The cleaning strategy you employ will depend on the finishing of your wood flooring.
Ingredients to Keep Handy
a) Dishwashing liquid
b) Steel wool
c) Floor wax
d) Vacuum cleaner
e) Microfibre dust mop
How to Clean Finished Wood Floor
Step 1: DustUse a vacuum cleaner to get rid of surface dirt and dust.
Step 2: Prepare Cleaning SolutionMix 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of water. Soak a microfibre dust mop in the cleaning solution. Wring it to remove excess moisture. Too much exposure to water can damage your wooden floors. Ensure that the mop is just damp enough to wipe clean the wood floors.
Step 3: Allow Air DryingTurn on the fan to facilitate faster drying of your wood floors.
How to Clean Unfinished Wood Floors
Step 1: Sweep the FloorsYou can use a microfibre dust cloth or a vacuum cleaner to get rid of surface dirt.
Step 2: Treat the StainsRub a small amount of floor wax on the stained area of the wooden floors with a steel wool. Ensure that you do not use too must wax as it can lead to discoloration of your floors.
Step 3: Allow Air DryingOnce the stains are gone, allow the surface to air dry completely.