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    Default Steam mop on hardwood floor boards, ok?

    I was reading our steam mop instructions and it says not to use on waxed floors. What would mine be? We recently had them sanded and polished, with an oil base (the other option was water base which we didn't want).
    I don't want to ruin our floor boards.

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    I have solid timber floors and was told steam mop is a big no no.
    But I don't know if other timbers are okay.

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    I'm reading mixed advice.


    Maybe I'll just use it in the tiled rooms (which is a very small portion of the house!)
    I guess I can use it to steam the rugs too.

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    We use it on ours but our floor is older and has not been tefinished for a very long time (the place had carpet over it when we first moved in 9 years ago) that said it has not had any negative impact on the floor.

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    You could try it on a small portion under a piece of furniture to test it?

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    Our floor boards are 40 years old. We had them re-polished last year. The bedrooms had carpet, but I'm not sure for how many years.
    If it's going to damage, I would assume after a few months/years??

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    We have a shark stream mop and polished timber floors and our floors are amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkgjmg View Post
    We have a shark stream mop and polished timber floors and our floors are amazing

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    Are you concerned they might damage over time?

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    I've heard many times steam mops are a no no on polished boards. Even our laminate timber boards they don't recommend using one.

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    I've had my shark steam mop for approx 2 yrs and just love it... Sure the stream comes out hot hot but the mop isn't in the 1 place long enough to build up heat if you know what I mean

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