Footprints on dark wood floors.

Georgia hays
by Georgia hays
Keep trying different cleaning supplies but still dealing with a film and footprints. Have used vinegar and water. Does Windex work? Heard mixed reviews on Bona.

  7 answers
  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 30, 2018

    Windex may dull the finish, so I wouldn't use it. Instead, try 1/2 cup of ammonia with 1 gallon of warm water. Mop with the solution and wipe up with a microfiber cloth. Test in an inconspicuous area first.

  • Andra Andra on Apr 30, 2018

    I've heard of the vinegar/water (1 cup per 1 gallon) method and it worked on my lighter floors. Not so sure about the darker flooring. I'd not recommend Windex for floors. I prefer Murphy's over Bona myself.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 30, 2018

    Hi Georgia,

    I found an interesting discussion from people who were also having footprint problems on dark floors. A lot of it has to do with the dark color and the lighter color of the footprints. The opposite would be true if you had light floors - everything dark, like muddy footprints would show. Click on the link below to read the discussion to see if something that was written will help you. Wishing you the best.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Apr 30, 2018

    Murphy's oil soap, wash it with this product, it will shine your floor. You can find it in your grocery store, with floor cleaners.

  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 30, 2018

    I've always used Murphy's oil soap. Just be sure not to use too much. A little bit goes a long way.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Apr 30, 2018

    I use Woodwise. You have to order it online, but it works great. Just spray it on full strength or dillute with water and wipe up with a clean rag, then go over with another clean rag to give it a shine. It was left behind by the previous owners and I haven't used anything else but that.

  • Tae Tae on Apr 30, 2018

    I’ve have best luck with Murphy’s oils soap!