How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Learning how to clean your hardwood floors doesn’t have to be intimidating! I remember when my floors were first installed….I was actually really nervous to clean them for the first time! I had bought all of the materials and remember looking over the bottles a million times making sure the items I had on hand were safe for my floors!

how to clean hardwood floors

Before we get started, if you want to see our kitchen reveals with our favorite engineered hardwoods, we have linked our epic kitchen reveals!

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My Daily Hardwood Floor Routine

Typically after each meal, I’m busting out this vacuum to get the crumbs off of my floor. I have been obsessed with vacuum for a few months now. It works PERFECTLY on my hardwoods. It actually sucks up the debris without spitting it back out and hitting your feet. Isn’t that the WORST?!

If anything get stuck to the floor, I use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to gently remove it with water.

How often to clean your hardwood floors?

You’ll know when it’s time to clean your floors because they will eventually look a little dull. Once or twice per month, I use the Bona floor cleaner and a microfiber mop to gently clean my floors. I use it the same way I would every other mop!

This cleaner is amazing and will revive your floors in no time! I also love it because it because it is a safer option for families due to the low VOC emissions.

TIP: For wood floors, make sure you are cleaning them with the grain, not against it.

How to polish your hardwood floors

After months of wear and tear, your floors are going to need to be polished. I use the Bona floor polish because it is a low gloss formula. My floors have more of a matte look which I want to preserve. The polish is going to fill in the micro-scratches on your floor to get them looking great again!

Vacuum | Floor Polish | Microfiber Pad | Floor Cleaner | Mop

What are your favorite products for cleaning hardwood floors? Any tips I should know?

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