I first want to apologize if this has been posted previously. A search was made with 0 results.
My wife and I just purchase a circa 1760 colonial. The floors are a mixture of original, replacements and patches completed over the centuries. The original rectangular nails are at the floors wearing surface and not that I was planning on it, but re-surfacing is not an option.
I would like to know what is an approved method for cleaning the floors without damaging them?
I've read about Murphy's Oil Soap and have reservations since people using it state that it's perfect while others say that it is not good unless the floors are sealed. I doubt my floors are sealed but can't really tell.
I tried to use our cheap vacuum to at least vacuum the floors but the spinning brush never turns off and just kicks around the dirt/dust. Using the wand is very time consuming and tends to scratch the surface. I was thinking of gettIng a Dyson since its more powerful and turns off the brush when on wood floors, but I am concerned with the constant rolling of wheels as one vacuums the floor.
I will post a photo later tonight of the floors for reference.