Hey Jude (I couldn't resist! :) HA!) Try this site, it has great information:
You're very welcome :)
I do a couple of my clients hardwood floors, I like the Bona and there huge swiffer like applicator with removable/washable terry pads. I also use Murphy's Oil hardwood cleaner and a slightly damp mop on another guy's floor.
The key is not to get it wet, just damp and then use some kind of terry cloth/microfiber cloth to make sure its dry afterwards for no streaks.
I do not use vinegar as over time the hardwood guys say this can damage the finish since its an acid.
I use a flat microfiber mop and a spray bottle with equal parts water, alcohol and vinegar = 3 drops dishsoap and essential oils for fragrance. Rinse and wring the mop head thoroughly, then simply spray and wipe. I'll occasionally use Bona for my customers, but I've found that it eventually builds up. This homemade mix has never built up.
Hi Jude, here are some instructions for cleaning hardwood floors. How to Clean Hardwood Floors | Bona US
Jan 30, 2017 - Use proper tools to clean your floor – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning. Electrostatic action attracts dirt, microparticles and common household allergens. Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors.
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp blue Dawn
2 gallons warm tap water
Any Weiman Hard Wood Floor cleaners and polish products work great. They do cost a little more than your average cleaner, but I feel is worth it. You can purchase it from Amazon for $12.98 for 32 ounces.
I did a show on Hometalk TV about cleaning floors that might help you - https://www.hometalk.com/tv/clean/44236946/clean-your-hardwood-floors-naturally
Bona is a wonderful floor cleaner.
Thanks to all for your rapid response to my question. Our grandson just moved out and i have a whole room to do with whatever i want. It's going to be a combination library, office, sewing room. So excited. Any decorating ideas welcome.