A frequent questions many clients ask is how do I clean my wooden floors?
We use proper tools to clean your floor – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfibre pad for dusting and cleaning.
Electrostatic action attracts dirt, micro-particles and common household allergens. Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors.
The correct mop and mopping technique will prolong the life and beauty of your wooden floors, protecting your investment and even your flooring warranty.
Tip 1 – Wring, Wring … Why Don’t You Give Me a Call?
Wring, Wring, Wring!!!!!!!! The mop needs to be as dry as possible, so keep wringing out as much moisture as you can until you feel confident the mop is only very slightly damp. Using a mop and bucket combination that has been designed for easy wringing will go a long way to making this easier for you. Your floors will also dry much faster too!
Tip 2 – Follow the Grain
Mopping in the direction of the wood grain ensures embedded dirt is more easily picked up, making mopping easier and more effective.
Tip 3 – Find a Solution
A mop water solution that is! Many people recommend using just water and vinegar. If you care about your floors, don’t add anything harsh to the mop water, such as bleach or ammonia. Using a dedicated wood floor solution or just a little soap in the mop water will ensure dirt is better lifted and bring back that beautiful timber gleam.
Tip 4 – The Right Mop
With all the mops out there to choose from, what should you use?
The good news is there are mops specifically designed for timber floors with the right features to help take care of your floorboards.
Look for one that is labeled for timber, like the Vileda SuperMocio Floorboards mop, which has delicate non scratch microfibre with 3D loops to collect all the dust, hair and particles. This mop will also easily rinse particles into the mop water so they don’t stay on the mop and scratch your floors. Importantly, the SuperMocio for Floorboards wrings out more easily with 3x extra water release, meaning a drier mop for drier floors.