Heed Your Hardwood: Nontoxic Hardwoord Floor Cleaner

Damp-clean floors weekly using this super-simple cleaner that costs pennies and won’t pollute your indoor air with toxic chemicals.

| January/February 2008

  • This nontoxic hard wood floors cleaner will save you money and keep harmful chemicals out of your home.
    Photo By Fotolia/Graça Victoria

Regular cleaning can add longevity and beauty to your hardwood floors. Dust, dirt and grit abrade and dull the floor’s surface; vacuuming removes most of that dirt, but be sure to use a brush attachment—a rug beater is too rough. You can damp-clean floors weekly using this super-simple cleaner that costs pennies and won’t pollute your indoor air with toxic chemicals.

Nontoxic floor cleaner

8 parts hot water
1 part white vinegar

1. Mix the water and vinegar in a nonreactive bucket.

2. Damp-mop the floor; there’s no need to rinse.

3. If you have a particularly stubborn spot, place a solution-dampened cloth directly over the area and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently rub the softened debris with the cloth.

4. If soaking doesn’t loosen gunk off the floor, use an old credit card as a scraper. Avoid abrasive pads that may scratch the surface.



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