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Who sells mop heads for Waxing Floors?

 
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Hi! Who sells mop heads for Waxing Floors?
 
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Hi :)
Anyplace that sells janitorial supplies for commercial or office cleaning will have a selection of different types of mop heads. Also check the office supply type stores, they carry cleaning stuff for businesses too.

Depending on what wax you are using, on what surface, different types of heads are most effective. A commercial janitorial supply place can tell you which heads to use for what purpose. If you are only doing a small floor (like a kitchen) with the wax you can buy at the grocery store, you can just use a rag or sponge to do it by hand, no full mop required. If you are doing a large space, make sure you are using the right wax for the surface, the wrong wax will make it look worse and you'll probably end up stripping it off and doing it again.
 
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I take an old push broom that has lost most of its bristles, wrap it in a towel and use that to clean and wax my wooden floors.  Very easy to clean, just unwrap the towel and put it in the washing machine.  
 
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I've yet to wax my floors, but I do wax my dining room table. I just melt a bit of beeswax and mix in some coconut oil &/or coco butter and rub it on the table with my hands. The oil/beeswax blend moisturizes and protects my hands, too.

If I needed to wax my floor, since I have a small house, I'd probably mix up a bit more of the same beeswax/oil stuff and rub it into the floor with a rag, and store the rag in a metal box so it doesn't catch fire spontaneously.

Can anyone tell me the benefits of waxing a non-wood floor? I can understand wanting to wax a wood one to protect it (as one does with wood furniture), but would I ever need to wax my laminate or vinyl floors that my house came with?
 
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Nicole: I used to own a commercial janitorial service. If you were a customer asking "would I ever need to wax my laminate or vinyl floors?" (which I have been asked) my reply would be: You can, it makes them shine nicely, it makes them a bit easier to clean as it's a smoother surface. BUT once you wax it, it wears off, you have to add more, it builds up excess at the sides (off the traffic pattern) and has to be periodically stripped off, and wax stripper is not a nice chemical, and it's a lot of work. So in my eyes, the benefit is very low, the maintenance is very high. You CAN, but I wouldn't.

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Pearl Sutton wrote:Nicole: I used to own a commercial janitorial service. If you were a customer asking "would I ever need to wax my laminate or vinyl floors?" (which I have been asked) my reply would be: You can, it makes them shine nicely, it makes them a bit easier to clean as it's a smoother surface. BUT once you wax it, it wears off, you have to add more, it builds up excess at the sides (off the traffic pattern) and has to be periodically stripped off, and wax stripper is not a nice chemical, and it's a lot of work. So in my eyes, the benefit is very low, the maintenance is very high. You CAN, but I wouldn't.

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Thank you! That's really good to know that I don't need to do all that extra work. My kids generate enough extra cleaning for me, I don't need my floors making more work (and wanting me to pay for expensive stripper. Those dirty floors and their expensive requirements!)
 
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