Tips For Cleaning Hardwood Floors

When cleaning your hardwood floors, you want to use the correct products and tools to avoid damaging the floors. There are countless cleaning products on the market today, and it can be a little overwhelming. Here we have broken it down to the essential supplies you need to keep your hardwood floors looking like new.

Supplies Needed

  • Dish soap
  • Dust spray
  • Mop
  • Soft Cloth
  • Water

Tips

Photo of hardwood floor

Before intensely cleaning your hardwood floors, use a dry mop and some dust cleaner to pick up any dirt, dust or pet hair off the floor. This will help keep your floor and cleaning supplies cleaner.

For hard-finished floors (such as urethane), clean any stains or marks with a soft cloth. Do not use any harsh chemicals or scrubbing pads as they can damage the finish. If you have floors with a soft-oiled finish, you will need some more intensive supplies such as steel wool and floor wax. The majority of modern homes now have hard finished floors.

When cleaning your hard-finished floors, use a mop with dishwashing soap, wringing out as much water as you can before mopping. Go with the grain of the wood. To make them shine, buff with a soft, dry cloth in a circular motion.

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