Bona – a century of making homes healthy and beautiful

When it comes to ensuring the well-being and comfort of my home and beloved pets, my priorities are unequivocal: safety, simplicity, and efficacy reign supreme. When it comes to home care, these principles guide the choices I make, from the tools I employ to the products I trust. Bona Floorcare stands out as an unparalleled solution, offering not only the essentials but surpassing expectations with its comprehensive range of benefits and innovations. With Bona, I’ve found a great system to help me maintain my home in the best way for myself and my pets.


The Swedish Touch

Founded in 1919, Bona is a family-owned and operated company based out of Malmo, Sweden.  Bona began as a floor finishing company then eventually evolved to produce other professional products such as stains, sealers, adhesives, sanding machines, etc. After the floor finishing process, the flooring contractors were often asked about the appropriate product to keep the new floors clean and beautiful. This led to the development of Bona’s Retail business in early 2000.

Bona is now a global brand available in over 90 countries with a range of cleaning products and tools for hardwood and hard-surface floors. Bona tools and cleaning products have been in Canada for about 15 years at most Canadian major retailers, including Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Rona, Home Hardware, and more.

The Bona Difference

“The mission from the start of the company was to ensure the products met three primary pillars: efficacy, sustainability, and value” shares Leah Howell, Senior Brand Manager for Bona North America. “Today, we proudly refer to this as “The Bona Difference”.  With over a century of expertise in floor care, the Bona difference is tried, tested and true.

Peace of Mind

As a pet owner, my pet’s health and safety is one of my top priorities.  It can be so easy to expose your pets to unhealthy ingredients, especially when it comes to household cleaning products, without even realizing it.  Even products promoted as “pet safe” can have ingredients that are not safe for pets, so it’s important to not only be careful as a pet parent but for brands to be both transparent about and cognizant of what they are putting into the marketplace.  But Bona gets it. Bona’s products are specially formulated from plant-derived ingredients and without the use of harsh chemicals. All Bona cleaning solutions are free of ammonia, dyes, formaldehyde, parabens, phosphate, and phthalates and most of their cleaning solutions are US EPA Safer Choice certified.  They’ve even received the Safer Choice Partner of the Year award for the third consecutive year!  And they now offer products specially formulated for homes with pets just like mine.

But why care this much about floor care?  To give you an idea of the need for that focus, aside from the walls, the floor is the largest surface area in a home and receives the most traffic from feet, paws, and other items coming in and out of the house.  “It’s important that consumers pay attention to the products they are using,” says Leah.  “Sustainability has been core to our business for over 100 years, so while our products must be effective, we also believe deeply in the importance of minimizing our environmental impact. An important part of our sustainability promise is our system of products – it’s not just about the cleaners but also the tools such as our Bona Premium Spray Mop with a washable, reusable microfiber pad and refillable cleaning cartridge. We are also mindful of our natural resources with recyclable packaging and low VOC emitting products.”

So with safety and sustainability top of mind, focus on those floors and keep them clean and in great condition with the Bona Difference.  Learn more about Bona through their website below.

*images by Ken Pollard for Ryan Emberley Photography

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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