Vacuum/dry mop the floor. Use a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of warm water solution. Immerse a clean mop into the solution and wring it until it is damp-dry. Never use a soaking wet mop on the floor Mop the floor, starting in one corner. Mop with the direction of the floorboards. If the water dries with a bit of a streak in it, if you’ve mopped in the direction of the floorboards it will not be as visible. Rinse the mop head frequently. Change water if the solution begins to look very dirty. After mopping your hardwood floor, you can use a soft, clean towel to dry it or let it air dry. If the floor looks very wet, you may wish to use a towel. While a bit of water won’t hurt most While a bit of water won’t hurt most finishes, it’s never a good idea to leave a lot of water on wood products.
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