Products/cleaners to avoid with hardwood flooring

What type of products/cleaners should NOT be used on a hardwood floor?

Asked by Julie on 29th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"When choosing a cleaning method for your hardwood floors, avoid Vinegar and Ammonia. Cleaning products that have a base of vinegar or ammonia eat away at the dirt on your floor - and also the floor's finish itself."
Answered on 30th Jan 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"Don’t use any liquid that has acid or stain as it will effect the wood in many ways"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report

The best way to know this is check the instruction of the floor bought, but most would say use warm soapy water with no strong chemicals"
Answered on 5th Aug 2023 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Do not use harsh chemicals and abrasives to clean wood flooring."
Answered on 29th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"One of the best ways to clean hardwood is dry cleaning, there are special brooms that we put a kind of wet cloth and wipe, there is also a similar broom with a cleaning liquid attached and at the bottom it is like a normal broom. We try to avoid the mop on wooden floors because the water passes through the joints of the wood, i.e. the joints."
Answered on 29th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
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