If you like a cleaning wood floors as much as we do, follow these cleaning tips….
With kids and pets, keeping your wood floors clean is definitely a challenge. Ideally, your wood floors would have that shiny look without a waxy feel that can be a slip and fall hazard. So what’s the best method for cleaning wooden floors? Well the answer depends on what type of flooring you have.
New homes, or older homes with new floors, most likely have wooden floor coating that is stain and water resistant. They are the easiest to clean, because new cleaning tools like a wet swifter can make the job quick and easy. Simply dampen the swifter pad with the paired cleaning solution and it picks up dust and hair with ease. With a little elbow grease, it removes sticky spill residue without getting on your knees. It’s easy enough to do yourself if you have the time, or for your trusted cleaning company.
Older homes may have oil stained or untreated floors. We like to use a liquid paste wax designed specifically for wood. It will clean and polish in the same single pass. As a bonus, the same paste can be applied to wood paneling and wooden kitchen cabinets. And always allow 10-15 minutes for drying.
Regardless of the type of floors you have, a homemade mixture of warm water and Neutral Safe wood cleaning product will do the job between more thorough cleaning. I should stress that you should never use ammonia or abrasive, scrubbing products. These products can scratch and damage your floors. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.