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I have a bit of an interesting situation - I just purchased a home which was essentially new construction (basically taken down to the studs and thus the floors are brand new). This is my first home and I am a bit naive when it comes to caring for the floors. We are moving in on Sunday, and before then I planned on cleaning/polishing/doing whatever is recommended for the floors.

The problem is that with the holidays, the seller/builder is away and unreachable until after we move in, so I can't find out what type of wood the floors are, what the finish is, etc., and obviously it makes sense to do this while the house is empty. I've already swept and dusted the floors, but am unsure what to do next.

My agent believes they are oak (I think she mentioned either white oak or maybe French oak?), and the seller's agent made a comment like "everyone just uses Bona."

Looking at Bona, I see that it's only for use with floors that have a polyurethane finish. Is this typical for new floors in a new, modern home? Is it possible that Bona will harm the floors?

In general, what's the best thing for me to do before we move in? I'm attaching a photo, but in real life the floors look a little more gray and probably slightly less shiny than in this photo.

Thanks for any advice.

EDIT: one thing I should add is that I'm pretty confused about the idea of using water-based cleaners. I'm reading everywhere that water should not be used to clean wood floors. But Bona is a water-based cleaner. Then it seems that there's a large "of course Bona ruined your floors, it's water-based!" contingent, as well as a large "Bona is the greatest" contingent. Am I missing something?

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