What do you use to wash your ceramic/ hardwood floors?


Since I’ve had housecleaners come in, my floors are not looking the same as when I did them with an H2O steam mop. Any suggestions on what to put in their buckets to wash these floors?

  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 04, 2019

    Hi Jeanette,

    Most of these floors can be cleaned with a little warm water. They can add about 1/2 C vinegar for ceramic and use Murphy's Oil Soap for hardwood if you want a cleaner in that water. With any cleaner, test it on your floors in an inconspicuous place first and if it's a commercial product, follow the directions on the container. Wishing you the best.

  • Gk Gk on Dec 04, 2019

    Can your housecleaners use the steam mop? Sounds like you liked your floors better when you cleaned them with the steam mop.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 04, 2019

    I usually use a household cleaner for ceramic floors something like PineSol or Spic and span.

    For hardwoods I use the BONA system exclusively.

    We have had hardwood floors in our 7 different homes and have used a lot of HW floor products over the years. We stopped using the steam mop when it started blistering off the finish at the seams on a new traditional oil based sealed oak hw floor installation.

    The past 4 years we have been using the BONA mop and solution and we’re very pleased with the results.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 04, 2019

    Hello there, Supply or get them to use the H2O steam mop!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 04, 2019

    Tile Mop

    1 cup baking soda

    1 cup white cleaning vinegar

    1 Tbsp blue Dawn

    2 gallons hot water (I boil about 1/3 of mine)

    Wood Mop

    ½ cup apple cider vinegar

    1 tsp blue Dawn

    2 gallons warm tap water

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 06, 2019

    Hardwood floors - Bona for hardwoods

    Ceramic floors - sudsing ammonia.