SATISFACTION SATISFACTION For conventional deep cleansing, use a concentrated product such as Murphy® Original Formula. You will need a mop and bucket for this job. Whether you are cleaning one or all floors, Murphy® Oil Soap is safe to use on hardwood floors.
- Move furniture, rugs, and other items to one side of the room.
- Fill a bucket with cold water.
- Dip a washcloth in the water and wring out the excess water.
- Clean the hardwood floor with a damp rag, working in sections of 4 feet by 4 feet or smaller.
- Clean the floor immediately with a dry cloth.
- Rinse the cloth with clean water.
Murphy® Original Oil Soap Formula is safe for your home when used as directed. However, skin and / or eye irritation may occur under certain circumstances. Ingestion or contact with allergies can also cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
For a natural parquet cleaner, use a regular kitchen pencil: vinegar. Learning how to clean wood floors with vinegar will save you money by providing a safe way to clean your floors. Clean wood floors with vinegar by adding 1/2 cup of white vinegar to a quart of warm water.
Using chemical-based cleaners on untreated wood floors is not a good idea. One cleanser you can use is Murphy’s Oil Soap. You can simply mix a few tablespoons with some warm water and apply it to the floor with a mop.
Use a damp, unsaturated sponge cloth to wash with warm water. If the floor is dirty, try a solution of 1/8 cup of liquid vegetable soap and 1/8 cup of distilled white vinegar in 1 liter of water (some people like to add 10 drops of essential oil to perfume).
For a powerful clean, dilute 1/2 cup of Murphy® Oil Soap per gallon. Clean with a well wrung rag and remove excess water. It does not require rinsing.
How to Clean and Polish Wood Floors
You can safely use Swiffer products on wooden floors. For a quick clean, try the Swiffer WetJet Wood Starter Kit. With the right amount of solution, it dissolves stubborn, sticky dirt, enhances the natural beauty of your floors and won’t damage them.
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Dilute ¼ cup of PineSol in 1 liter of water in a bucket. Clean the floor with the solution, being careful not to leave puddles that can crack and deform the floor. PineSol is not recommended for unsealed or visibly worn floors, or for oiled or waxed wood floors.
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Remove all furniture and spray the floor with a wood floor cleaner or your own mixture of 10 parts water and 1 part white wine vinegar. Gently wipe the floor with a sponge rag or towel wrapped around the mop head. Close windows and doors to keep dust in the room from sanding.
Hardwood puddles can cause swelling and discoloration, so using a light spray that’s specially designed for hardwood floors is recommended. This brings us to a popular cleaning technique that should be avoided and can even damage your parquet: water and vinegar.
Combine 1 cup of ammonia and 1/2 liter of warm water in a one-gallon bucket. Apply the cleaning solution to the floor with a rag or sponge. Let the solution sit for 5 minutes to melt the old wax. Use a nylon brush or abrasive pad to scrub the linoleum to remove the wax from the linoleum.