What are some good cleaning solutions for wood floors?


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Method Squirt and Mop comes in a variety of scents and cleans treated wood floors. Bona makes many different hardwood floor cleaners, including a cleaner to use in the winter.

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Murphy's Oil Soap is good for removing dirt and grime from any wood surface. Libman and Pledge both make cleaning solutions suitable for deep cleaning hardwood floors. Some manufacturers, such as Bona, make mops and equipment specifically designed to work with their cleaning solutions.

Home improvement stores such as Lowe's sell Bruce Hardwood Floor cleaner in large containers. Zep Commercial Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner is popular due to its versatility and cleaning power. Min Wax makes hardwood floor cleaners that require the use of a damp mop. Swiffer makes a hardwood cleaning solution for use with its popular mop. Perhaps one of the most popular cleaners is the classic Pine-Sol, which comes in variety of scents for those who do not like the smell of the original.

Wood floors should be wiped with a dust mop daily to decrease the amount of wet mopping that must be done. It is important to test cleaners on a small area before proceeding with cleaning the entire area. If no signs of discoloration occur, then cleaning can proceed.

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