What's the Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood floors are often a home’s most treasured characteristic. They’re durable, esthetically pleasing, and can even increase the value of your home. But with an investment of that scale, you want to ensure you’re taking the best care possible of your floors. 

With so many products, opinions, and how-to's out there, it’s hard to cut through the noise and determine the best way to clean your hardwood floors. That’s why we think it’s best to hear from woodcare experts themselves. Here, we’re sharing our best tips for keeping your hardwood floors clean and in excellent shape for years to come.

Use the right products

Finding the right cleaning products for your hardwood floors can be challenging. First, it needs to be effective. But you also want to ensure it’s safe for you and your family. In addition to that, you also need a solution that protects your investment and improves its longevity. Luckily, we have cleaning and maintenance products that check all those boxes.

For quick spot and spill treatment 

WOCA Natural Soap Spray is your go-to everyday cleaner. Floors, furniture, tables, stairs, and even toys — this cleaner is great for all of that. It’s ready-mixed oil and natural soap mixture make it effective and easy to use, while it’s nourishing properties keep your hardwoods looking great and protected from dirt and liquids.

For regular cleaning

For cleaning outside of everyday maintenance, check out our full-size WOCA Natural Soap Hardwood Floor Cleaner. It’s the same formula from our spray, just in a larger size to cover more surface area. Available in three colors, it’s perfect for new oiled hardwood and prefinished oiled floors.

For deep cleaning

When it’s time for spring cleaning or you want a deeper clean throughout the year, WOCA Oil Refresher is your best bet. It cleans and re-oils at the same time, saving you lots of time and effort while extending the life of your hardwood floors. You can’t beat that type of efficiency!

For an entire refresh

When you regularly use the products above, you should get quite a few years out of your hardwood floors before you have to do a more intense refresh. Three to five years to be exact. With WOCA Maintenance Diamond Active, you can breathe new life into your floors with the added protection you know and love from our products. Pro tip: Prep your floor with Intensive Wood Cleaner beforehand to ensure the deepest penetration of your maintenance oil.

Avoid the wrong products

Choosing the wrong products to clean your hardwood floors can be bad for a few reasons. Not only do you want to ruin or tarnish the strength of your floors, but you also want to make sure the products you use are safe to do so. Be sure to avoid products with:

    • High volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    • Vinegar
    • Ammonia

Also be sure to stay clear of DIY cleaning solutions, as you never know how chemicals will react with one another. It’s always best to stick with tried and tested solutions. 

Stay consistent

To keep your hardwood floors clean and long-lasting, consistency is key. That doesn’t mean to need to clean and polish them every day, but using the right products on a consistent basis will definitely help. Stay on track with our Natural Cleaning Products Subscription. Get the exact products delivered when you need them. Don’t need an upcoming shipment? No problem! Add and remove products at any time and adjust how often we send them to you. 

The best of the best in hardwood floor cleaner

WOCA is proud to offer effective and environmentally responsible woodcare products. The durability and longevity of your hardwood floors shouldn’t be compromised because of bad products. So when you’re ready to discover the best way to clean your hardwood floors, browse all of our sustainable products to find the best solution for you. 

Reviews (2 comments)

  • Rocco Giunta On

    What product do I use on my oil finished floors immediately after they have been installed?

  • Rebecca Brandon On

    I have pine floors that were distressed then finished with DuraSeal oil finish. Are your products compatible with DuraSeal finishes?

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