What's your regular routine? I read steam mops are a no no and that's all I use because I have tile now, but I'm moving to house with all hardwoods. Sweep/vacuum? Then what?
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4/29/09 at 4:19pm
What if one is totally clueless and doesn't know if her hardwood floors are finished or unfinished?
Yes, that's me...I live in an apt with hardwood floors. I used to just sweep with a broom, no actual cleaning, but it's been a few months that I've been here now and would like to do more thorough cleaning, esp b/c I have a dog and a cat. Speaking of which, I don't want to use anything chemical-ly at all b/c my dog has a tendency to lick the floors.
Vinegar and water ok?
Finished or unfinished?
To clean wood floors - use vinegar and water - equal parts, keep mop/rag/old shirt only slightly damp, not wet. Throw in some EO if you want.
To polish finished wood floors - use oil and vinegar - equal parts, rub on a thin coat
To polish unfinished wood floors- flax seed oil (it will naturally seal your wood floor)