How can I keep hardwood floors clean and shiny?

Ive tried amonia, I have tried vinegar and water which makes it shine..but I need a fast and simple way of cleaning.. I clean them but they are still dirty due to so much traffic.. I will take any ideas..


Asked by prdmommyandwife at 11:29 AM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Be careful with ammonia - that is really toxic stuff! I started using Basic H2 - 1 tsp in a gallon of water - it really picks up the dirt.

    Answer by mnrock at 11:31 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • My friend uses Murphy's and it get really clean and pretty shiny but she has super old floors and i don't know if there's a way to get her floors to shine again. heheheee

    Answer by watersgirls at 11:32 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • Murphy's Oil Soap!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • Vinegar and water is really simple, IMO. If it is sealed then you can get one of the shark steam mops and give it a whirl. Then, use an oil like jojoba (really a wax so I think it'd work great) to make it shine.

    Answer by SxdUpAngel at 2:33 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • Yep! I used Murphy's Oil Soap for deep cleanings, but the Swiffer Wet Jet with solution for wood floors works great for "in between" cleanings and touch ups.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:41 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • Lemon!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

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  • vinagar water and lemon.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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