Cleaning Hardwood Floors With Windex

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Keeping hardwood floors clean is one of the easiest household tasks there are for some, but to others it is a very frustrating challenge. Keeping the floors spot cleaned using Windex will help set you up and on your way to a shiny and clean floor.

Cleaning Hardwood Floors With Windex
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Things You'll Need

  • Windex
  • Soft cloth or paper towels
  • Dust mop
  • Vacuum cleaner with soft brush attachment
Step 1

Use a dust mop or a Swiffer to dust the hardwood flooring often. Some homemakers will do this daily, but in reality this can be done every couple of days.

Step 2

Use only paper towels or a soft cloth to spot clean the floors.

Step 3

Spray a small amount of Windex either on the cloth (or paper towel) or directly on the area being cleaned. Wipe it up immediately.

Step 4

In between cleanings, use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to keep the corners and crevices of the hardwood flooring clean.

Step 5

In order to prevent rocks or pebbles (or other debris that can easily be tracked in) from damaging the hardwood flooring in between cleanings, ask everyone who enters your home to remove their shoes.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you plan to wash the entire floor, rather than spot cleaning, mix a solution of 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 of Windex to do the job.
  • If you run out of Windex, spot clean messes immediately with a damp cloth. Then, dry immediately.
  • Windex will not leave a dull or soapy residue on the hardwood flooring like many other cleaners tend to do.
  • Do not use large amounts of Windex directly on the hardwood flooring because it wil damage the finish.
  • Be sure there is a polyurethane coating on the hardwood flooring prior to using Windex in order to prevent floor damage.
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