** This post is sponsored by Bona® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Since buying our first home together in July, my husband and I have slowly been making updates to make the house more our style. One aspect of the house that we don’t want to change and that I have loved since the moment I stepped inside for the first time is the hardwood flooring. There’s just something about hardwood floors! I grew up in Arizona, where most homes had tile or carpet flooring. Living in a home with hardwood floors since moving to Chicago has been a new concept for me and I have had a lot to learn about taking care of them. Knowing how to clean our hardwood floors is essential for protecting and maintaining our investment. That’s why we use the Bona® Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors & the Hardwood Floor Cleaner to keep our flooring beautiful and preserve it for years to come.
We first started using Bona® when we moved into our first apartment in Chicago in 2015. Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner has an effective formula that completely cleans your floors by removing dust, dirt and grime. The cleaning solution holds a Greenguard Gold certification, making it safe for use in your home and around your family. By using Bona®‘s Hardwood Floor Cleaner I don’t have to worry about damaging the finish of my floors by incorrectly making a DIY solution I’m unsure about. It’s also safe for all unwaxed, polyurethane finished wood floors and it dries fast without a dulling residue. (By the way, while the Hardwood Floor Cleaner is safe for hardwood floors, it is not meant to be used on other types of floors, obviously.)
Keeping my hardwood floors clean and looking nice is definitely a priority because my two girls spend a lot of time on the floors. Our dog, Capone, sometimes brings in dirt after playing around outside with my 4-year-old and going on walks. In addition, my husband works in a labor intensive job at which he gets super dirty, too. Needless to say, there’s a lot going on with our floors! I make cleaning our hardwood floors with Bona® a part of my weekly cleaning routine, which I like to do on weekends (or when the girls are in bed if I can’t get to them on Sundays). Our floors have looked shiny and clean after each round with the Bona® Microfiber Mop.
I’ve learned a thing or two about how to clean hardwood floors effectively. We made the mistake of using a steam cleaner in the past, which we didn’t know can lead to cupping, damage, and then creaky, uneven floors! Now we know the Bona® Microfiber Mop is the way to go.
Hardwood-Floor Cleaning Routine to Follow:
Here are tips I’ve learned to keep hardwood floors clean and damage-free:
- Use microfiber to clean daily and deal with spills immediately.
- Vacuum and mop once a week. (I like to do this usually on Sundays to start the week with clean flooring and a tidy home.)
- Do a deep clean/polish every few months as needed.
- Sand and refinish the hardwood floor every three to five years, if needed.
Do you have hardwood floors? How do you clean them?
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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