Floor Care FAQ

I was thinking of sanding and refinishing my hardwood floors but do not want to spend $1,000 nor go through the hassle of moving out for a few days. Will your finish do the trick?

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We have thousands of consumers who have used our Quick Shine® Floor Finish as a quick and easy substitute compared to a professional refinishing and hear nothing but raves. Simply clean your hardwood surface with our water dampened microfiber pad. Be certain that all pet hair and debris are picked up in the process. If you have a heavy build up you can use our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner. Then apply two or three coats of our finish, step back and admire the deep, rich, restored look of your beautiful hardwood floors. All without moving out or thousands of dollars in expense.

Your Quick Shine® Floor Finish directions say "Start with a clean, dry floor." What is the best way to accomplish this?

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For light cleaning, clean your floor with our Quick Shine® Mop Pad dampened with plain, cool tap water. For heavier soil, use the mop pad with our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner or our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner.  Then apply the Quick Shine Floor Finish to the clean, dry surface. Do not clean with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar or any other all-purpose cleaner as these cleaners can interfere with the film formation process of our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish by leaving sticky oily residue, detergent haze or an inadequate surface for maximum gloss. 

How many square feet will one 27 oz. bottle of Quick Shine® Floor Finish cover?

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Approximately 500 square feet with one coat.

Are the Quick Shine® Finish and Cleaners safer to use in homes with kids and pets and for my home environment?

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Yes, our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish, Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, Quick Shine® High Traffic Hardwood Floor Luster, Quick Shine® High Traffic Hardwood Floor Cleaner, and Quick Shine® Concentrated Floor Cleaner have been recognized by the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Program for having successfully met the rigorous EPA’s Safer Product Standards. These products proudly display the Safer Choice label, which helps consumers select products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. For further information on our Safer Choice products, please visit our Safer Choice page on this web site.

Is Quick Shine® Floor Finish a wax?

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No. Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish is a water-borne polymer formulation designed to protect and impart a rich, deep, protective glow to sealed hardwood floors, wood laminate, stone, tile, vinyl and all other sealed hard surface flooring. Unlike wax products and oil-based urethane, our Floor Finish is much easier to apply, maintain and touch up.  Also, it will never yellow and is slip resistant.

If needed, can Quick Shine® Floor Finish be removed from the floor surface?

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If Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish has not been properly applied or maintained, it can be removed with our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner.  This product was specifically developed to remove our finish without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate.  Our Deep Cleaner is also available in a kit that comes with a microfiber scrubber bonnet.

Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface, let stand for a few minutes and agitate.  Do small sections of the floor at a time.  Then remove debris and build-up from the floor with a clear water rinse.

Is Quick Shine® Floor Finish a cleaner?

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Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish is a water-borne polymer finish and should be used to enhance the floors appearance. Although it does have some cleaning characteristics built into the formulation, Quick Shine Floor Finish was developed as a gloss and color restoration for hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, and stone surfaces.

Weekly cleaning should be done with a microfiber pad using our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner.  Do not clean with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar or any other all-purpose cleaners as these cleaners can compromise the shine with hazing and oily residue.

How often should I reapply the Quick Shine® Floor Finish?

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As often as you feel is necessary to maintain the shine that you desire. As a general rule of thumb, high traffic floors can be refreshed every 2-3 months and light traffic floors every 4-6 months. You can even refresh just the high traffic lanes of your floor with Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish if you wish.

What kind of applicator should be used to apply Quick Shine® Floor Finish?

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Try our Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Mop with our thick, re-usable microfiber mop pad or our white Quick Shine® bonnet mop pad that is soft and re-usable as perfect methods to spread the Quick Shine® Floor Finish. Both mop pads are much more effective and higher quality than the disposable sweeper sheets from the store and are easier to use than a sponge mop. For best results, moisten the microfiber pad with regular tap water, pull over any sponge mop or disposable-pad mop head and then spread the Quick Shine® Floor Finish solution. 

Should I use ammonia or vinegar solutions to clean my floor?

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No. Ammonia and vinegar solutions will reduce the shine on your floor over time. Although they can be adequate cleaners of other surfaces they are not appropriate for hard surface floors. Also, do not clean with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, or any other all-purpose cleaners as these cleaners can interfere with the film formation process of our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish by leaving sticky oily residue, detergent haze or an inadequate surface for maximum gloss.

