If you wish to know some homemade wood floor cleaners to clean your floor, read the tips given below.

Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner

Hardwood floors, no doubt, enhance the elegance of a house. The class and sophistication provided by such floors is simply irreplaceable. However, though they are an asset to home decoration, they do require lot of care and maintenance. Unlike ordinary floors, special care is needed while cleaning hardwood floors, as they are quite delicate and easily prone to damage. For this purpose, there are specially devised cleaners available in the market. On the contrary, if you want to be hundred percent safe, try the homemade wood cleaners, just like the ones listed below.
Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaners 
  • Mix ½ cup of vinegar in one gallon of water. Use this mixture to clean the floors, with the help of a sponge. Make sure you do not apply the cleaner directly on the floor.
  • You can also use vegetable oil and vinegar for cleaning the floor. Make a solution by mixing oil and vinegar in 1:1 ratio and apply a thin coat of the solution on the surface. This would an ideal solution to get rid of deep and tough stains.
  • Mineral oil can also be used for cleaning wooden floors, with the help of a soft cloth. Even the scuffmarks can be removed with the help of this particular cleaner.
  • Tea is another effective homemade cleaner for hard floors. It is one of the most natural products to clean wooden flooring. For this, brew anywhere from 5 to 20 tea bags, in about 2 quarts of water. Strain the solution and apply it on the floor, with the help of a soft cloth. It will not only clean the floor, but also bring out the grain of the wood and add a nice shine to it. No rinsing with water is required and remember - use damp mop only.
  • If you have growing children in the house, it is normal to get crayon stains or chewing gum glued on your wooden floor. To remove them, all you need to do is freeze the stain with an ice pack. Once frozen, gently scrape it off. Do not use an extremely sharp knife for the purpose; else, you might end up ruining the flooring.
  • Rubbing alcohol or turpentine works best in cases of burns. It not only removes the stains, but also restores the shine of your wooden flooring.  
  • In case you have oil stains on the floor, the best bet would be to use paper towels to soak all of it. However, there is likely to be a residue even after using the paper towels. If it is so, try icing the residue. Once it freezes, gently scrape it off.
  • For cleaning wood floor laminate, mix 2 cups each of white vinegar and water. Now add, 1 cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of unscented, dye-free dish soap. Wet a sponge mop with this solution and squeeze it until it is almost dry. Now, mop the floor with this and later, wipe it using a rag or old towel.  
  • To retain the shine and polish of your wooden floor, just apply a few drops of jojoba oil/ linseed oil on it and mop well. Remove excess oil, if any.

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