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    Yes I do and have had no problems thus far

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    We have 70yr old hardwood timber floors with a polyurethane (oil based) coating. I use a steam mop and haven't had any issues, although I only mop about once a month. The only small thing I have noticed is that the gloss coating has come off some areas that have been filled with putty.

    A wax finish is different to oil based, I would imagine the heat of the steam would take the wax right off. I also think the issue can be the steam getting between the boards and the boards expanding and contracting and possibly warping - our boards are so old they are pretty well weathered so I don't think that's an issue- could be with a new floor though.
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    I've heard mixed advice too - have decided not to risk it

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    I just spoke to a timber company and the guy who sanded/polished mine, they both said it's ok.

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    If you have a mop that has adjustable steam use the low setting on timber floors.That's what my Bissell instructions says and I haven't had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    If you have a mop that has adjustable steam use the low setting on timber floors.That's what my Bissell instructions says and I haven't had any problems.

    Mine doesn't have low/high setting, instead I press the trigger to release steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Mine doesn't have low/high setting, instead I press the trigger to release steam.
    Mine has both. Don't hold the steam trigger all the time do it intermittently so the floors don't get over wet.

    This is an exert from my instruction manual

    Cleaning hard floors
    Your Lift-Off Steam Mop is designed to clean
    hard flooring such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate,
    marble, stone and sealed hard wood floors. Use
    of your Lift-Off Steam Mop on waxed or some
    unwaxed floors may result in a diminished glossi-
    ness. The Lift-Off Steam Mop is not for use on
    unsealed wood floors. For best results test in an
    inconspicuous area and check the care instruc-
    tions from your flooring manufacturer.


    1. When the ready light illuminates, begin cleaning
    by slowly passing over surface while pressing the
    steam on demand trigger to emit steam as needed.
    2. To sanitize an area of your floor, (attack invisible
    germs and bacteria) place the center of the Lift-Off
    Steam Mop over the spot for a minimum 15
    seconds, but no longer than 20 seconds. For
    larger areas, overlap swivel head placement.
    Important: Sanitizing on timber floors is not
    recommended, as prolonged application of steam
    in one area increases the risk of damage to the
    surface treatment of timber floors, especially in
    areas with regular foot traffic and direct sunlight,
    which will wear down timber floor surface
    treatments, making it more susceptible to steam
    damage

    Hope that helps a bit

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    Yes, thanks!!


 

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