The only chemical I use is Murphy's oil soap. We have hardwood floors and I wash them in Murphys and just quickly wet-mop them afgterwards. I'm sure I"m not getting out a bunch of chemicals, but it just makes me feel better to do it. I really like Murphys. it does a wonderful job cleaning AND protecting my floors and it's not loaded with bleach or ammonia and such.<br>
<a href="http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product.asp?product_id=06-0470+MSTR" target="_blank">http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product....06%2D0470+MSTR</a><br><br>
Seems like there was a thread about this just a little while ago...<br><br>
Hang on let me find it...<br><br>
Here it is:<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88885" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=88885</a>
My husband just uses plain water. He swabs it w/a sponge mop and hand dries w/a towel.<br><br>
My mom said that Martha Stewart recommends spot cleaning only for wood floors. (I'm sure that a thorough scrubbing once or 2X a year isn't out of the question).<br><br>
Since our entire 1st floor is wood, that is what we're doing now.