Hardwood Kitchen Floors

BluegrassJenMay 14, 2013

We have hardwood floors in our kitchen. I used to be able to clean them just fine with a Swiffer Wet Jet. But then we had a dishwasher leak and replaced them with more hardwood floors (HUGE mistake). These cannot be cleaned with a Swiffer Wet Jet because it leaves a sticky residue, so I started cleaning them with vinegar and water. But my mop left too much water on the floor no matter how much I wrung it out, so I have started cleaning it on my hands and knees with a bucket of vinegar water and a microfiber cloth. I'm sure you can't beat that method for actual cleaning, but there has GOT to be an easier way. I can't use the popular hardwood floor cleaners because this is my KITCHEN, and I have two small children, one of whom is in a high chair. In other words, this floor gets DIRTY, so dusting it and buffing it to shine is not going to cut it. Any suggestions on how I can do this without it taking an hour and breaking my back?? Thanks!!
- Jennifer

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I can use an ordinary Swiffer with a microfiber cloth attached to the little plugs on top. I can wet the cloth with whatever cleaner I need. Usually just water but I have added a little dish detergent like Dawn too. Just rinse well. The instructions that came with our engineered hardwood said just dry wiping, but that is a joke. Who never gets water on a floor in a kitchen?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 4:44PM
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I do the ordinary Swiffer which is my only purchase of that kind. What can I say I had a weak moment. I just slip a worn old wet wash cloth in the holes instead of those expensive pieces of paper and mop it. I had 2 kids and it didn't get nasty, water took care of the problem. If for some reason I thought it needed more I use dish washing liquid and then rinsed it. No big deal.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 5:12PM
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The Rubbermaid Reveal mop works well for me and the bottle can be filled with any cleaning solution or anything else you choose (I use water and vinegar). Extra cleaning cloths are available, too.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:32AM
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