5.25.2011

Wood Floor Cleaner



My wood floor seemed to be developing a subtle haze shortly after it was cleaned lately. I think my spray on cleaner was creating some build up. So, there is only one thing to do...and it involves getting on your hands and knees!

Add a mixture of 9 parts white vinegar and 1 part warm water to an empty spray bottle and spray and scrub the entire floor surface with a terry cloth rag every few months or so to avoid cleaner build up.

Within minutes the vinegar smell will disappear and your floors will gleam!

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12 comments :

  1. You could go one step further and clean with vinegar all the time - I don't use floor cleaner any more - the fumes were irritating me. I blogged about the great uses for vinegar last year, you might like to take a look, it's awesome stuff! http://natashaburns.blogspot.com/2010/06/cool-tips-1-greener-cleaner-and-way.html

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  2. I am always amazed at the versatility of our good friend vinegar!

    Janet xox

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  3. i love vinegar and i also love its smell. are you try to remind me that i should clean my floors? i know they are in great need!!

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  4. All natural cleaner rocks! I am going to make this...I don't have wood floors, but I have tons of wood cabinets and they are starting to look no so new.

    XO
    Delighted Momma

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  5. Vinegar and water were all that I ever used on our floors in Seattle and they were beautiful. I kept the handy spray bottle under the sink so that I could wipe up in front of the stove and sink on a daily basis.

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  6. never thought to do this, i'm so glad you shared this tip!

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  7. reminder to self on this tidbit whenever I can get hardwood floors =D

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  10. Vinegar is a mild acid. It can, over time, start etching the finish on wood floors. I would be careful about using too much of it or using it too often.

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  11. I'm pretty sure I've said it before, but I love vinegar. :)

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  12. This is so good to know...thank you for sharing!

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