Today Michelle writes:

What can I use to safely clean my new prefinished hardwood floors?

Thanks, Michelle

It’s best to clean prefinished hardwood floors with a dust mop, this can be done using a dry swifter or cloth type floor duster.  You can spot clean whenever necessary, but it is important not to use a mop and bucket of water on your floors because the seams are not sealed, just the top of the flooring.  For the spot cleaning method, use a mild solution specifically formulated for prefinished hardwood floors and spray in just the affected area then wipe off immediately.

And remember to read the back of any label to make sure that it is okay to use on the type of surface you are going to be cleaning.  I prefer products that are eco-friendly because I know they won’t be too harsh on my floors. Another way to be sure you are using the right product is to find out what the manufacturer recommends.

Clean My New Prefinished Hardwood  Floors

Each manufacturer has a preferred cleaner they suggest using on your new hardwood floors.  So please read the info that came with your floors or call the manufacturer for more details.

Do you have questions about the selecting or the installation of: tile, carpet or wall treatments (window blinds, etc)? Then email me your tale of woe and perhaps I will be able to answer your questions right here at the Home Makeover Diva Blog!

Written by Amanda Hartley