I had a house keeping business for 16 yrs. I used Mr. Clean lemon scented. VERY HOT WATER AND A WELL WRUNG MOP! Over wetting the floor causes problems. If it seems too wet once done use a towel and walk it around to dry! Most of the fancy cleaners don't take care of pets, bacteria or kids! Vinegar smells aweful! Pinesol is a waste of money! No good properties at all. Soap leaves a film.
I used an O Cedar mop head that could be removed and washed. The bucket i got at Walmart, it's red and has a snap on top piece so you can ring out the mop. For 16 yrs I cleaned this ladies floor like this...never an issue. If wear and tear removes the top coat there are floor treatments to use. Bonna makes a nice one, not too glossy.
HI Barbara, when we had our hardwoods refinished, the refinisher told us to just use warm water and vinegar. It's been six years, and it works like a charm. Good luck!
Vinegar and warm water !!!! Then once a year I use a product called quick shine made by Halloway House , I use 2 coats, you can use up to 7 , that would be like a bowling alley!!! My 60+ year old wood floors look great!!!!!
my goto for real hardwood floors are the BONA products ...
1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp blue dawn 2 gallons hot water
1 cup hydrogen peroxide 2 gallons hot water
wring mop to damp for either