Hardwood floors have a special charm and they definitely improve tremendously to the appearance of the house. However, natural hardwood floors need to be maintained, and that takes some effort.
Below are a few tips that will help you to clean your hardwood floors without too much effort:
- Essential oil and water – When mopping your hardwood floors, it helps if you add a few drops of essential oil with the mopping mix. Make sure that you only add a few drops, since this will make the floor too oily and thereby it will collect more dust and may also become dangerously slippery. Lavender oils are known for their lovely aroma, while tea tree oils and pine oils work fantastically too. You are able to gain thee antiseptic benefit and also nourish the wood of the flooring.
- Vinegar and soap with water – This is another great way to keep your hardwood floors clean and shinning. Simply add three large tablespoons of vinegar to about a gallon of water and then mix a little soap in it to form lather. You can dip the mop in this solution, squeeze it a bit and mop the entire floor with it. In case you wish to target specific areas, increase the strength of vinegar and keep the soap mild. Spray the solution on the target areas and the rub dry with a soft cloth.
- Brewed tea – Here you will need to brew about two bags of tea for about five minutes of so. Let this liquid to cool to room temperature. Do not under any circumstances use the hot liquid since this will damage your hardwood flooring. Once the liquid has cooled completely, use a small cloth and dip it in the mixture. Mop the hardwood flooring with this cloth to achieve a perfect shine and a spot free hardwood floor.
- Olive oil and vinegar – This is a concoction that works fantastically to get a patchy hardwood floor cleaned up. Simply mix olive oil with a few drops of vinegar and rub it on the patchy areas. Once you have worked the solution in for a few minutes, wipe it off with a dry clean and soft fabric. This works like magic and you will find your hardwood flooring gains it smooth and even finished look again and all the blotchy patches would have gone.
Hardwood floors are no doubt very appealing and can add to the charm of your house. So with these tips in mind you can care for them easily.