Taking Care of Your Wood Floors
We get a lot of calls asking how clean Antique Wood Flooring. Here are our thoughts and you can purchase our favorite product:
Protect Your Solid Investment
Solid hardwood floors are among the easiest to keep clean. Protect their warmth and character with simple, everyday cleaning techniques.
It’s important to know how to prevent damage to your solid hardwood floors.
DIRT and GRIT : Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floor’s worst enemies.They act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling. Place floor mats at entrances to trap dirt and prevent damage.
WATER AND OTHER SPILLS : Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen.
FURNITURE : Lift the furniture to move it — avoid dragging. Felt contacts under the legs will help prevent scratches.
DENTS : Vacuum with a brush attachment — don’t use vacuums with beater bars.
SWEEP : Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.
VACUUM : Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.
Some professionals recommend that you damp mop your hardwood floor and others cringe at the suggestion. Just remember, if your floor’s finish is in good shape and mopping is done correctly, the water won’t penetrate even the oil and wax finishes. You’re cleaning the finish, not the wood, so don’t use water if the finish is in poor shape.
This is the fastest and best way to deep-clean solid hardwood floors. Depending on how much use your floor gets, you may have to mop it as often as once a week. Use a neutral pH wood cleaner and water, or manufacturer recommended products. Wet the mop and wring so it’s about half-dry. Wet the floor with the mop. Dip the mop into clean water, wring it as dry as you can and mop over the floor again.
Heavy-Duty Mopping: If floors are property sealed, the little extra water and cleaner required will not injure your hardwood floor, but use common sense.
Vinegar: Often prescribed to clean hardwood floors — does nothing for removing grease and soil.
We personally use doTerra On Guard Concentrated Cleaner to clean our floors. We squeeze the mop out of excess water and mop away! doTerra concentrated cleaner is made with Clove oil which is the highest antioxidant known to man! Second only to raw sumac bran, ground clove has the astounding ORAC value of 290,283 units! That value means per gram cloves contain 30x more anti-oxidants than blueberries which have a value of 9,621.
(OnGuard is also available in an essential oil form that is edible and works wonders in a cool mist diffuser).
Not only are you cleaning your space but you are improving your health at the same time! Average store bought products are full of toxic, synthetic substances that compromise our well being. doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with the proprietary doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG Certified Pure Theraputic Grade®essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability.
This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.
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