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How do you clean hardwood floors?

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Post Sun, Apr 14 2024, 8:20 am
I have read opposite ideas online. Some say you can use a little water with cleanser. Some say NO water ever on wood floors. Some use a wood cleaner like Bona.
What do you use? and what kind of mop?
I feel like I need guidance down to every detail how to clean my floors.
And what do you about drying? air dry or cloth dry? etc...
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Post Sun, Apr 14 2024, 8:45 am
I use the Bona type of cleaner which comes with the microfiber type of mop.

What is really *death* to wood floors is grit so the most important thing is to vacuum regularly and use the attachment that is meant for wood floors and not rugs or carpets. A wood floor attachment has softer bristles and doesn't spin or beat because that kind of action is not necessary for wood and actually scratches the finish.

If I drop something or notice that there is particular splotch then I would take a damp cloth just to clean up the blotch but I would make sure that I had dried it thoroughly
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Post Wed, May 01 2024, 8:37 am
I was told by our contractor to wash with very little water once a week- so we decided to buy the swiffer- it gets the job done quick , and to clean any sudden spills to clean right away..
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Post Wed, May 01 2024, 8:40 am
I can’t imagine never washing the floors I walk on daily. I use water and mild soap and cloth dry afterwards. After years it shows but by then it’s time to have it refinished. I’ll rather live with floors that are a little scuffed, than dirty.
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Post Wed, May 01 2024, 9:15 am
I use Murphy oil with a bit of water and dry with a cloth after
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Post Wed, May 01 2024, 9:17 am
I have an electric mop that immediately sucks the water back up so the floors get clean without accumulating moisture.
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