How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can add warmth and elegance to any home, but they require proper maintenance to keep them looking their best. Cleaning hardwood floors may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and techniques, you can easily maintain their beauty for years to come.

Hardwood floor in a living room

Cleaning Frequency

Regular cleaning is key to maintaining hardwood floors. Aim to clean them at least once a week, adjusting the frequency based on foot traffic. Promptly address spills and stains to prevent them from causing damage.

Preparing Your Floors

Before cleaning, ensure your floors are free of dirt and debris by vacuuming them thoroughly. This step prevents scratches and ensures the cleaning solution works effectively.

For optimal results, consider using the following Bona® products:

  1. Bona® Premium Spray Mop for Hardwood Floors: This revolutionary spray mop comes with Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner Original Formula in a convenient cartridge, along with the Bona® Microfiber Cleaning Pad. It offers easy and quick cleaning, perfect for maintaining your floors, corners, baseboards, and furniture.
  2. Bona® Microfiber Cleaning Pad: Featuring a unique dual design, this cleaning pad effectively breaks up grime and absorbs dirt. Environmentally friendly and machine washable, it fits all Bona® mops, ensuring a thorough clean every time.
  3. Bona® Hardwood Cleaner Cartridge: Specifically designed for the Bona® Hardwood Spray Floor Mop, this 34 oz cartridge gently removes dust, dirt, and grime from your floors. It dries fast, leaves no residue, and is suitable for unwaxed, polyurethane, and lacquer finished wood floors.
  4. Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner: With GREENGUARD GOLD certification, this cleaner is safe for your home and family. It effectively removes dust, dirt, and grime while taking gentle care of your hardwood floors.
Bona® Microfiber Cleaning Pad
Bona® Premium Spray Mop

Cleaning Process

Follow these steps for effective hardwood floor cleaning:

  1. Vacuum the floors to remove loose dirt and debris.
  2. Use the Bona® Premium Spray Mop to apply Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner onto the floors.
  3. Mop the floors with the Bona® Microfiber Cleaning Pad, working in small sections at a time.
  4. Allow the floors to air dry, ensuring no excess moisture remains.
Vacuuming the wood floors

Maintenance Tips

To prolong the life of your hardwood floors, incorporate these maintenance tips:

  • Use entryway mats to trap dirt and debris.
  • Attach rubber pads to furniture legs to prevent scratches.
  • Promptly clean up spills to prevent stains.
  • Regularly sweep and vacuum using a soft-bristle attachment.

By following these cleaning and maintenance tips, you can ensure that your hardwood floors remain beautiful and durable for years to come.

tips for crealing hardwood floors