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    Default What Finish Was Used on My Parquet Floor ?

    My main level floor is original 1964 9" square parquet . . . any guess as to what finish was used ? wax ? was polyurethane around in 1964 ?

    So far, in a year, we have not used any cleaner; just vacuuming & Swiffering. We used Bona for spot cleaning even though we don't know the finish.

    We suspect the previous owner's housekeeper (sometime in 45 years) used water-based liquids because there is noticeable shrinkage and noise (walking causes the tiles to strike the concrete base or each other). (We didn't detect it as the seller had a lot of area rugs.)

    The finish has a slight shine . . . not a noticeable dull which I would expect for a wax.

    Any way to test by using different cleaners ??

    The house was built by a neighbor builder for his retirement, so his contractors used mostly good materials and presumably didn't skimp on workmanship.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: What Finish Was Used on My Parquet Floor ?

    Any ideas for the above ??

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    Default Re: What Finish Was Used on My Parquet Floor ?

    It could be shellac, Try some alcohol in a place not noticable and see if it dissolves the finish.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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