Mop and Glo on Laminate Floor -- Need to get off. Help!!

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aspenedelen

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Got called by a great paying custy of mine that she wanted me to look at her laminate floor and see if I can do anything to take the wax off. What happend to this engineered wood floor is her cleaning lady cleans the floor and instead of using the recommended steps to wax floor just put Mop and Glo on it. Now it has many many layers on it and now it has a orange tint to it. She was on her hands and knees with a razor scaper and got some of it off but it is a lot of work for a 70 yr old woman.

Anyone have any ideas on how to remove many layers of Mop and Glo from engineered wood floors without breaking your back with a scraper? Thanks,
 

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tell your client to ask if their cleaning ladies have insurance. If so, then put in a claim for damages. Mop and Glo on Laminate floor is a no no. Laminate floors has specifics and limitations on cleaning.
 

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I would agree with Rickie, but it would seem like a floor stripper would work on them. I have that engineered wood flooring and that stuff will stand up to anything. I don't know how big of an area you are talking about but $1.00 a sq. ft. is a good place to start.
 
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Awesome

I was looking for a product to remove from hardwood and ran into a blog were most of the people used a product called Awesome purchased at theDollar Store. They claimed it worked for Lam. or Hard. I havn't used it myself tho.
 

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Thanks guys for your time to reply with your expertise and suggestions with this Mop and Glo thing. I called Mop and Glo people and they said use ammonia and water and scrub scrub scrub. This crap is all over a 500 sq foot floor and it would take hours and hours to do. I am going to try and small concealed spot with stripper and see what happens. If that fails then I'll try Awesome as we have a Dollar Store here in town and then if that fails then we'll see what the client wants to do. Thanks guys once again for all your help.
 

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If it is the plank style laminate with processed wood backing there is no way to strip it off. If you flood the floor with stripper it will get between joints and as floor dries the edges will cup. if replacement is not a option and if there is enough mop and glo on the floor to seal off the floor you may be able to make it look a little better with a top scrub and wax. Best to just replace.
 

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Just us the Laminate plus products and yopu'll have no worries.

Why re-invent the wheel.

Use tried and true products.
 

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yeah try stripper......maybe full strength at that. See what stripper does on laminate floors. Once you use it then the cleaning ladies are off the hook.......it's your turn and then your problem.

good grief guys.
 
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yeah try stripper......maybe full strength at that. See what stripper does on laminate floors. Once you use it then the cleaning ladies are off the hook.......it's your turn and then your problem.

good grief guys.
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I would only try it on a very small spot on the middle of the floor at best to see if it would even work. If it did work, you would have to be very careful not to get too much liquid on the floor. Laminate floors are crap to begin with! They are nothing but formica with a particle board core. If you know anything about particle board, then you know that moisture is its most feared enemy. If just a very small amount gets into the joints, its game over. The crap will start to swell and peak in between the joints and the swelling will never subside. Then the cleaning ladies problem just became your problem.
 

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