Here’s How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors

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Having a hardwood floor is definitely a good thing considering all the benefits and the advantages. But, if you don’t clean them properly, they will actually become a problem for you later. Now, it is very important to know how to clean your hardwood floors properly and in the best possible way.

Luckily, we are here to explain the whole process of cleaning in a step-by-step guide. Let’s begin.

Now, we are going to discuss everything you need to know in order to clean your hardwood floors correctly.  Let’s see-

1) Clear everything from the floor

In order to do the job in the best possible light, it is important to clear the floor and to prepare it for cleaning. However, you can also clean the floor properly without moving every piece of furniture. If you decide to clean it without moving, you should consider cleaning every part of the floor around the furniture with extra care and effort.

If you are having troubles with the furniture, since it’s big and bulky in general, it is recommendable to use furniture pads. This way you will avoid scratching the floor with the furniture that you are moving.

2) Vacuum the floor or use dry-mop

Now, it is important to vacuum all the dust and dirt from the floor in order to the next step. Anyhow, you can do this with a dry-mop as well. Keep in mind that you need to remove all the dust and the dirt before you advance to the next step.

Also, it is recommendable to do this step a few times, just in case you missed a spot.

3) Mop the floor

The next step is to mop the already bare and vacuumed floor. There are different kinds of ways for you to do this step. Some people usually mop it with only water, some people use dish-washing liquid, others use detergent. You can’t possibly go wrong with any of the stuff, but, don’t add too many liquids since you can damage the floor.

Anyhow, you can add a few drops of dishwasher liquid just to mix it with water so the floor can get a proper cleaning.

4) Buff the hardwood floor with a cloth

The final step is possibly the easiest one. All you need to do is to take a cloth in your hands and rub your floor. As we already said, the floor is wet after moping, and therefore, it needs to be cleaned in order not to get damaged by the water. However, to do this step properly, you need to be gentle and use circular motions.


It really isn’t that hard to clean your hardwood floors properly. It might take a little bit more effort, but in the end, you will get the perfectly clean hardwood floor that shines with its beauty. Now, it is only up to you to start cleaning. The result will not disappoint you.

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by Shelly Rhoades
Having recognized the need for accessible and affordable solutions in the remodeling industry, Shelly founded Affordable Kitchen and Baths with the mission of helping homeowners create their dream spaces without breaking the bank. Her dedication to providing reliable advice and quality resources has garnered her a loyal following and established her as a go-to resource for anyone looking to transform their kitchen or bathroom.

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