Are you looking for the best hardwood floor cleaner out there? Or maybe you’re looking for the best DIY cleaning products? Or you’re one of the many people out there who notices streaks after cleaning floors, and you want to know how to clean hardwood floors without streaks. Luckily, you’ve found all the info right here with my DIY hardwood floor cleaner recipe.
This great DIY cleaning product is the ultimate solution to cleaning floors because it doesn’t require rinsing. That means less work for you because you don’t have to do a second pass at your floors to get that floor cleaner off!
And this floor cleaner is super versatile! You can use it in a spray bottle and apply it with a flat head mop. Or, mix this in a bucket and use it with a microfiber head wring mop. And yes, we will talk about the best mop for hardwood floors. So all you hardwood floor owners, get ready for the best hardwood floor guide you could ever ask for.
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DIY Hardwood Floor Cleaner
This recipe works because the small amount of dish soap gently lifts dirt off your floors without leaving residue behind. The vinegar cuts grease and residue and reveals your hardwood floor’s natural shine.
To make this recipe, you need three ingredients that you probably already have in your home.
- 1/2 teaspoon dish soap
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 5 – 10 drops essential oil (optional)
The essential oil isn’t for cleaning purposes. It’s just a nice way to customize the scent of your cleaning product. So if you don’t have essential oils or you don’t like them, skip them!
Best Mop for Hardwood Floors
I’m not saying you need to rush out and buy a new mop just to clean your hardwood floors. Whatever mop you have, you can certainly use with a proper hardwood floor cleaner. However, a great mop cuts your cleaning time down by SO MUCH. And you’ll get better, streak-free floors with a great mop.
So what mop should you choose? The Maker’s Clean Mop. The Maker’s Mop features a 360° pivot head so you can easily maneuver in and around tight spaces. And the Swivel lock lets you steady the head when you’re cleaning walls, windows, and more. Pair the best hardwood floor cleaner with the best mop and watch your floors get clean and streak-free in no time!
How to Clean Hardwood Floors
So now you know the best hardwood floor cleaning recipe out there, but how do you use it? For a flat head mop or the Maker’s Mop, add the ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix. Then, spray a section of floors and mop. And don’t forget to mop in the direction of the wood grain to reduce the appearance of streaks.
For a microfiber head wring mop, you’ll want to double the amount of soap and vinegar, quadruple the amount of water, and mix in a bucket. And don’t forget to wring your mop out very well. And, just like with a flat head mop, move in the direction of the wood grain to reduce the appearance of streaks.
Best Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Personally, I think this is the best hardwood floor cleaner out there. If you think so too, or you have a modified recipe drop a comment below! Plus, Clean My Space wants to know your questions about floor cleaning!
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And if you need more help cleaning your floors, be sure to check out my article How to Clean Hardwood Floors Without Streaks!, for more DIY floor cleaners, read DIY Floor Cleaners (Hardwood, Laminate, & Vinyl), and for more info on floor materials don’t forget Hardwood vs. Laminate vs. Engineered Hardwood Floors | What’s the Difference?
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