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Cleaning wooden floors?

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LegoStarWars Mon 22-May-17 10:51:33

I'm hopefully moving house soon, and the new place has wooden floors throughout. I've never had these before! Have always just had carpet (hoover) and lino/stone (mop).

So… how's best to clean them? Kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedrooms… I'm guessing a hoover won't be brilliant. Is it just a case of sweeping constantly? Then a mop for kitchen/bathroom?

aginghippy Mon 22-May-17 10:56:41

I have a special hard floor head for my hoover and use that for the wood floors. I wash them using a sponge mop and Method wood floor cleaner.

Heratnumber7 Mon 22-May-17 11:08:01

Are they wood? Or laminate!

misscph1973 Mon 22-May-17 11:10:12

You can definitely use a hoover, just make sure the brush thing on the head is down.

Method wood floor cleaner or soap flakes for washing. I prefer to get down on my hands and knees scrubbing with a soft brush and a cloth to wipe off excess water.

is it real wood or laminate? If real wood, is it varnished?

MrsBadger Mon 22-May-17 11:10:38

hoover is good if it has the right kind of head (better than sweeping which just scrapes the dirt around) then Lakeland e-cloth -type mop with barely-damp head

LegoStarWars Mon 22-May-17 11:54:37

I'm pretty sure it's real wood floorboards, and they look varnished.

I'd need to buy a new hoover if I was going to have one – are there any that are particularly good for wood floors?

Thanks for suggestions – will look into Method cleaner and the ecloths.

MrsBadger Mon 22-May-17 12:07:31

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LegoStarWars Mon 22-May-17 12:23:34

Ooh that looks really good!

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