Join Date: Mar 2007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
Mom to DD1 (11/1999), DD2 (07/2003), and DS (11/2012), all born at home and cloth diapered.
After 4 m/c, our is here!
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)
we've got gorgeous old oak hardwoods, that take a lot of abuse from 4 little children stomping around constantly, LOL! I sweep often (usually once a day, never less than every other day) and then clean them with a swiffer mop (covered with a homemade cotton pad) and a mix of half olive oil, half vinegar (usually with a few drops of essential oil thrown in, to make it smell nicer) I put that in a spray bottle and shake very, very well. wet and wring out the cotton pad, spray the floor (just a small spot at a time, maybe 3 x 3) and them mop, rubbing the spray in well. It conditions the wood beautifully.
We just refinished all the floors in our new house. It was professionally done and has 3 coats of oil base poly over the stain. They turned out beautifully and I don't want ruin them. My grandma's go-to cleaner was Murphy's Oil Soap ... can I use that or will it cause build up?
|60 members and 27,763 guests|
|afinemess , agentofchaos , bananabee , camillabien , contactmaya , Dakotacakes , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , delightedbutterfly , emmy526 , girlspn , Greg B , hakunangovi , happy-mama , hillymum , ian'smommaya , Iron Princess , Janeen0225 , japonica , Jessica765 , joandsarah77 , JodiMo , katelove , kathymuggle , kindofcrunchy82 , LadyAnnibal , lilmissgiggles , lisak1234 , marsupial-mom , MeanVeggie , Mirzam , Mmama Nawatti , moominmamma , MyMotheringPath , NaturallyKait , oaksie68 , oldsmom , RollerCoasterMama , rosieQ , rubelin , samaxtics , sarrahlnorris , SchoolmarmDE , serenbat , shantimama , Socks , Springshowers , sren , stephalittle , stephaniepifer , swimming-duck , VsAngela , Xerxella , zebra15 , zoeyzoo|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|