To return your floors to the new floor shine and near the original condition you will need to Strip and Wax them! The Strip and Wax application is recommended a minimum of every 12 months for low to medium traffic floors and 4-6 months for high traffic floors. This floor cleaning process means the complete removal of all foreign matter from the flooring in a condition ready for refinishing. Stripping is the ultimate step in floor cleaning, the last resort when other methods of floor cleaning are unsatisfactory. When floor wax has deteriorated to a point where no other method will restore its appearance, then the stripping will remove old sealer, floor wax and ground-in soil from floors in preparation for resealing and applying new floor wax.