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Waxing Hardwood Floors

If you have a hardwood floor that has been finished with a polyurethane coating, or are installing a pre-finished hardwood floor, there is no need to apply wax to the surface.

Applying wax is probably one of the worst things you can do. First of all, wax holds onto dirt, which is an abrasive, by trapping it in its surface layer. When you walk over a wax floor, the trapped dirt particles rub against the surface of the wood, which in turn scratches the finish. Secondarily, wax yellows, especially when it is in direct sunlight.

Polyurethane’s provide the ultimate protection for hardwood flooring. The better pre-finished hardwoods may have as many as seven layers of polyurethane coating applied over the stain or natural wood as the case may be.

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