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Product Review: Cleaning with Murphy’s Oil Soap

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...

Learn the Top 8 Best Methods to Hardwood Floor Cleaning

I get a lot of questions about how to clean and maintain a hardwood floor from two groups of people. The first group is lucky.  To begin, they have a new floor finish. This...

How To Clean And Maintain Floors Where The Finish is Unknown

How to clean and maintain your wood floors if you have no idea what finish is on them. First, if you have a new floor or prefinished floor read my other cleaning article first.  Unfortunately, due...

Cleaning Wood Floors with Ammonia Based Glass Cleaners like Windex

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...

Cleaning Your Wood Floors with Dish Soap and Water

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...

A Style and Design Guide To Wood Look Tiles

With the advent of digital imaging and ink-jet printing, it is now much more affordable to purchase tiles with a printed pattern. The wood grain look is amongst the most popular looks for tiles currently....

How To Eliminate Dust Mites On Wood Floors

Dust mites and fleas can be quite a nuisance. Central heating and good insulation in our modern houses make our homes very habitable for dust mites. Dust mites evoke fear because they are associated with...

Cleaning Wood Floors With Microfiber Mops

Cleaning wood floors is part of maintaining them. If you don't keep up with cleaning your floors, it gets harder to clean them. Also, when you have bits of dirt, they may cause micro...

Your Home, Your Wood Floors and Fleas

The Science Behind Fleas Fleas are a serious insect to have in your home if you have pets or small children. They feast on dog and cat blood and human blood, too. Fleas like any...

Product Review: Steam Mops on 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...

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