Sparkle and Shine: Cleaning Tricky Household Surfaces

When my husband and I bought our home a few years ago, I first experienced “old wood floor” heaven. Beneath the previous owner’s horribly nondescript grey-blue carpets were the original oak planks of our Tudor revival house, built in the 1920s. As soon as the ink dried on the contract, we removed the carpeting and had those gorgeous floors sanded, stained a warm shade of walnut, and sealed with a polyurethane satin varnish. 

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