Hardwood floors look fantastic in any home and are regarded as a luxury because they’re rather expensive. So, when it comes to wood floor maintenance, we want to do the cleaning job properly without causing any damage.
Water leaks, moisture, unsuitable cleaning agents, or inappropriate tools can all trigger a chain of damaging events. Using the incorrect cleaning products can cause the wood to buckle, curve up, swell, and crack. Using the right products it’s possible to clean your wooden floor without damaging it or changing the appearance or shape of the wood.
Whether your hardwood floor is brushed, oiled, or lacquered, follow our guidelines on how to clean wooden floors without spoiling; these techniques also work on engineered wooden flooring with a top layer of real wood.
How To Safely Clean Hardwood Flooring
Sheiner’s Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray is a powerful and safe all-purpose cleaning agent that’s suitable for use on a range of different hardwood floors.
It has a pH neutral formula so it’s safe to use without having to dilute and rinse. It is safe around children and pets as its non-toxic, biodegradable, and eco-friendly.
This super formula makes cleaning super easy. Not only does it clean effortlessly and effectively, it also protects most types of wood surfaces.
After cleaning is done using this spray, you will notice how it draws out the wood’s natural shine and no streaks and smudges will be in sight.
Because its eco-friendly, there are no toxic fumes forming a cloud over your head. Sheiner’s Spray has a subtle citrus scent that will leave your home smelling fragrantly clean and fresh.
What surfaces is it suitable for?
- Hardwood floors
- Wood surfaces (bookshelves, furniture)
- Natural wood
- Engineered flooring
- Kitchen cabinets
How To Use Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray
The professional ready-to-use hardwood cleaner spray is easy, suitable, and safe for all types of hardwood floors, wood furniture, laminate floors and wood laminate surfaces. It’s perfect for those household jobs and convenient for everyday use!
It’s always a good idea to use gloves when cleaning and to keep the room ventilated.
All you need to do is squirt the spray over the area and wipe off with a microfibre cloth or if you’re doing a large area and want to do it quickly get yourself a wide headed mop (it’ll save you hours and your back will thank you!). Notice how it’s not necessary to mix up or dilute the solution before application.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Pros & Cons
Let’s start with the good news because there is no bad news…
- The spray has a neutral pH formula, which is safe for most types of flooring and surfaces. There is no added effort to measure, mix and dilute before starting the job.
- It is a ready-to-use cleaner, specifically made for daily cleaning of dirt, dust, and grime in any environment.
- Sheiner’s spray brings out the natural shine and beauty of wooden and hard floors without leaving behindthe smudges or streaks.
- Because of its formula, the spray is non-toxic and eco-friendly. It is also biodegradable with a non-chemical classification. This makes is quite safe for use around children and animals.
- To top it off, it has a pleasant fresh citrus scent, free from strong chemicals.
Sheiner’s Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray is magic in a bottle and a must-have for floors and surfaces in every household.
How To Clean Large Floors Quickly
If we really analyse how we mop our floors, we may be surprised to find we’ve been spreading dirt instead of picking it up.
Traditional mops are dunked in a bucket of water and chemical solution. The wet mop hits the floor and spreads all the gunk and perhaps depositing more from the dirt in the mop’s fibres.
It may look clean but is it really?
Now is the time to look at better and more sanitary ways to clean, a machine washable mop perhaps? And you know we’re all out doing things quickly…
The wide head on this mop makes is easy to cover larger areas quicker. The cotton head is machine washable, so it can be thoroughly cleaned after every use.
Its lightweight with a durable, long handle measuring 80 cm (31”) in length.
The mop is perfectly suited to homes, schools, halls, large offices, and corridors.
For the ultimate clean, use the mop with Sheiner’s Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray. Squirt and sweep for a spotless and sanitised hard floor.
How NOT To Clean Wooden Floors
When reading information on how to clean better, we discover great new products along the way that do the cleaning chores for us. But, have you ever considered what NOT to do when it comes to cleaning your wooden floors.
Wooden flooring is cosy and stylish with a natural appearance that reveals the beauty of patterns in the wood. Being uninformed on what to use on your floors could result in unnecessary costs, effort, and perhaps a few tears.
Using the correct floor cleaning products and methods are important to keep the shape and shine.
We make assumptions or listen to misguided advice and end up triggering that chain of damaging events that we mentioned at the beginning of this article.
So, here is a comprehensive list on what to avoid if you want to keep your wooden floors in great condition.
- Use acidic-based products frequently that strips away at the surface coating, losing the shine on the wood.
- Scrub with scours or abrasive cloths that scratch the wood.
- Use too much water otherwise the wood will swell. When a lot of water penetrates the hardwood, it expands causing the seams of the boards to crack.
- Use a steam mop on wooden floors. You might as well just pour a bucket of boiling hot water over your floors, which is the worst thing to do.
- Vacuum without the correct attachments because the wood will get scuffed.
- Use products containing ammonia as it will damage the look and quality of the wood.
- Apply wax although it’s quite common that people still do this. The waxy layer actually attracts dirt, dust, debris and hair to stick to the surface.
- Wash with oil soap as it gets absorbed into the wood and inhibits the wood from properly drying out. An oily surface becomes dangerous and could promote damp and rotting.
- Use a dirty cloth or mop. It not only spreads the dirt, but the debris is scratching the wood’s surface. It’s very unsanitary and should be avoided at all costs.
- Wait too long between maintenance jobs. Initially it may feel like an overwhelming chore but the longer you leave, the worse surface scratches get, more dirt accumulates and gets trapped, leaving your floor looking uneven and dull. You may also want to minimise the activity of high heels and dog’s nails over wooden flooring as this is the most common cause of surface scratching.
Wherever possible, avoid using these agents and materials on your wooden floors if you want to maintain its good quality and appearance. There are special products available to help you provide the best care for wooden flooring.