I love the look of hardwood floors. They go well with most decor and there are lots of options on the types of wood, colors, widths, and more. Unfortunately, these floors also show dust, dirt, and animal fur. Thankfully, hardwood floors are easy to clean. There are ways to quickly clean, deep clean, and use natural wood floor cleaner to clean hardwood floors without spending a lot of money.
How to Quickly Clean Hardwood Floors
For a quick cleaning, vacuum or sweep regularly. We have a Roomba that we run just about every day. Be careful not to use the brush-roll head. Brush-rolls can scratch hardwood floors and remove the shine.
Follow these instructions to deep clean your hardwood floors:
Homemade and Natural Hardwood Floor Cleaner
If you are on a budget, but also want to have clean hardwood floors, then here are some DIY wood floor cleaner options. Using products that are most likely already in your home, you can make your own natural hardwood floor cleaner.
Before cleaning your hardwood floor, Hometalker, Duke Manor Farm, swears by using her Shark steamer to give back some of the “newness”. Her floors take a beating between the roller skates, sun, and foot traffic. Instead of going through a whole process to restore her hardwood floors, she uses her Shark steamer since it uses high heat water and leaves no residual water on the floor.
Look at the before and after differences from these pictures, you can no longer see the rug line.