If you have the real deal when it comes to floorboards, then a DIY floor cleaner is a must. NO chemicals, artificial fillers, fragrances and rubbish that can ruin your floors in the long term.
Excess water is also the cause of streaky floors, so when mopping make sure you really wring out that mop, or even better just spray the floors and mop as you go.
You may have read that vinegar is the best for all floors, but not necessarily for hardwood. It can be pretty harsh. So for this recipe, no vinegar.
DIY hardwood floor cleaner
- Fill your laundry sink (enough to cover a mop) or a bucket
- Hot water
- 2 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)
- Make sure your mop is not dripping wet when sliding it around your floors
You can pre-make up this recipe and keep in a glass bottle, or just make as you go.
Check out all my other cleaning tips and tricks over here.