Hardwood floors require plenty of attention to keep their appearance looking clean, well-maintained and shiny. It is important to choose the right cleaning product as many can damage the floors by stripping back the linoleum. One of the most popular methods to cleaning hardwood floors is by using a simple mixture of white vinegar and water.
To clean your hardwood floor:
Remove rugs and upholstery from the room.
Sweep the floor to remove as much dust and dirt from the surface before mopping.
Fill a bucket of warm water and mix half a cup of white vinegar. Vinegar acts as a natural disinfectant and the vinegar smell will evaporate when it dries.
Soak your mop in the vinegar and water solution. If possible, use a mop which rings out most of the water. The mop should be damp, not soaking wet. Excess water should not be left to dry on hardwood floors.
Begin mopping in the corner of the room and work your way back through to the entrance to avoid walking on the area you have just cleaned.
Change the vinegar and water solution as needed when the water gets dirty.
Damp floors can be left to air dry.
A good way to clean a dirty mop is to wash it in the washing machine.