07:38AM | 04/23/07
Member Since: 04/22/07
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We had water damage in our condo and had to remove the wall to wall carpet that had been placed over a very nice parquet floor years ago, before we bought it.

Now, like our neighbors, we have decided to keep the parquet rather than re-carpet. We don't want to sand and refinish -- it does not really need it.

What it really needs is a proper cleaning and waxing. It has a few surface scrathes and stains.

Some neighbors use Murphys Oil Soap or vinegar and water, but I understand water in not good for wood floors, especially those that are unsealed.

I believe this floor was wax finished when in the 1960 when it was installed, but it now varies a lot and is gone in some places.

The color is mostly a medium dark mahogany, with some surface scratches and stains.

Any advice would sure be appreciated.


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