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I am a former designer and current PR guy who splits his time between Florida and Pennsylvania.
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Paul Anater 
312 7th Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida,
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When to Use Engineered Wood Floors

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     Comment   April 7, 2014
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Paul Anater
Parson's is a cheap-o brand in the US. A one-liter bottle of it usually costs around a dollar. Any ammonia that's clear and non-sudsing will do the trick.

The chemicals added to cleaning products to make them foam is what gets left behind as a residue. That's true of everything from laundry detergent to shower gel. You want to use something that'll leave nothing behind. The odds are, if you can use a product to clean windows you can use it to clean anything that can't have residues left on it. I use ammonia because it's cheap and it works.

I use a traditional cotton mop and I wring it out really well by hand. Yes, I know. I clean the way my grandmother did. But hey, her house was always spotless so why not?
April 7, 2014 at 5:50am   
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The Engineered Hardwood is a floating floor and is not glued down to the concrete floor but is allows for lateral movement that is supposed to compensate for changes in the humidity levels of the room, at least that is the theory behind it.
April 16, 2014 at 12:08pm   
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Sorry John, I understand now floating engineered floor, my mistake, I missed where you said click. Here in Texas we use almost exclusively engineered flooring due to our concrete slabs and 95% of those are still T&G and are glued down so I was assuming yours was glued down too! So you have a floated click engineered wood floor on a concrete slab. Then the culprit might be your underlayment. What is under the floor? With a concrete slab, you need a good moisture barrier down before you float the engineered floor over it. I know you said your floor is not too "tight fitting" but you do need to make sure that you have sufficient expansion gaps around the exterior edges of the floor and that it can float with expansion under your baseboards or quarter round and at all areas that it meets other existing flooring. What underlayment did you use?
April 16, 2014 at 1:03pm   
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