Hardwood floors need proper maintenance to preserve their beauty. Magnus Anderson can recommend a complete system
of floor care products specifically designed for easy cleaning of hardwood floors.

Cleaning Your Floor

Vacuum, dry mop or sweep to remove any loose dirt or grit. The best method of removing dirt and grit is vacuuming with a soft brush attachment on your vacuum. If using the microfiber mop to dry mop, remove any loose dirt or grit after dry-mopping by rinsing with water and wringing out the mop pad prior to cleaning the wood floor with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Do not use any wax or cleaner that must be mixed with water, such as oil soap. Also, do not use wax, polish, abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads. Using these items for cleaning may ruin your floor and result in the loss of the warranty for your floor’s finish.

Lightly mist a 4′ x 6′ area of your floor or directly mist the cleaning pad with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. This water-based, non-toxic cleaner is specially formulated for your home’s hardwood floors. Unlike all-purpose cleaners and oil soaps, they leave no residue, and they effectively clean tough stains and spills. Used with Bona’s microfiber mops, Bona’s cleaner is the perfect solution for homeowners with wood floors.

A hardwood cleaner can be used 5 days after the final coat is applied.

Do not use water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax-based cleaners, or steam cleaners on your wood floor. Water and wood do not mix and can lead to cupping and long-term damage. Vinegar is an acid that can dull floors over time.

Using a slightly dampened, well wrung-out Bona Microfiber cleaning pad, thoroughly clean the floor surface using your Microfiber mop. Finish one area before moving on to the next. When your mop pad becomes soiled, rinse with water, thoroughly wring out the pad and continue cleaning with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. When the mop pad becomes excessively soiled, launder and replace with another clean mop pad. Continued use of excessively soiled pads may cause streaking.

Your Bona Microfiber cleaning pads are reusable and washable. Do not use any fabric softeners, dryer sheets or bleach on your Microfiber cleaning pad as these products will diminish the natural cleaning characteristics of the microfiber.

When a spill occurs, soak up the liquid right away. Mist the area with cleaner, and wipe with your Microfiber mop or a Microfiber Floor Cloth.

Preventing cracks or buckling of wood planks

Try to maintain an indoor relative humidity level of 30% to 50% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of wood. Extremely low humidity can cause cracks to develop between planks of wood. High humidity can cause wood to expand which can create buckling or ridges to form between planks. During the winter a humidifier can increase the humidity of your house. In the summer, air conditioning or a dehumidifier will reduce humidity. This is especially important during the winter or when using a wood stove or electric heat, which tends to cause very dry conditions.