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Is it safe to steam clean hardwood flooring?

Yes
7%
In most cases
12%
In some cases
30%
No
44%
Not sure
4%
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Question: Is it safe to steam clean hardwood flooring?
Top Answer (44% of 89 votes): No.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: A question that is commonly asked a few times per week, so here is our definitive answer : Yes, using steam on hardwood floors is an excellent way to sanitize them and it poses no problems to the wood surface, given that the operator uses the right technique. If you have hardwood floors, you know how hard and time consuming it is to clean them with traditional methods. People are usually afraid to damage the wood by using cleaning products or too much water. Of course, excess water is never good for hardwood floors. Dry steam will NOT damage the wood because very little water and no chemicals are used in the process. It is in fact the most natural and efficient way to deep clean any surface. The heat generated by steam will not damage the finish if the user uses a thick microfiber cloth over the heavy-duty rectangular floor tool that comes with your steam cleaner. Not only will your steam cleaner reduce cleaning time, but it will drastically improve the way your wood floors look!
Down & Dirty Cleaning Service
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, steam has no chemicals in it.
Green Glove Cleaning Service
Answer: Yes
Explanation: with the right product
Miriam Cleaning Svcs
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Our cleaners do not steam clean hardwood floors. We have other methods to sanitize hardwood floors.
Rise-N-Shine Cleaning Company, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: I definitely wouldn't suggest doing it on a regular basis but having a professional come every now and again is a good idea.
Bacallao Flooring
Answer: No
Explanation: Pro Carpet Care - Carpet Cleaning Dallas recommends hardwood floors not be steam cleaned. The wood floors will warp and be damaged.
Pro Carpet Care - (469) 647-1508
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: I've never done this
C&C PROS CLEANING COMPANY
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This can be done by an experienced tech on an exception base only.
DNAssociates/House Uncluttered
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Should be
Sky JP cleaning
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Steam cleaning companies say it's ok. This will cause delamination of floor finish
ASHBURN'S CUSTOM FLOORS
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: That would just depend on the owners. I don't do it. Don't like applying water to the floor. And hot steam in a spot to long could damage the flooring
Mom's Cleaning LLC
Answer: In some cases
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-RACHEL AND EDDY CLEANING SERVICES
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the proper equipment is used it is safe
Building Pro Commercial Cleaning
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would not recommend it.
White Glove Cleaning Service
Answer: No
Explanation: I would not recommend steam clean Water and wood not recommended
Rich Hardwood Floors Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Steam hardwood floors so often destroying wood finish.
Alina`s Cleaning Service
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I choose steam cleaning over everything if I can have that as one of my options but as always I go with what my clients request
Bishop's Top Notch Cleaning Service, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: The water will damage the wood.
Dynamic Duo Cleaning Services
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Over time the moisturevthat is generated from the steam would be absorbed by the floor boards.
Estora Trading Co.LLC (cleaning Co.)
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I've have never needed to do a stream clean on a floor as they have been cared for and light traffic.
GMA CLEANING services llc
Answer: No
Explanation: Always read manufacturers spec
Floors 2 UR Doors
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Steam cleaning hardwood floors can damage them.
Heidi's Cleaning Service
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