Cleaning company Stanley Steemer has begun offering hardwood floor cleaning services. The process-which does not use steam-includes a consultation, light vacuum, application of a cleaning solution using a "high-speed rotary brush and extraction machine," and, last, application of a "pH balancing solution," according to a Stanley Steemer sales representative. The wood floor is left dry when cleaning is finished. Scrubbing of baseboards, furniture moving and a 10-day satisfaction guarantee are also included. Cleaning of larger rooms starts at about $168, and cleaning of smaller rooms starts at about $40. Stanley Steemer will throw in a "refinisher" for $84.

Stanley Steemer is also offering hardwood sanding and refinishing. The process includes use of a "powerful dust-containment system" and application of a polyurethane finish, among other steps.

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Now what is going to prevent the unknowing consumer from ruining their factory finish by hiring Stanley Steemer to clean their wood floors? With so many prefinished floors with aluminum oxide, won't this process void most warranties? It may also cause the finish to look really bad way before it should. We really need to educate our customers about proper floor maintenance.
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Marge needs to do more research before she talks negative about something.
The process does not void warrenty....it makes floors look much better not worse , it removes dirt and contaminates that are NOT removed with any other cleaning process. So what is proper floor maintenance??? Get into the 21 century.
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I will like to hear what woodfloors manufactures have to say about this leaning service process.
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SORRY I WANT TO SAY CLEANING NO LEANING
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Steve do you work for a major flooring company? I would bet that it would void your warranty and if you really want to know what proper floor maintenance is read the manufactures floor care instructions. Lets face its in their best interest to find a reason to void your warranty and if you do not use their products you are rolling the dice. That`s the 21st century!
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Who uses polyurethane?
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Go for it Stanley Steamer, the work will be done by low level employees that spend five hours watching a training video. I know how fast they can screw up a carpet cleaning, can't wait to see the hardwood. Oh well it's more work for the real hardwood floor companies to fix what they screw up. I just hate dealing with their insurance company to get paid.
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Have any of you seen the process??
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Steve Chapman, I wonder who you work for, hmmmm who could it be?
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I actually had my wood floors cleaned by the Stanley Steemer in San Diego. The floors looked beautiful when they were done. I also had the maintenance coat applied. I was pleasantly surprised at the difference it made. I would do it again! Very little moisture due to the efficiency of the equipment and that was one of my original concerns. Great job!