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  • Tustin, CA
Asked on Dec 17, 2018

How do I clean old oak floors?

Kathy Gunter LawCindyKelli L. Milligan


4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Use vinegar and water or commercial floor cleaners

  • Cindy
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Hi Kathleen. I'm Cindy. For deep cleaning, make a solution of one cup of vinegar and one gallon of water. Immerse a clean mop into the solution and then wring it out to damp-dry. Go over the entire floor with this mop rinsing it out often. After that use Murphy's Oil Soap according to directions on the bottle. I recommend this product because the soap will give ultra clean and the oil will condition the wood. Good luck Kathleen and Happy Holidays.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 17, 2018

    1 cup apple cider vinegar

    1 Tbsp blue Dawn

    2 gallons hot water

    Will remove residue

    1 cup hydrogen peroxide

    2 gallons hot water

    Will disinfect and clean

    Either of these will take a few applications if they haven't been cleaned in a long time. Wring mop to damp because this is still water to wood.

    You may want to invest in a steam mop, I have a Shark.

    My floors are about 20 years old and still look like new. I recently used the vinegar method on some floors that had a deep build up and it took 3 passes to get them truly clean.

    Rejuvenate makes a floor restorer you may want to look into once you get them clean.

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