After trying almost everything out there, including homemade recipes, etc., this is by far the best product I've found for my 12 year old heavy use poly coated hardwood kitchen floors. I applied the crème sparingly with a damp microfiber applicator in small sections, rinsing the applicator in between. It dried quickly, then I buffed it with a dry cotton towel on the end of my Swiffer mop. The floor is very clean, also evidenced by the embarrassingly dirty rinse water, but not slippery. That was a big concern. There is a slight gloss on the surface, so I think I can put off adding a refinishing coat for a while. Some small scratches are less visible, but it does not look brand new, which I didn't expect. The cream is virtually scent free. Slightly more work than other stuff I've used (Method, Orange Glo, vinegar and water, really diluted Murphy's Oil Soap, etc., etc.) but well worth it.