First, I'm going to refer to water based cleaners. These are the safest and easiest cleaners to use on a well finished wood floor. Well finished means the finish must be either 3 coats of oil modified polyurethane (no lacquer sealers please), or 4 coats of a water based finish (either a one part oxygen crosslinking formula, or a two component catalyzed type).

This stain article for your wood floors will talk about what type of stains to use on particular woods, and the best methods to apply them. I will also talk about the dreaded white pigmented stain, dye stains, and ebonizing wood floors.

Steam mops are becoming quite the rage these days. They are seen on infomercials, sold at your local "home gadget" store and available through all of the major online retailers. If you are unfamiliar with these mops, they retail for on average $100.

Let's face it, most of us consider our dogs and cats to be part of the family. We love them dearly but they can really take a toll on your hardwood floors. Never mind the scratches animals can leave on your hardwood floors, pet urine is actually amongst the most difficult types of stains to remove.

Everybody knows Martha Stewart for her magazine and TV show. She is a crafty woman who is always thinking up the next best thing. Because she is such an icon, many people will vouch for her products on the basis that they have her name on them.

You may have seen the Bona® Hardwood Floor Mop on a TV infomercial. The Bona Mop is designed for use on all wood floor types including laminate and hardwood floors. It competes directly against the Swiffer WetJet - a product that the majority of Americans know.

The Swiffer WetJet is a mop that has received a lot of press and mixed reviews. The Swiffer WetJet is a mop that can be used on many floor coverings. The Swiffer is not recommended for wood floors even though many people do use it on their wood floors.

I know a lot of people out there want the newest wood floor cleaner out there. People ask me about new floor products all the time. Is there something better in a new product that has just come to market?

Learn the dangers of Orange Glo on your hardwood floors! There are a lot of orange oil-based products on the market. Orange Glo Wood Polish And Conditioner is a trendy product that uses the oil from orange peels as a cleaning agent.

Learn how to use Windex to clean your hardwood floors. It is great for removing filmy residue. A lot of people with polyurethane coated wood floors are turning to glass cleaners like Windex and Glass Plus.

Learn the negative effects of Mop & Glo Wood Floor Cleaner and other water-based acrylic polishes. Mop & Glo has been spelled a few different ways. People sometimes refer to it as "Mop 'N Glo" or "Mop And Glo". In case you are unfamiliar with it, Mop & Glo Wood Floor Cleaner is a trendy cleaning product that is a water-based acrylic polish.

Learn about the residue that Pledge wood floor cleaning products leaves on your wood floors. Pledge is a popular product line that has been around for eons. It is owned by S.C. Johnson A Family Company, the same coorporation that owns Windex.

Learn the negative effects of cleaning your floor with Murphy's Oil Soap. Oil soap is a commonly used, widely available wood floor cleaner. The most favored brand of oil soap is Murphy's Oil Soap and it is owned by Colgate-Palmolive.

Learn the negative effects of cleaning your wood floors with dish soap and water. Water and wood are not a happy couple. Water causes wood to expand, warp and sometimes even rot. Wet mopping a wood floor is as serious as loosing your warranty.

Learn about how the tannic acid in your black tea bags cleans wood floors. Black tea is becoming known as an easy, quick cleaner for wood floors. Regardless of its growing popularity, it is never advisable to wet mop your wood floor or use water to clean your floor.

Learn the claims that Scott's Liquid Gold makes. See what it really does to hardwood floors! Scott's Liquid Gold is a popular, long-standing wood cleaning product. The company was incorporated in 1954. The product is designed for paneling, cabinets and wood floors.