Parquet floor cleaning

What's the best type of mop to use on wooden parquet floors?

Asked by Karen on 17th Sep 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"For wooden parquet floors, it’s best to use a mop that is gentle and won’t scratch the surface. A microfiber mop is a great choice because it effectively picks up dirt and dust without damaging the wood. Additionally, microfiber mops are lightweight and easy to maneuver, making them ideal for cleaning wooden floors. Avoid using string or sponge mops, as they can leave behind excess water, which may damage the wood. Always make sure to wring out the mop thoroughly before using it on wooden parquet floors."
Answered on 19th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"1. Water for all parquet floors
You don’t want to use a specialised product? The floor is not too dirty? Mopping with just warm water is the best way to clean your parquet wood floor. Make sure the damp mop is not too wet. Or dry the floor after mopping. If too much moisture stays on the floor, this is bad for the wood. For an untreated floor it is always better to use distilled water.

2. Vinegar for treated parquet floors
Did you get grease stains on your parquet floor? You can add a little cleaning vinegar to the water. Do not use too much vinegar, because vinegar is a grease remover and may affect an oil coating. Once in a while doesn’t do any harm. To be absolutely certain, you can mop your parquet floor once more with just water.

3. Soft household soap for treated parquet floors
Soft household soap can be used to mop parquet floors. However, there is contradictory advice. Soft household soap is extremely greasy, and may not produce the best result on varnished floors.

4. Do not use bleach, ammonia or all-purpose cleaners
Use soft household soap and vinegar in limited amounts. However, these products are less aggressive than bleach, ammonia or all-purpose cleaners. If you use these products occasionally they won’t damage your parquet floor immediately. If you use them frequently, they do affect the varnish coating and ultimately your parquet.

As you can see, it is extremely important that you take account of the finish of your parquet floor during cleaning. The above-mentioned tips work less well for stubborn dirt. If you prefer to have a guarantee, use our specialised HG floor cleaning products. HG has a suitable solution for every parquet floor that is safe and will even remove stubborn dirt from your floor."
Answered on 18th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Microfibre mop , like a vielida which is a spray mop which you can purchase on amazon,ebay or any supermarket."
Answered on 17th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Karcher wiping mop. Its easy. Special cleaning formula"
Answered on 17th Sep 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
"For wet cleaning, I recommend only rectangular cotton mops. Unfortunately, round mops are completely unsuitable for wooden floors. I also do not recommend aggressive mops with rubbing elements. Perhaps they will work well on porcelain stoneware, but they certainly should not be used for varnished floors"
Answered on 24th Oct 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"I would use a flash mop or spray mop, nothing that leaves too much water on the floor as this will swell the wood leading to issues."
Answered on 2nd Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"A steam mop isA steam mop with a wooden parquet cleaner is preferable. preferred."
Answered on 8th Jul 2024 - Member since Jun 2024 - report
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