Can I clean my floor with all-purpose cleaners or oil soap/orange oil cleaners?

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No. Do not clean with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar, or any other all-purpose cleaners as these cleaners can interfere with the film formation process of our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish by leaving sticky oily residue, detergent haze or an inadequate surface for maximum gloss.

For light cleaning, clean your floor with our Quick Shine® Mop Pad dampened with plain, cool tap water. For heavier soil, use the mop pad with our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner or our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner.

Can I use Quick Shine® Floor Finish on my laminate floor?

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Yes, Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish can be used to add more gloss to your laminate floors. It is important that you do not apply the Floor Finish onto the laminate surface without cleaning the surface first. Do not clean with oil soap, orange oil or any other all-purpose detergent cleaners as they will interfere with the quality of the shine and can cause a streaky look. Let your floors completely dry before continuing with the Floor Finish application process.  Maintain the gloss by frequent cleaning with a tap-water dampened microfiber mop pad. For a more thorough clean, use our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. Occasionally reapply the Quick Shine® Floor Finish when you feel the shine has faded in order to re-invigorate the gloss. Laminate floors are snap-locked or glued into place therefore you should never flood-coat the floor with water.

Can Quick Shine® Floor Finish help new floors?

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Yes. Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish protects and enhances new floors from scratching and damage of the factory seal and is typically used when consumers desire more gloss after the floor is installed. We recommend waiting at least 8 weeks after installation before using our products.  Many consumers apply several coats of our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish to impart a deeper, richer and more protective glow to their newly installed floors. As always, check with the manufacturer for their floor care maintenance tips. Ultimately it is your decision and may simply require tap-water dampened microfiber cleaning in order to maintain your new floor if you are satisfied with the factory gloss quality.

Can I use Quick Shine® Floor Finish on any hard surface floor?

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Our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish is perfect to use for beautiful results on most hard surface flooring including; hardwood, laminate, tile, marble, no-wax, vinyl, stone, and linoleum. Our Floor Finish is not recommended for some unsealed and damaged wood floors, although many of our consumers use it with success on unsealed hardwood as well.

Can the Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Mop be used to dry mop also?

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Yes. These microfiber pads can be used damp or dry. The tightly woven, tiny micro-fiber material is very efficient at entrapping dirt and loose debris off the floor and into the pad whether it is dry or damp. Try it both ways and see which you prefer.

Are the Quick Shine® Micro-Fiber mop pads re-usable?

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Yes, over and over again, dozens of times. Simply machine wash microfiber mop pads with mild laundry detergent or hand wash with dish soap in hot water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use fabric softener or bleach. Air-dry or put in dryer on low heat. Do not use dryer softener sheets. Each use, identify one pad for cleaning and one pad for finishing.

What is a good way to protect my hard surface flooring from scuffing and scratching?

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Establish mats at entry points to the floor to entrap dirt and debris from foot traffic. Place felt-tipped protectors on bottom of chair legs. Remove high heel shoes before walking on floor surface. Dust mop at least once a week, more frequently if heavy soil is present. Keep your pets nails trimmed. Also, apply a few coats of Quick Shine® Floor Finish to the clean, dry surface. This will provide a protective polymer coat on the floor that will protect the floor while adding a deep, rich glow. This coat also makes future cleaning and scuff removal easier due to the smooth, rich surface.

What do you recommend for unsealed wood floors?

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Our Quick Shine® Multi Surface Floor Finish is formulated to also be used on unsealed hardwood as it is a water-borne polymer. This products is easy to use and meets U.S. EPA Safer Choice product standards. The de-ionized water in the formula delivers the polymer to the floor surface and is designed for quick evaporation leaving a deep, rich glow on the floor.

Should I clean my floor with plain water?

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Occasionally, you can use a plain water dampened Quick Shine® mop pad as an easy way to clean and remove light dust from your hardwood and other type floors. A tap-water dampened pad is sometimes all that is needed to keep the gloss clear and clean. For a more thorough clean, you can use our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner.

Always follow directions and manufacturer maintenance recommendations. Hard surface floors are beautiful ways to add character to your home. Pamper them with the easiest, most durable and time-tested method of maintenance available, Quick Shine® Floor Care.