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Best way to clean wooden floors?

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GnarlyOldGoatDude Fri 20-Nov-15 07:38:26

Have got lots of oak flooring which I Hoover regularly, but looks grubby and needs some kind of actual clean! Tried a steam mop years ago and it made it go all dull- is my only option a proper old fashioned mop? <aarrgh>

Any advice gratefully received!

Whatdoiknow31 Fri 20-Nov-15 20:53:41

We had the same problem with our walnut laminate so bought the laminate version of this:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000IU3W0C?keywords=hg%20wood%20floor%20cleaner&qid=1448052509&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

It has brought it up lovely. Shines but not slippy. We dilute in a bucket and wash the floor with this:

www.amazon.co.uk/Enviroproducts-10620-E-cloth-Mop-Set/dp/B003WKSTJY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448052730&sr=8-2&keywords=e+cloth+mop

Best floor mop we've ever had. Doesn't leave floor really wet which is fatal for wood/laminate

EllieJayJay Fri 20-Nov-15 20:57:51

I use Method for wood floors, squirt and mop - smells lovely and cleans up very nice

I also give it a good scrub with a non abrasive sponge thing with this stuff every once in a while

Am going to look at these other mops though thanks for the links whatdoI

EllieJayJay Fri 20-Nov-15 20:59:51

Oooo will be ordering that smile thank you!

FreeWorker1 Fri 20-Nov-15 21:06:32

Gnarly do you mean old oak floor boards or engineered wood?

I just cleaned old unvarnished pine floor boards today with Danish oil, hands and knees and wire wool.

We have varnished pine ones too but we use a spray bottle, very little water required with a wood floor detergent in and a Karcher electric mop machine with spinning brushes. You can use a floor mop but the key is very little water. Hands and knees and a plastic scrubber if the floor dirt is tough.

GnarlyOldGoatDude Fri 20-Nov-15 23:11:54

Thanks all, will look at those links. I think I may even have an e-mop thing from years ago.

freeworker it's engineered wood, done by previous owners about 9 years ago.

I'm ashamed how infrequently it's been cleaned. Hoovered lots, but hardly ever washed, mainly as there's lots of it, and furniture in the way.

FreeWorker1 Fri 20-Nov-15 23:23:42

Small amount of water, just a spray with wood soap and on your hands and knees with a sponge or very gentle scourer if its really bad.

Then a fine spray and mop over with some kind of non slip polish to give a satin finish and bring up the colour of the wood.

Its worth the effort. Move your furniture to one side of the room and do half, leave to dry, move it back to other side and do the other side.

It took me two hours today on a 5 x 4 metre room but it was really badly dirty after sugar soaping walls, decorating and replacing a fireplace.

GnarlyOldGoatDude Sat 21-Nov-15 08:23:24

Thank you! Will attack it next time have got rid of the kids!

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