Simply, Naturally Clean Floors - The DIY Method from Lumberjack Direct
Lumberjack Direct cares about the products we sell and provide to our customers, even after the flooring is no longer in our hands. A common concern that our customers share with us is the process of maintaining and cleaning their flooring, especially with hardwood. There is a common misconception that hardwood and LVP floors cannot get wet nor be cleaned with water or that water and vinegar will negatively impact the visuals and performance of their new floors. This just isn’t so.
We want to share with you our favorite cleaning tools and a couple of simple solutions that can easily be made at home with just a few ingredients. Even better, it’s low cost with no harsh chemicals so it’s safe for the environment and the entire family - fur babies, too!
Which Kind of Mops and Brooms Should I Be Using on My Hardwood Floors?
For all things hardwood, we know that we need to take care more mindfully and gently. This doesn’t mean it has to be an added chore or hassle. Our favorite brooms and mops are of the microfiber variety. This fabric is soft and gentle on the natural texture while getting into those natural grooves and picking up any debris along the way. Most microfiber dust brooms (or ‘dust mop’) are push brooms which we think makes this an even simpler task. This kind of broom and mop are truly excellent for all hard flooring surfaces in your home - hardwood, SPC, LVP, tile, etc.
Here are a couple of our favorite, HGTV-verified microfiber brooms and mops for your floors:
Which cleaning solution is best for my floors?
At Lumberjack Direct, we are all about encouraging the use of natural, simple solutions in your home. And we’re here to give you a couple of tried-and-true options that you can create yourself with your health and your wallet in mind.
What you will need:
Floors feeling a little extra grimy? Add 2 teaspoons of dish soap or all purpose (our favorite isDr. Bronner’s Castille Soap ) for a little more cleaning power
If you are only mixing a solution for a spray bottle, follow these metrics:
Using these tools and cleaning compounds are effective, easy, gentle, and most importantly, safer for the family and then environment. HUGE BONUS: you can also use these solutions on your wood furniture for beautiful results!
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