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Cleaning Wooden Floors With Tea

Posted on August 17th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Renovations News

It may sound bizarre, but one of the least known facts about ways in which to clean wooden floors is also one of the most effective – with tea. It would seem that tea is an excellent method of cleaning wooden floors, particularly wood floors of the unvarnished and unsealed variety. Apparently the reason why tea is such an effective cleaner of wood floors is because of the tannins that are contained within it, the tannins allegedly being able to darken the floor to a slight extent and thus lessen the general visibility of scratches in the wood.

Instant tea will not do for such an operation, however. Those in the know insist that only properly brewed tea will be sufficient for this task, and a pretty strong brew at that, with anything from between five and 20 tea bags being used in as little as two quarts of water, though obviously the individual concerned can experiment a little in order to find the best number to suit them.

Experts say that people who have never heard of the concept before are likely to be astonished by the results of cleaning their wooden floor with tea, with the tea not just cleaning the wood, but also helping to bring out the natural grain of the wood and even adding a bit of extra shine as well.

It should be noted that tea will only have these results on unfinished floors, and not more modern finishes, which will otherwise require different methods for wood floor restoration.

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