I am having hardwood floor put in throughout my house. What should I use to clean them. I have a few now.
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The best way to clean hardwood floor is mopping with white vinegar and warm water works in a great way. rug pads for hardwood floors
Dirt, oil, and grime build up over time and aren't completely removed by a weekly dust mopping. For occasional deep cleaning, use a wood-cleaning product diluted according to the label instructions. Saturate a sponge or rag mop in the water, then wring it almost dry so it feels only slightly damp to the touch. Damp-mop the floor, being careful to prevent standing water on the floor. Rinse with a clean mop dampened in clear water, but only if the cleaning product requires it. Wipe up excess liquid because standing water can damage wood surfaces. If the weather is humid, operate a ceiling fan or the air-conditioner to speed up drying.
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Actually the Hardwood floors cleaners are many provide in market and very high price, but i prefer manual cleaner, i mean to say that like as if you using some tips:
1.Sweep wood floors often with a soft
2.Vacuum once or twice a week to remove dirt and sand.
3.Since water is one of a wood floors worst enemies, get rid of water right away!
4.Use a very dry damp mop when mopping polyurethaned wood floors, since excess water can seep into seams and ruin a wood floor.
5.Consider using carpet runners (with non-skid pads) over wood floors in high traffic areas.
6.Vacuum area rugs and runners often so dirt doesn't filter down through the weave and scratch the wood underneath.
7.Never drag furniture or other objects across a wood floor. Instead, clean the floor thoroughly to remove dust and grit, then use "gliding" furniture pads underneath the piece to aid sliding it across the floor.
8.Install floor mats at each entrance so you don't track in dirt from the bottoms of shoes.
9.Be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations to treat flooring scratches and dents. If an area of the finish is damaged by water, it may be difficult to fix it.
10.Use furniture pads to place under table and chair legs and on the feet of dressers and armoires. They can be purchased at a local hardware store or home center.
11.Some floors may require periodic waxing and buffing. Get recommendations from the manufacturer for the specific procedures for your floor.
I meant fresh and less like vinegar.
I've used a vinegar/water mixture for years on my hardwood floors, and it works great. I recently started adding a few drops of essential oil such as eucalyptus oil to the vinegar, and it makes the whole house smell fresh but not less like vinegar.
I use the Shark Steam Cleaner and it's GREAT! Uses only steam, no chemicals,to clean floors and does an exceptional job. Also use on my laminate and tile floors. Can only use on sealed wood floors.
I agree with the vinegar mixture noted above. Works very well and the smell goes away almost instantly.
I also used SG cleaners to clean my floor. I would get my mop damp (spray with water to dampen it) and just spray the floor with my SG cleaner. I did this every other mopping I did. This way it would be super clean and I would get the smell too. I have 4 kids and need "more" cleaning than most homes. They still have not figured out how to get food from the plate to the mouth.
Note: I have laminated flooring but have also used it on real wood floors. Just make sure its plant based and your ok
The best way to clean hardwood floors (I am a custom home builder) is 2 caps of vinegar to 1 gallon of hot water. NOTE: this in only for sealed hardwood (w/ polyurethane coating). If you are choosing to have unsealed floors you can only use a very slightly damp (with warm water) mop, as little as possible and once or twice a year you can rub down the floors with mink oil (you may want to pay a professional for this as to not overcoat).
I'd suggest purchasing the book Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-toxic Cleaning by Jeff Hollander, Seventh Generation's founder; the book contains a chapter discussing how to clean floors. It's an excellent read overall.
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