6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes


6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes

No doubt, hardwood or laminate floors act as an aesthetic feature in a house. They demand more than regular cleaning and maintenance. While there are many commercial cleaners to clean your hardwood floors, it is always wise to prefer natural ones for several reasons. Not only natural wood cleaner is safe to use, unlike toxic chemical cleaners, but it is also equally effective, or maybe more! This article depicts some DIY wood floor cleaner recipes you can use for an all-natural hardwood cleaning.

Vinegar And Vegetable Oil Cleaner

Vegetable oil and vinegar, when combined, work perfectly in cleaning laminated floors. Combine equal parts of both components and transfer the mixture in an empty perfume bottle. Use this spray after vacuuming your hardwood floors.

6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes
6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes

Lime- Olive Oil Cleaner

Want your laminated flooring to restore its shine? Use a cleaner made from olive oil, lime juice, and warm water (preferably hot). This wood floor cleaner will not only clean your flooring but will also impart a shine to it.

Aromatic Vinegar Wood Floor Cleaner

Prepare an aromatic cleaner by combining vinegar, fragrance oil, and water. You can use any fragrance oil like lavender, tea tree, peppermint, etc. Just add 5-6 drops to make your cleaner smell brilliant. Use this vinegar cleaner when you’re about to mop the flooring.

Castile Soap Cleaner

Castile soap can be used to create a DIY hardwood floor cleaning solution. Just mix 1-2 tsp. of castile soap with 3 cups of warm water and 6-7 drops of any essential oil of your choice. Use an empty perfume bottle to store this cleaner. This castile soap cleaner is excellent to use on laminated and bamboo floors. But remember you don’t have to overspray.

Soapy Vinegar Wood Floor Cleaner

Employ mild liquid soap or plant-based soap and mix it with distilled vinegar. Spray this soapy vinegar solution after sweeping the floor. This solution will remove all the stains from the wood surface.

Black Tea Floor Cleaner

If you think tea will stain your laminated floors, you are wrong. Instead, it will clean up the dirt and leave a good shine on the flooring. Boil 5-6 cups of water and brew a few tea bags (3 to 4). Keep brewing for 9-10 minutes. Use this solution with the help of a cleaning pad or cotton linen.

6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes
6 DIY Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes

Wood Floor Cleaning/Maintenance Tips

  • Vacuum your laminated floors every day. Make sure they are free from pet hair and dirt.
  • Do not use a steam mop. Also, refrain from using abrasive cleaning products.
  • Whenever using a natural cleaner, use a dry sponge and saturate it in the cleaner. Make sure to wipe up water completely from the floor to avoid damage. Also, never overspray.
  • You should always test a cleaner on a small area of your floor and then use it on the entire floor.
  • Keep pets away from the hardwood floors or use a pet rug. Also, keep dirty footwear, heavy objects, and sliding furniture at bay.
  • Read the product label before using a particular wood floor cleaner.
  • Keep felt protectors beneath furniture legs to avoid scratches.
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