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How to Restore Shine to Hardwood Floors

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    LESLIE: Going over to Florida with Lenore who wants to talk floors. What can we do for you?

    LENORE: Well, I have two questions. One is I had heard something about putting car wax on ceramic tile to make it look better or prettier and keep it from staining. Have you heard – is there anything to that?

    TOM: No. And what that’s going to do is make it super-slippery and pretty dangerous.

    LESLIE: Yeah, make you slip and fall. (Lenore chuckles)

    TOM: The only use for car wax inside your house that we’ve recommended is sometimes on shower doors. You can use them on the inside of shower doors and other fiberglass surfaces like that.

    LENORE: Mm-hmm.

    LESLIE: Which helps the water bead up…

    LENORE: Mm-hmm.

    LESLIE: … so it doesn’t sort of sit there and cause water stains.

    TOM: But if you do that you have to be careful not to put it on the tub surface, of course, because of the same reason.

    LENORE: You’d slip.

    TOM: It’s super slippery.

    LENORE: OK. And then the other question, we had put this polyurethane over our hardwood floors and it scratches, so I was wondering is there anything – any kind of wax or something you could put over the polyurethane to kind of protect it?

    TOM: Yeah. Certainly you can use a floor wax on that, which gives it protection and is not slippery at the same time. The best way to do that is with a floor buffer. If you don’t have one, you can rent one; they’re pretty inexpensive. And that will buff the floor wax into the surface and shine it at the same time. It’ll protect the floor and leave it looking great; sort of buff those scratches right out.

    LENORE: OK. Well, thank you so much.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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