How to Maintain and Clean Hardwood Floors, Part Two: Flooring DOs

I didn't expect Part One of this series, our biggest Flooring DONTs, to garner nearly as much interest as it did. A lot of you told me you had cleaned your hardwood floors with at least one of the products we mentioned and were clamoring to know what to replace them with. (One of you even called me because I wasn't quick enough with this follow-up post!) Let's go ahead and get down to the nitty gritty so you can start taking care of your hardwood floors correctly!. First I'll go over some maintenance tips, then I'll show you the best way to clean hardwood floors. Clean up spills immediately! Everyone knows water damages hardwood floors, but most people think it takes a burst pipe or a full-

How to Maintain and Clean Hardwood Floors, Part One: Flooring DON'Ts

Click here to read Part Two: Flooring DOs You wouldn't think it'd be that difficult to write a blog post about cleaning hardwood floors, but you'd be wrong. There are so many homeowners who don't know how to maintain and clean their hardwood floors and are using the absolute worst cleaning products that this one turned into a much more detailed post than I originally thought it would be. Thus, I've split it into two parts. This first one will cover all the flooring mistakes people make when it comes to cleaning their floors. In Part Two we'll go over maintenance tips and our favorite products. So today, I'll offer blunt advice about what you're doing wrong when you clean your floors. There i