The Easiest Way to Keep Wood Floors Clean

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Wood floors are gorgeous showpieces in many homes, but they require some particular care in maintaining their illustrious appearances. Dana Miller, an author at Popsugar blog site, explains her easy process of how to keep wood floors clean without damaging the surface or finishes. By following her instructions for cleaning wood floors, you will come to believe that her floor cleaning methods are some of the easiest around. Rather than employing a commercial cleaning service, you will be able to apply Dana Miller’s floor cleaning instructions to your home, and the process is so easy that you will feel you can clean your floors on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for the best appearance and shine.

Many households have plenty of carpeted areas that are no-brainers to clean because you can just run a vacuum over them for minor clean-ups. The benefit to having wooden floors over carpet is that they won’t stain as easily, and cleaning wood floors mainly requires a sweep with a broom. When it comes to kitchen floor cleaning, wooden surfaces can be much more challenging than in the rest of the house because the likelihood of food spillages and crumbs is increased ten-fold and a broom won’t do the job nearly as efficiently as Dana Miller’s kitchen floor cleaning methods. To start with cleaning a wooden kitchen floor, you want to get rid of all the dirt and dust, and Dana finds that a vacuum does the trick for her. Dana’s multi-purpose vacuum has a brush meant for carpeted areas while that brush can be incapacitated so that it doesn’t scratch her wooden floors. Whatever you do, you do not want to use anything abrasive when cleaning wood floors. If you have to clean up a spill quickly, use a soft cloth or paper towel, and if you have to lift up dust and crumbs, use a vacuum that is proven to be safe on surfaces that can be damaged easily.

The second step of Dana’s easy cleaning method for wood floors is to use a Bona spray mop on the surface for further cleaning and polishing of wood floors. Although this is twice the price of the swiffer wet mop, it is a much more reasonable investment, because unlike the swiffer wet mop, the Bona Spray Mop has washable and reusable cleaning pads. If you are looking for a much greener method of cleaning, having cloths that you can wash rather than toss out and replace is excellent. Of course, if you already have a swiffer wet mop, it is still safe to use on your wood floors and will do a fine job at cleaning your wooden surfaces. Dana uses a handheld vacuum for faster clean-ups throughout the week, but a good way of making the more extensive wood floor cleanings even easier is to give them a sweep after the day’s tasks are accomplished. Thank you to Dana Miller, an author at Popsugar, for sharing the easiest way to keep wood floors clean.**

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