Yesterday was the first day I ever cleaned my newly refinished hardwood floors. I used a product made specifically for hardwood floors that will remain nameless (because their customer service department is sending me free stuff when I screamed and cried on the phone).
I followed the directions on the back of the bottle perfectly (which is remarkable in and of itself…don’t you know teachers, who demand this life skill, are the worst at following directions???)
After I waited 15 minutes for the floor to dry, my beautiful, shiny, dark-stained floors looked streaked, dull, spotted, and ruined. I swear I thought I took the top layer of poly off.
Enter FREAK OUT MODE.
I tried mopping again with just water. Nothing.
I tried a mixture of vinegar and water over the stains. Nothing.
I tried calling my mom for support. It helped a little (especially when she said to just walk away.)
I called the customer service department and literally screamed and cried about how I just ruined my NEWLY REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS with their product and what were they going to do about it?!
Ok, I didn’t scream. But I was curt. And I think I did cry.
1/2 cup of ammonia and a gallon of warm water and some elbow grease, she said.
Is it just me or do you think she gets these calls a lot?
Now I will be getting a package of free stuff that I WILL.NOT.USE.
I think I am going back to my vinegar and water solution from here on out.
Do you have hardwoods?
What do you use to clean them that won’t streak or create spots?