How To Clean Wooden Floors

Before cleaning wooden floors be sure to have all the supplies you need. If you’re not sure continue reading to find out more information on what to do about products. Cleaning wooden floors are very effortless to do, and with the right equipment, you’ll always have shiny, flawless floors. There are a lot of different products to use, so do your research to find out which one is a good choice for you and your household.
  1. Do a quick sweep. It is important to get all the debris off your floor before mopping. If it’s stuck to the floor take a toothbrush to get up the grimy things. Don’t use knives, steel wool, or any other sharp tools. You could permanently scratch up your floor.
  2. Grab cleaning supplies. Remember to continue reading to find out what type of products you can use. Make sure you have a mop bucket filled with water and cleaning solution if you’re not using a disinfecting wet mop.
  3. Get a mop and start mopping!
  4. Rinse and wring out water. Do not push dirty water around your floor.
  5. Last but not least, let your floor air dry.
Quick Tip: Disinfected wet mops should be used for light spills on the floor for quick spills. It’s great to use because they are already wet and ready to go. There are many tool options needed to clean wood floors pick and choose at your leisure:
  1. Mop
  2. Bucket
  3. Clean Towel
  4. Swiffer Sweepers
  5. Disinfecting wet mopping cloths
  6. Wood floor cleaning machines

Information On Products To Use

  1. Bissell Spin Wave- It has soft touchpads for gentle cleaning on hardwood floors and scrubby pads for tough, sticky messes. On-Demand spray allows you to dispense just the right amount of solution onto your floors
  2. Zep Hardwood and Laminate Cleaner- This cleaner removes spots, stains, and scuff marks. It cleans and restores shine without residue. It can be used on varnish, acrylic, and polyurethane-finished wood and laminate floors, baseboards, cabinet doors, and crown molding.
  3. Orange GLO- Cleans off dirt, residue, and stains without affecting the finish. Has a unique formula that exudes an awesome orange scent. Safe to be applied on wooden cabinets, furniture, and paneling
  4. SC Johnson Paste Wax – Restores shine to wood floors and furniture. Safe to use on vinyl, cork, plastic, leather, and metal surfaces
  5. Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner- It’s safe for all unwaxed, unoiled, polyurethane finished wood floors. The formula is water-based. It’s safe for pets, people, and the planet! It’s ready to use spray and mop.
  6. Better Life Citrus Mint Floor Cleaner- The ingredients almost make you want to try it! (kidding) It’s made of purified water, coconut and corn-based surfactants, vegetable glycerin, spearmint essential oil, bergamot essential oil, grapefruit oil, preservative.

Pet Mess

I have a small puppy. She’s a Yorkie and she makes huge messes. Fortunately, I don’t have wooden floors, but it’s going to be nice to already know what to do when I choose to go with wooden floors for my home. Potty training has been very hard however, with patience and tough love I’ve been able to continue to push through the challenges of cleaning up pet waste and of course miscellaneous messes from their food or bodily fluids. First, understand that defecation cannot only leave a stain but leave a very bad odor. Have you ever smelled cat urine? It’s foul-smelling. Below are some tips that could potentially help you out:
  1. Clean the mess-up as soon as possible. The sooner, the better leaving less time for it to set and seep in. 
  2. Start blotching before all treatments.
  3. You can use commercial wood floor products like Murphy Oil Soap, Bissell Spinwave, and Better Life Floor Cleaner.
  4. If you prefer home remedies try white vinegar and grapefruit oil, hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda.


You should always try to disinfect wood floors in addition to cleaning them. Bacteria are everywhere, and you can only imagine how much of it we bring into our homes from our shoes. One major problem right now that everyone is dealing with is COVID-19. It’s important to know how to combat that and the way to do that with wood floors is definitely making sure you disinfect them.  

Things That Damage Wooden Floors

Believe it or not, there are many things that can damage wooden floors like:
  1. Pet nails
  2. Abrasive Particles
  3. Too much liquid cleaner
  4. Furniture without furniture pads
  5. Heat
  6. Mold
  7. Burns
  8. Cracked wood and loosened boards. When the liquid seeps through, the wood rots.
If you’re into high heels, kids or pets then think real hard about investing in the cleaning products I mentioned above. Wood floors can make or break the beauty inside a home.