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iowavette

It's hard labor, folks, face it. We added a huge great room to the back of the house with lovely large-scale porcelain floors to combat the ravages of several pets. Swiffer or micro-fiber mopping is sometimes a twice daily exercise. Who knew tiny little short coat chihuahuas shed that much? The floors are clean for about 12 hours after the cleaning service leaves. Spot mopping works for about two days.

Then, break out the double-roller PVA sponge mops to control the amount of water applied to the floor and two double-compartment buckets to filter the dirt. We bought a large, pricy "waterhog" runner to catch dirt from the patio French doors, but the Chi's sometimes like to use it for other purposes so we have instead been purchasing long, broad swaths of low loop wall-to-wall from Menard's at @ $1.29 yard to use instead. A couple of the color choices complement the floor tile well. When the carpeting gets too compromised, to the curb it goes. Don't virtue signal at me about land fills either. We recycle everything even while much recycling material is now being incinerated because the Chinese pulled out of the market.

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Chris Schmidt

I bought slip on shoes for guests to wear, and I ask them to please remove shoes. My floors are super clean, and I like to keep them that way. Bona is my go to!


   
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joyce9street

We have wide pine planks at a beach house. Lovely to look at but after I clean the house I am thinking carpet :) First I follow your instructions best I can but hands and knees or the first step of cleaning is the only way I feel I am getting into the corners to remove sand and debris that collects. Your are so right iowavette hard labor it tis.

   

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