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I am very careful to wipe up the drool from my hardwood floors after feeding my dogs or after they get water BUT there are times when drops land on the floor and I don't see it until after it dries. The drops leave a ring only visible at certain angles when the light shines on it and I can't get them up no matter what I try. I've tried scrubbing on my hands and knees with microfiber cloths, using vinegar and my quick shine cleaner but they are still there. I have a shiny finish on my floor and tried Murphy's soap once but it left a dull film on the floors. Any suggestions on how I can get them off or has it just eaten into the finish?
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Pledge Wood Floor. I've only found it at Lowes. It's part of the "commercial line" of Johnson products and it's awesome! Nice shine, great protection, it works for me!!!!!
We had hardwood floors for three years and cleaned them with Bona and had good results. Never had a staining problem, even with pee.
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We use Bona too. It was recommended by our installer and it works for us.
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I used Bona for a while but now I just use a mop with mr clean to clean the wood floors. I turn the ceiling fan on high and mop away but towel dry the areas that wont air dry quick
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We use alcohol to clean our laminate floors.
Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.
I use Bona too or Method makes this almond scented floor cleaner that also works great. I'm allergic to most cleaners, so believe me I've tried everything... Lol
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sounds like the floors need a new finish put on them , only way water or anything would stain is if the finish was gone to start with .
We use large rubber ( we have 5 dogs so need large ) waterproof mats , you can get them anywhere , there water feeders sit on Boot matt's like you would use in the winter to catch any spillage or jowl leakage. The water is also put in a easy clean area like the laundry room where there is no hardwood or muck out room, if they are thirsty they will find it and it will become a routine to go there for there water and food
YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...
...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
...you snore like a chain saw.
...it takes too much energy to beg
...your snore is louder than your bark
...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
...you're the loudest snorer in the house.
If the wood finish is still in tact then the acid in the saliva is etching the surface of the finish. There's not much that I can think of to repair the damaged/etched surface besides buffing with fine steel wool and applying a new finish. You might be lucky enough that the finish is thick enough that you can buff with steel wool and apply a polish to hide/correct the affected areas. I'd be disappointed with the floor manufacturer/finish product if it was being damaged this easily. It should be tougher and more resistant to etching, IMO.
OTOH, if the finish is worn out, then the wood is getting stained and anything short of sanding and finishing will be wasted time/effort.
I have the same issue with Lambeau... banks used to take the water all with her too, but for some reason Lambeau leaves a 'mark'. I use Bona and it does lift them, but at times I still have to hand dry the 'stains' to get them off the floor. NOTE; it only happens on the high gloss floors in the kitchen -- I recently installed a matte finish floor in the family room... no stains.
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Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
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