new wood floors - vacuuming vs dust mopping plus mop questions
We're moving into a new home with brand new oak floors. We've never had hardwood floors and I need to buy a new vacuum and mop.
I'd like to make regular vacuuming and damp mopping a 'chore' for my 9 year old. So I thought I'd get a lightweight corded stick vac like the Bissel Power Edge Pet. I like that model because there's no beater bar to mar the floor. I know most vacuums have an adjustment to turn off the beater when you use it on hard surfaces but I don't want to risk that she'll always remember to make sure it's off.
Or would simple dust mopping work as well as vacuuming? If so, I'd rather let her use a dust mop. Then I would get a better vacuum with cleaning attachments.
And I'd also like some advice about regular wet mopping as well. I know you aren't supposed to leave the floor wet so it needs to be some kind of absorbent, barely damp mopping. I thought I'd get a Sh-mop for mopping. Or is there a better option?
Any advice for this new-wood-floor newbie? Thanks!
Here is a link that might be useful: Bissell stick vac