There are four major surface finishes: water based, oil based, acid cured, and moisture cured. Surface finishes are common among homeowners, but homes pre-1970 are usually sealed. Cleaning wood floors remains a challenge for homewoners that desire a fresh look without compromising the surface. Instead of cleaning a floor according to the type of wood, floors should be cleaned according to the finish. Refrain from using cleaning products meant for tiles or vinyl, regardless of the surface. Mopping floors can potentially dull finish and damage wood; instead, buff surfaces. | Read More