I love the look of wood floors, but you do have to be a little picky with how you take care of them. Most wood floors don’t allow you to take a wet mop to them, but they still get dirty … and scratched.
Years ago, in our first home with wood floors, I was pretty clueless. I used to think you had to clean wood floors on your hands and knees. I even tried a few waxy cleaners and polishes that were terrible. Somewhere along the line, I figured things out. Now cleaning our wood floors is pretty easy, probably because I found what makes it easy:
- A Vacuum that works on hard floors
- A Bona Mop with the trigger (not the other kind)
First, I vacuum the floor with the hard floor attachment. I do this instead of sweep because it is easier and faster.
Then, I use my Bona Mop to clean and polish simultaneously. Pull the trigger and spray comes out, then mop it up with the removable and washable mop head. I feel like I just explained how to walk, because it is just common sense written out. I feel like I could have skipped this whole paragraph and you’d have figured out how to use this mop. And that’s it, after you mop your floor, it is clean and polished.
While we’re talking about wood floors, I think it is important to talk about how to handle scratches. I’ve used many wood and furniture markers over the years, but my new favorite is this one.
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This little bundle made today’s picture taking interesting, but then she is kind of making everything a little more interesting lately. I love her fuzzy face even if she almost always acts as an obstacle to me getting something done.
You are welcome for this dose of wisdom. May your wood floors be clean and (visibly) scratch-free.
From my home to yours,
This is such sound advice. Too many people ruin wooden floors by trying to use a standard mop on them
Yes! Wood + water don’t mix.