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Steam mop on wooden floor?

(7 Posts)
Cuppaand2biscuits Sat 26-Dec-15 20:45:27

That's it really, will a steam mop ruin a wooden floor?

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 26-Dec-15 20:55:14

Oak floors here and I use the steam cleaner ('x 5' - too much middle of the night tv when pregnant grin).

I use it with the heating on and the windows open to create heat and a draft all at once to dry the floors as quickly as possible.

My floors are fine but aren't shiny from it. I don't know if it's doing any damage tbh but I love how fresh they are when done.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 26-Dec-15 20:57:23

Don't risk it.

Titsywoo Sat 26-Dec-15 22:58:00

I asked this somewhere and answer was a big no! I use method wooden floor cleaner and a microfiber mop and seems to work fine.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 26-Dec-15 23:02:37

Oops blush am now lurking with great interest.

Wolfiefan Sat 26-Dec-15 23:03:46

Not unless it is a sealed floor I believe.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 26-Dec-15 23:07:45

Wood doesn't like changes in humidity, which make it split. I can imagine you might be minimising the damage by drying it very fast, but I can't imagine the steam isn't penetrating at all, so I think it will still be hurting the wood.
I love my steam cleaner but don't let it near wood (except when I went a bit mad when it was new and wrecked the varnish on our kitchen table...)

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