Friday, April 1, 2011

How I Polish My Brick Floors So They Look Like New

One of the jobs I've completed in my flurry of nesting is polishing my brick and wood floors.  My floors are finished with  polyurethane and send to look dull after awhile.

I polish them every 6 months or so. 

First, I remove all the furniture from the area, vacuum the floor, and mop it with Sparkle Cleaner.

Then, I polish it with Holloway House polish.

Here, you can see my brick floor with the left side polished and the right side is only cleaned.

After the floor is dry (about 30 minutes), I replace the rug and furniture and move onto the next section.  I  feel like I have a new floor. 

*Holloway House has not compensated me for my opinion.


  1. Your brick floors are wonderful...what a beautiful shine!

  2. Hi, what kind of sparkle cleaner do u use? Is the brand sparkle?

  3. Hi there, what is sparkle cleaner? Is that the brand, and where do u purchase? Thanks!

  4. "Sparkle Cleaner" is just my homemade cleaner that makes everything in my home sparkle when I clean with it. You can make your own by mixing 1/4 cup of any kind of vinegar plus 3 TBL. rubbing alcohol into an empty spray bottle. Fill it with water and shake to mix. It works great on most surfaces but be sure to test it on a small area first to make sure it won't damage anything.

  5. I can't wait to try this

  6. beautiful! I have something called, "quick shine" that works the same way.

  7. Beautiful! I use something called "quick shine" floor cleaner" and it leaves a high glossy shine.


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