The wood floors we have in our apartment are over 100 years old and after living here a year I have still not been able to get them *really* clean and I am not anal about cleaning by any means. I have tried a sponge mop and bucket but the water turned black almost immediately and the sponge wore out after 2 entire moppings of the apartment. I also tried the Swiffer Wet but, again, the little disposable pad turned black after 1 room and I don't feel like it got them very clean at all. I think the floors were finished at some point but they are so old and scuffed and scarred I am wary about what types of cleaners I put on it. Also, I have a 13 month old so its helpful if whatever I'm cleaning it with is green and non-toxic because he's into whatever I'm doing! Any ideas would be appreciated... I have apple cider vinegar, dawn, salt and water if anyone has any magical cleaning solution recipes! Or if anyone has any suggestions on the method (mop, rag, etc.) that would get them cleaner quicker and better would be great. Thanks so much!
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9/29/08 at 11:18am