Keeping hardwood floors clean is essential for maintaining their beauty and longevity. Dusting or sweeping the floors is the first step in the cleaning process. To make a cleansing mixture, mix 4 cups of warm water with a few drops of Castile soap or dish soap. Mop or scrub small sections at a time and then wipe them dry with a clean cloth or a dry mop.
Vacuuming the floor thoroughly is also important. Remove all loose dirt and grime from the surface. To treat stains, add vinegar, warm water, and essential oil to a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the cleaning solution onto any spills or stains, paying special attention to high-traffic areas.
Before using water or white vinegar, sweep the floor to remove any dirt found on the surface. Use warm water and have a supply of clean cotton rags. Moisten one, wring it out well and fold it into a handy pad. Clean an area and then immediately wipe it with a clean, dry cloth, also folded in the shape of a pad.
Using folded rags allows you to fold them back to expose clean areas, saving you from having to get up and down so often. If vinegar can't touch stains, use a hardwood floor cleaner. If you have spills and stains such as dog urine on hardwood floors, use a cleaner that can remove dirt without damaging the floor finish. If removing dust doesn't make the posts and beams as clean as desired, try washing them with warm water or warm water and soap.
Although daily cleaning is not necessary, it is recommended to clean hardwood floors at least four times a week.