Bob Vila suggests using wax or acrylic floor polish to conceal light scratches in hardwood flooring. As an alternative, Vila suggests applying a product specifically designed to renew the wood such as Hardwood Floor Revi... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Restore the shine to hardwood floors by removing dust or dirt using a vacuum or dust mop, cleaning the floor with a hardwood cleaner, and buffing the surface of the floor until it is dry. The amount of time needed to com... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Unsealed hardwood floors require special attention when cleaning. Avoid using water, which can cause the unsealed wood to swell, buckle and crack. More » Home & Garden Cleaning
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