Your floors handle a lot, especially your hardwood floors. So you should give them a little TLC from time to time! But it’s almost worse to clean your hardwood floors the WRONG way than not at all. Not something you exactly think about on a day-to-day basis, but it’s important to know what you’re doing first. To keep those hardwood floors gleaming, clean, and in good condition, check out this cleaning tutorial from Clean My Space on how to clean your floor till it shines.
The first step to spotless hardwood floors is figuring out what finish your hardwood has. And trust me, there’s a million different types of finishes. To test yours quickly, take a little bit of water and drop it on a small spot of your hardwood. If the water beads, there’s a finish. If the water gets absorbed into the floor, you have unfinished hardwood.
To clean your floor, you’ll need:
– Dishwasher Soap
– Wringer Bucket
– Microfiber Mop
– Microfiber Cloth
Do not ever use the scratchy side of a sponge, the side of a knife or anything else with the potential to gouge the floor. Do not use ammonia, bleach or detergent.
Depending on the type of hardwood floors you have and if they have not been sealed with polyurethane, using an oil-based soap occasionally might be recommended (Modern wood floors are sealed-oil based soap will damage them and make them creaky as the residue settles in the space between the wood).
Do you have any tips or tricks to cleaning your hardwood? Share them in the comments section below!