it up or will the floor sander do the job for us? We are refurbishing an 80 year old home and this is our one and only question.
I can't count the number of times we have used the Shop Vac on these floors.LOL! We just have SO much puttying and sanding that we can't get it all up.

You all have given wonderful answers.thanks so much. I'll remember them all when we get to the second floor ***falls over and faints from exhaustion***. The second floor is all hardwood too! OMG!
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New postby Rupert » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Believe me, when you start sanding that floor, the "mud dust" will be a distant memory and will seem miniscule compared to the sawdust you get from sanding.
On a lighter note though, you will notice that as soon as you sand the wood, all the garbage on the surface will get ground off and the "fresh" wood look will appear. It will be dull at first because of all the sawdust, but once it's washed and waxed/polyurethaned, it'll shine like new.
Just make sure that before you put any coating material on it, that you have washed it good at least 4 or 5 times. This of course follows 7-10 sweepings. Otherwise, you'll trap the sawdust in the coating and it will always be dull or dusty looking.
Good Luck!!!
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How do I add moisture to unfinished hardwood floors?

New postby Desiree » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

My floors are unfinished hardwood in part of the house and they look very dry. Is there a product I can apply to add some shine to them, such as an oil? I have been sweeping often and mopping with Murphy's Oil Soap. I live in a rental so I don't want to have them refinished.
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New postby Anita » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Howards Feed and Wax

or

Tung Oil


Both at Home Depot
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How do you use mineral spirits to clean unfinished...

New postby Sachiko » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

How do you use mineral spirits to clean unfinished hardwood floors? How do you use mineral spirits to clean unfinished hardwood floors?
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New postby Bette » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

Don't use it, mineral spirits can stain the floor. use a de-natured alcohol, and sand before finishing
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Cleaning unfinished hardwood floors?

New postby Hassie » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

What's the best way to really clean unfinished hardwood floors? I know we can't use any of the hardwood floor cleaners or Murphy's b/c those are for finished woods. All i do is sweep my unfinished floor but b/c we're doing construction on our house, dust is everywhere and sweeping it isn't getting everything. Can i use a damp mop or is there product our there for unfinished hardwood floor?
I just read in a previous question that someone recommended Bona. I'll go look for that - any other suggestions would be great. thanks!
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New postby Stepanie » 23 Oct 2012, 10:24

DO NOT USE ANY LIQUID PRODUCTS on unfinished wood , it will make the grain raise and you will have to re-sand it......I suggest you use a dust mop until you finish them........
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