Wood floors tend to fragile and very hard to take care off, but been honest, the reality is that hardwood floors are very resistant. If well-maintained can last long and withstand pets, kids, spills & dirt. Hardwood floors are easy to maintain. Just with regular vacuuming you can maintian your wood floors since it removes the dust that can scratch the finish. According to Cleany the next thing to do is use products that have different effect on the hardwood floor one is clean and the other to protect the finish. When using this type of cleaning products your hardwood floors are proctected and can resist the wear and tear the members of the family dishes out. Is very simple to clean wood floors, the key is choosing the right products that suit your floor needs. This can help get the job done faster and easier.
At Cleany we like to test new types of soaps, sprays and stain removers every now and then to find the best cleaning products, including wood floor cleaners. When we test these cleaners, we evaluate how well they remove a sticky, dried-on gelatin mixture we precisely paint onto hardwood planks, how quickly and completely they remove scuff marks, ease of application and drying time. We’ve found that the best cleaners are those specifically formulated for use on hard, surface-finished or polyurethane-treated floors. These cleaners have ingredients to dissolve dirt and grime without damaging the coating or dulling the shine. Please note that our recomended products are not recommended for floors treated with wax or other penetrating finishes. Here are our top wood floor cleaners.
Bona – Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Bona’s Hardwood Floor Cleaner cuts through sticky soil and erases shoe marks faster than other products. Use the spray with Bona’s own cleaning pad, any plain microfiber pad mop or buy it in a pre-filled cartridge that snaps onto the Bona Spray Mop to get the job done faster.
Murphy – Oil Soap Wood Cleaner
Murphy’s Oil Soap is one of the lowest-priced cleaners on this list, and since it’s concentrated, it will last a long time, provides the best value for your purchase. This wood floor cleaner erases scuff marks with just a few passes. It also is impressive in removing sticky soil, though it takes a little more scrubbing to completely remove residue.
Pledge -Gentle Wood Floor Cleaner
Because it comes in a squeeze bottle, Pledge Clean It Gentle Wood Floor Cleaner is ideal for open areas of wood floors to clean. It’s easier than a trigger to dispense over large areasand quicker than a concentrate that requires mixing. Simply squeeze the bottle to dispense the liquid onto the floor. It dissolving our sticky test soil, but it also required the fewest strokes of any of the other products we tested to completely erase any remaining residue.
Back Dimond – Wood & Laminate Floor Cleaner
Black Diamond’s Wood & Laminate Floor Cleaner is easy to apply, and its clear directions made it one of our top-scoring products for ease of use. Plus, it can be used on finished hardwood and laminate floors. And because it’s in a spray bottle, spot cleaning is as easy as a spritz and a wipe, especially on scuff marks that took only a few passes to remove in our tests.
Swiffer – Wetjet Wood Starter Kit
Good Housekeeping Seal holder Swiffer Wet Jet Mop Wood Floor Starter Kit dispenses cleaner onto the floor through a battery-operated mop and uses textured pads with a scrubby strip to attack soil. Even better: The pads are disposable, which eliminates the need to store a dirty, germy mop. Lights on the mop head make it easy to navigate under furniture, too.
Bona -Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner
This version of Bona’s hardwood floor cleaner is formulated without dyes or scents. It’s certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation to remove dust and other particles from hard floors, perfect for homes where family members are sensitive to irritants. In our tests, it removed scuff marks quickly and did a good job dissolving sticky soil. The trigger spray is very easy to use, especially when targeting spots and stains. Also, the large jug size means refills are always on hand.
Libman – Hardwood Concentrated Floor Cleaner
This Libman hardwood floor cleaning formula is made to be mixed with water for use either in your own bucket or with Libman’s Freedom Dispensing Microfiber Mop. It does a very good job quickly dissolving sticky soil and scuff marks. The bottle top has a handle for easy carrying and a built-in cup for mess-free measuring. Simply squeeze the bottle to fill the measuring cap with the recommended dose of cleaner, and pour it directly into a bucket or the Freedom Mop canister. One little bottle makes four gallons of cleaner, and this innovative package prevents spills and eliminates the need for a separate measuring cup.
Bona – Hardwood Floor Premium Spray Mop
This easy-to-use spray mop has an oversized head, so it covers more ground quickly and cleans floors with a washable, reusable microfiber pad. The on-board cleaner cartridge is refillable for less waste and the mop dispenses a wide, fine spray evenly onto the floor. The long rectangular head maneuvers easily into narrow spaces, and the corners on each side are soft and flexible, so they flip up when you go along walls and baseboards to catch every speck.
Bissell – Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum
To remove dirt and debris from wood floor crevices, you’ll need a good vacuum cleaner. This vacuum did well in our tests and we love its unique, air-powered soft brush. This gentle brush sweeps away particles in the wood floor crevices so they can be vacuumed up and does not scratch the floor like other rotating vacuum brushes.
Dyson – Omni-Glide
This Dyson stick vacuum it’s amazing for wood floors. It has soft, fluffy rollers, goes in any direction and is just the perfect size for stair treads, the edges of the room and around area rugs. The soft rollers pick up large debris and fine particles with ease, all without scratching the wood floor. Plus, it’s lightweight and rechargeable.