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How to clean hardwood floors?

I don't know if the hardwood floors are polished wood or non-porous hardwood floors. Can I use something like Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner to spray the floor and then mop it?
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Bona is what youre looking for. Blue top jug.


1. Vacuum
2. Wipe with dry mop to remove excess dust
3. Spray Bona, let it work for 3-5mins
4. Wipe with a clean mop head
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Sgt_Strider wrote: I don't know if the hardwood floors are polished wood or non-porous hardwood floors. Can I use something like Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner to spray the floor and then mop it?
I would not use APC. There are cleaners that are specifically formulated for cleaning wood floors, Method is one of them.
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Always use the right tool / chemical / fluid for the right task.
Do you use All-Purpose Cleaner as shampoo?
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mickman wrote: I would not use APC. There are cleaners that are specifically formulated for cleaning wood floors, Method is one of them.
I've never heard of Method before. Can I buy this at RCSS?
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We use several kinds of Swiffers in our house on various types of floors … including on our hardwood
The regular type works great for floor sweeping / dusting

https://swiffer.com/en-us/shop-products ... tarter-kit

While the wet mop (squirter) version has a cleaner you can buy specifically for hardwood

https://swiffer.com/en-us/shop-products ... tarter-kit

Floors get swiffered with the sweeper / duster once every 2 or 3 days … great for dust bunnies
And swiffered with the wet squirter one once a week or so.
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Sgt_Strider wrote: I'm assuming Method will kill bacterias and viruses?
Unless it specifically says it kills bacteria and viruses, you should assume it doesn't.
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Sgt_Strider wrote: So how do I use it and how much should I use? Do you have any recommendations for a mop that won't damage the hardwood floor? I'm assuming Method will kill bacterias and viruses?

Thx.
A clean hardwood floor isn't a good media for bacteria and viruses to live on.
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smitty9999 wrote: A clean hardwood floor isn't a good media for bacteria and viruses to live on.
Can you explain why?

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