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How to Clean a Wood Floor

December 14, 2015

  1. Alise says:

    These are great tips! Can’t wait to try them on my floors.

  2. Belinda says:

    “Do listen to Bob Seger…” HA! Thank you for sharing these tips, for the first time in my life we live in a place with almost all wood flooring and sometimes I’m not sure if I’m cleaning it right! Saving this post for future reference!

  3. Kirsten says:

    I have been using Norwex and water since we put our Pergo in a few years ago, but I feel like they look like a streaked mess all the time. I am going to try this Bona for sure! Thanks for all the info!

    • Missy says:

      Hi Kirsten! Here is a link to Pergo’s website for their care instructions. Since it’s not real wood, you can use a vinegar solution. However, they still advise against a steam mop just like with real wood. Bona has a great cleaner made specifically for laminate floors and it’s awesome. You can find that at floor retailers and even Amazon. That’s what I would recommend. I love Norwex’s mop and I’m sure you could combine their mop and bona’s cleaner just fine.


  4. Drew says:

    Great list of do’s and don’ts for cleaning hardwood. Trying not to warp the floors is very important. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Kaylee Coleman says:

    Thank you for sharing. For occasional deep cleaning (dirt, oil and grime will build up over time), the best solution for cleaning wood floors is one cup of vinegar mixed with one gallon of water. Immerse a clean mop into the solution and wring it until it is damp-dry..

    • Missy says:

      Hi Kaylee! Unfortunately, vinegar is not a recommended method of cleaning wood floors. As was said in the post, it etches the finish and can void your manufacturer’s warranty. But, if you find it works for you and you aren’t worried about your warranty, then you do you girl. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Gabriela Lima Felgueiras says:

    bona products are very good
    thank you for the tips

  7. Kirti says:

    It is really a big concern for cleaning the wooden flooring. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks for the tips! I recently had my hardwood floor refinished and was really skeptical about cleaning it since I had earlier used some harsh products which stripped off the entire finishing. I will be more careful this time. Again, thank you for the tips!

  9. Zoe Campos says:

    My sister isn’t probably aware that she shouldn’t use vinegar for cleaning hardwood floors as you mentioned. I visited her house last night and have noticed that some areas of her floor look cloudy and faded. I hope that having it refinished can restore its good appearance.

  10. Luis Parker says:

    Good read, thanks for the guides and tips.

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