Hardwood cleaning products and supplies
These are recommended items if you are about to or just recently refinished your hardwood floors or added new hardwood flooring to your home. These items will help you clean and protect your floor. Some items will also help with furniture moving.
1. Hardwood Cleaning Products
Bona is the most recommended cleaning product by hardwood professionals. It’s perfect for hardwood flooring (any type – prefinished, site finished, solid, engineered), cork, bamboo and laminate. It’s residue free and helps protect your hardwood investment. And, of course it’s safe for family, pets and the environment. You can buy these on Amazon.com via below links.
Bona Hardwood flooring kit
To get started try the complete Bona Hardwood Floor Care System, 4-Piece Set with Bona mop, microfiber dusting pad, microfiber clean pad and 32oz cleaner. (See below for refills).
This is the Bona 32 oz cleaner. Most customers use this size on a regular basis.
2. Items that will protect your floors from scratching:
The Felt Pads can make a big difference and they are especially important for chairs that move the most. I advise my customers to buy extra felt pads as they tend to fall off often especially on chairs that are moved frequently. You can buy the felt pads on Amazon through this link: Felt Pads.
Furniture Casters – These are used for big pieces of furniture such as sofas. Felt pads (above) should be used for chairs that move often whereas furniture casters are for the bigger pieces that generally are rarely moved (e.g. couches, tables, armoires, etc). These furniture caster cups have carpeted bottoms, so they prevent scratching. They are good for hardwood, tile and other hard surfaces. These come in packs of 4 and they are available in squares or circles.
Plan B – What to do if you have a scratch? This is not a perfect solution, but consider buying a Minwax stain marker. It can help camouflage your scratches, especially if you only have a few. It comes in many colors including ebony, dark walnut, red mahogany, golden oak, provincial and cherry. Some people will even get 2 similar colors (e.g. ebony and dark walnut) as there is color variation in the wood.
Office Chair Accessories
While I don’t recommend chairs with wheels, if you do have them, consider replacing them with ones that scratch less and/or put a mat underneath them. Either avoid them, or get mats for under these areas as they will destroy your hardwood floors. If you must use rollers, consider buying these Office Chair Caster Wheels – Ideal for Hardwood Floors on Amazon as they are better for hardwood floors. They are designed for hardwood floors with a roller blade style. The owner sent me a set to try and they are awesome.