How to Clean Sticky Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a costly but desirable flooring option for many homes, as the wood is long lasting and durable. When a sticky residue is left behind from food spills or dirt tracked in on shoes, the soiled area requires a strong cleaning solution. You must use a solution that will not deteriorate or discolor the hardwood floor.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Water
  • Vinegar

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Vacuum your floors if you have heavy buildup or larger pieces of debris that need removed.

Pour 1 cup white vinegar and 1 gallon warm water into a bucket.

Stir the solution with your cleaning mop, and squeeze out the mop.

Mop the sticky hardwood floors with enough pressure to remove the sticky substance. Rinse the mop and repeat as needed.

Let your floors air-dry.


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