If there was a popularity contest between floor types inside the home, hardwood floors would be a clear winner. And with good reason. Their natural look add character, making your home feel warm and inviting. But if you’re a hardwood floor owner, you’ve probably scratched your head trying to figure how to keep them clean and like new. While some suggest silly remedies like using hot tea to clean your floors, Swiffer has an easy-to-follow guide that gets you the best looking floors and keeps your tea in your mug where it belongs.

1. Basic Care

  1. Sweep often — at least once a week. By sticking to this routine, you can clean your floors before dirt has time to collect on the surface.

  2. Unlike carpeting that collects allergens* and keeps them around, hardwood floors can be easily wiped clean of dust and allergens*. Keeping a Swiffer Sweeper handy can help remove pollen from your floors.

  3. Accidents happen — especially spills. But if you’re prepared to clean them immediately you can prevent stain damage to your floors and grout lines.

  4. Make sure you’re using the right cleaner for your hardwood floors. Always look for manufacturer reassurances or hardwood specific products.

  5. There’s a tool for every job, even cleaning floors. Whether dirty, dusty, sticky or muddy, selecting the right tools for the job can be the difference between just cleaning your floors and getting them cleaned the Swiffer way.

2. For A Quick Clean

Try using Swiffer PowerMop Wood Starter Kit. Its solution breaks up the tough, sticky messes with ease and reveals the natural beauty of your floors with little effort. Because who needs more steps in the cleaning process anyway?

*Common inanimate allergens from cat and dog dander and dust mite matter