How to Clean Your Wood Floors to Keep Them Shining

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

  1. Step 1: Dust

    Use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of surface dirt and dust.
  2. Step 2: Prepare Cleaning Solution

    Mix 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.
  3. Step 3: Allow Air Drying

    Turn on the fan to facilitate faster drying of your wood floors.

How to Clean Unfinished Wood Floors

  1. Step 1: Sweep the Floors

    You can use a microfibre dust cloth or a vacuum cleaner to get rid of surface dirt. 
  2. Step 2: Treat the Stains

    Rub 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.
  3. Step 3: Allow Air Drying

    Once the stains are gone, allow the surface to air dry completely.