How do you clean laminate or wood floors? Is there a different cleaning method for each of these two surfaces? Which products are best suited to each of them, and which do not carry a risk for the material? If you are uncertain how to properly clean your floor, check out these cleaning tips.
This guide covers the most appropriate products and methods for keeping both laminate flooring and wooden floors clean and looking new. But before you start, remember to follow the instructions of each product and use it in a well-ventilated area. And don’t forget to wear gloves to protect your hands.
How to Clean a Wood Floor?
Wooden floors are beautiful but require a little tender loving care to keep them at their best. Luckily, cleaning your wood floor is easy with these simple steps:
- Start by sweeping the floor, using a broom with synthetic bristles to keep from scratching it. Other options include an electric broom or vacuum cleaner.
- After sweeping the floor, it is time to mop. Choose a floor disinfectant suitable for wooden flooring – and read the label to work out the measurement ratio. Place the appropriate amount in a bucket with the corresponding amount of water. Dip the mop or broom mop in the solution and wring well, removing excess liquid. Swab gently over the floor, taking care not to wet the surface too much, and then wipe with a cotton cloth.