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..

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prdmommyandwife

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.
    mnrock

    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
    watersgirls

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

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  • Murphy's Oil Soap!!!!
    Anonymous

    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.
    SxdUpAngel

    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.
    LoriKeet

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

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  • Lemon!!!
    Anonymous

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

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  • vinagar water and lemon.
    xxhazeldovexx

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

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