Flooring is normally one of the most important aspects of every construction. When it comes to flooring, there are normally quite a number of flooring materials to choose from. The most common include tiles, concrete, and wooden floors. Hardwood flooring is a favorite choice of flooring materials because they are easy to clean, simple to replace and also because they look so elegant. Whether your floor is old, new or laminate, you will need to clean it regularly in order to maintain its elegant look. There are many products on the market that you can buy for cleaning your hardwood floor. However, vinegar is probably one of the most economical and simplest products to use for hardwoodfloor cleaning. If you're interested in using a green cleaning solution opposed to heavy chemicals, this also makes vinegar a great choice.
How to clean hardwood flooring with vinegar
Start by mixing approximately ½ cup of white vinegar to one gallon of warm water. The acetic acid contained in the vinegar will enable the mixture to remove all the grease stains on the floor without leaving any residue that may cause problems when refinishing your floor. You should note, the success of vinegar hardwood floor cleaning is highly determined by the proper mixing of water and vinegar. Excessive water will cause swelling and warping of the floor which eventually leads to the rippling of the wood. After mixing vinegar and water in the right ratios, you will need a sponge mop to enable you clean the floor in the best way. You can buy an inexpensive sponge mop but be sure that it has the spring type wringer on it. If your floor has some sticky spills on it, you will need to buy a sponge mop that has a semi-abrasive pad. If you are only cleaning a small part of the floor, you can get on your knees and use a small piece of cloth to clean the floor. You should never use the commercial type of cotton mops. This is because these cotton mops will absorb a lot of water that can damage your floor. The key to successful cleaning of hardwood flooring is to remove as much water as possible from the mop. If you notice that your mop has a lot of water on it, you should use an absorbent cotton cloth or towel to wipe the floor dry. For more details or to get design consultation with one of our courteous, expert advisers, contact us, or visit any of our 4 SHOWROOM LOCATIONS locations to learn more.