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Natural Cleaners For Wooden Floors

Natural Cleaners For Wooden Floors

Posted in Wood Flooring Installation And Maintenance by Source on March 12nd 2014
Caring for your wooden floors is a vital part having them in your house, and neglecting this can result in their degradation which in turn can cost you a lot of money. Many people are apprehensive about some cleaning products though, and rightly so – some floor cleaners can contribute greatly to ‘indoor pollution’. As an alternative, consider natural cleaners for your wooden floors so that they don’t lose their lustre.

Natural Cleaners are a Great Alternative for Maintaining Your Wooden Floors

It should of course be noted that wooden floors should never be ‘wet’ mopped, as too much water on wood can cause it to warp and buckle. Instead, floors should be ‘damp’ mopped, whereby as much of the water is squeezed out of the mop after soaking it. This should prevent your wooden floor from warping but still be enough to clean it. The following are great natural alternative to cleaning wooden floors:
  • Lemon Juice – Known since ancient times, lemon juice is a fantastic natural cleaner due mainly to its acidity. It has the lowest pH of any natural food so can combat bacteria well, and a quarter cup added to your mopping water can be an effective way to clean your wooden floors.
  • White Vinegar – Vinegar is another substance renowned for its cleaning ability, due again to its acidity (it’s actually mostly acetic acid). A quarter cup in your mopping water can remove mildew and other odours and lift grease easily. It does leave a strong odour, so crack a window until your wooden floors have dried.
  • Tea – This may be a slightly surprising addition, but brewing a half-gallon of tea using 10 tea bags can be a wonderful way to restore the shine to your floors. Ensure that you let the tea steep until it cools to get the appropriate strength to get the best result for your wooden floors.
  • Baking Soda – This is best used when your wooden floors have developed scuff marks (an inevitability after long enough). Simply take a damp rag or sponge and sprinkle some baking soda on it, then scrub away at the scuff marks to leave a shiny and scuff-free floor behind.

High Quality Wooden Floors From Source Wood Floors

Here at Source Wood, we believe in supplying only the best. That’s why all of the wooden floor types you’ll find here are manufactured with you in mind, for simplicity of installation and an attractive end result. For more information, email enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or phone 01379 652 613.


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