Smudgy Brazilian Cherry Floors A Nightmare?

We installed Brazilian Cherry floors (lumber liquidators). They look good for an hour after they are mopped, that is it. They react like glass, smudg...


We installed Brazilian Cherry floors (lumber liquidators). They look good for an hour after they are mopped, that is it. They react like glass, smudging at every little thing. They look dirty due to all the smudging, and I just cannot solve my problem. Tried all sorts of products, and now just use damp cloth with oil/vinegar to ensure its not a buildup that is doing this. They more areas I clean, the more smudgy those areas get. Not sure what is going on, anyone have advice?

Try a product called BONA. It is made specifically for wood floors.

Q for you: when you installed the floor, was it site finished or factory finished?

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2 Responses to “Smudgy Brazilian Cherry Floors A Nightmare?”

  1. imtalk2 says:

    Try a product called BONA. It is made specifically for wood floors.

    Q for you: when you installed the floor, was it site finished or factory finished?
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  2. raj says:

    Do your Brazilian Cherry floors have a polyurethane or factory finish? Were they finished on site or pre-finished? We had a bruce brazillian cherry in our previous house. It was pre-finished with a high gloss/urethane finish. When freshly cleaned it looked gorgeous! However, high traffic areas and kitchen would smudge up pretty quickly. I used Bruce Dura-luster hardwood floor cleaner. It came in a green bottle, you could get at Lowes or Home Depot. If you get starter package, it comes with a mop like piece that has a removable cloth on end, which made cleaning floors pretty easy. I did clean high traffic areas several times/week, but it only took 5 minutes for those areas and they looked great. Also, I would wear socks/slippers around the house, bare feet smudged up the floor quickly.

    I would not recommend using vinegar, it may damage the finish. Also you don't want to use products such as murphy's oil soap. Actually, it really depends on how your floors are finished, so look into that. Here is what Bruce says about what products not to use on their factory prefinished floors:

    Never use any of the following products (or products similar in nature) on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials such as vinegar.Many of these products can pit or etch the finish of your flooring or prevent the proper use of recommended maintenance materials.

    Hope this helps!
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