Hardwood floors can look warm and glossy or dull and grimy. To keep wooden floors looking their best, maintain them regularly, and use only appropriate cleaners on the surface. More »

Care for hardwood floors by sweeping up dirt, mopping carefully, quickly removing excess moisture and removing marks. Take care to use only products approved for hardwood floors. More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Some highly rated polish products for wood floors include brands like Bona, Libman and Pledge. These are all store-bought wood polish products that are easy to find and inexpensive. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products
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