Some products for cleaning old wood floors include Murphy’s oil soap, white vinegar and cleaners such as Wood Wash. Old wood floors are typically porous and hold dirt that makes them look dull over time.
Murphy’s oil soap helps to restore the luster to old wooden floors that are worn in appearance. Use 1/4 cup to a bucket of water. When cleaning, use the smallest amount of water possible. The mop should not be soaking wet.
White vinegar can also be used to clean wooden floors. Mix 1/2 cup in a gallon of lukewarm water. Soak the mop in the mixture, and squeeze out any extra. Vinegar is an effective cleaner that deep cleans difficult stains and grime.
Wood Wash is a concentrated, biodegradable formula that can be sprayed on easy-to-reach areas and then damp mopped. It is a neutral cleaner that is specially formulated to remove dirt and grease without dulling the floor’s finish. It can be safely used on all wood surfaces.