Hardwood floors bring warmth to any home. Keeping them looking their best requires proper cleaning. While doing it yourself is possible, there is always a reason why we recommend hiring the pros.

Sweep or dust mop your floors daily to remove loose dirt and debris. Therefore, this prevents scratches and keeps dust from building up. A damp mop is used for deeper cleaning. Here’s a frequency guideline:

  • High-traffic areas: Weekly damp mopping
  • Low-traffic areas: Damp mopping every other week

How to Clean Wood Floors?

Preparing Your Floors

Before cleaning, remove furniture or rugs. Vacuum thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or grit that could scratch the floor when damp. Pay close attention to corners and edges.

Materials Needed

  • Microfiber mop
  • Bucket
  • Warm water
  • Mild dish soap (optional)
  • White vinegar (optional)
  • Distilled water (optional)

How to Clean

  • Fill your bucket with warm water. For extra cleaning power, add a few drops of mild dish soap.
  • Dip your microfiber mop in the bucket and wring it out thoroughly. It should be damp, not soaking wet. Excessive moisture can damage hardwood floors.
  • Mop the floor in sections, following the grain of the wood. Similarly, this helps prevent streaking.
  • Rinse the mop frequently in clean water to remove dirt.
  • Allow the floor to air dry completely before walking on it.

How to Remove Stains

  1. For spills or minor stains, act quickly. Blot up the excess with a clean, absorbent cloth. Don’t scrub, as this can spread the stain.
  2. For water-based stains, use a damp microfiber cloth and a small amount of white vinegar solution (mix equal parts water and vinegar).
  3. For oil-based stains, consult a professional cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the floor’s finish.

How to Prevent Streaking

  • Use a well-wrung mop to avoid excess moisture.
  • Mop in the direction of the wood grain.
  • Rinse your mop frequently to remove dirt that can cause streaks.
  • Consider using distilled water to minimize mineral deposits that can leave streaks.


  • Place mats or rugs in high-traffic areas to capture dirt and debris.
  • Trim pet nails regularly to prevent scratches.
  • Use furniture protectors on chairs and table legs.
  • Avoid wearing shoes with abrasive soles on hardwood floors.

Professional Cleaning Services – Why Consider Them?

  • Expertise
  • Deep cleaning
  • Floor restoration
  • Convenience

Professional Wood Floors Cleaning at Your Service

For professional wood floor cleaning services, look no further than Canyon Property Solutions. No need to do it yourself, when our outstanding team can do it for you. Give us a call today!

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