What kind of finish is on the wood? What does the manufacturer
recommend? Not knowing that, the safest method is a slightly damp
(water) sponge or mop. If the finish is polyurethane, you can use an
oil soap (such as Murphy's oil soap--the gel is better than the
On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:29:56 -0500, "Pat in Atlanta"
We had new hardwood floors installed throughout last spring, including
kitchen. They were done by an old timer, in business for 40 years. He
recommended daily spot cleaning with a damp paper towel, and weekly damp
mopping with water only, or to add a bit of vinegar for stubborn stains. He
stressed not to use any commercial product because of product build-up.
Personally, I feel that the kitchen floor isn't really clean until I
actually get down on my knees each week to wet wipe it rather than use a
mop. For the rest of the house I use a Shark cordless vacuum and those
Swiffer mops on a daily basis. (I should own stock in the company!}
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