How to Clean Hardwood Floors

How to correctly clean a hardwood or laminate floor!

Mop and Towel

1. Buy or make a solution that works just like a window cleaner because cleaning a floor and cleaning a window

requires the same process which leaves no residues to build up.

 

2. You can make my own floor cleaner by using 50% distilled water and 50% distilled vinegar which you then put into a spray bottle.

 

3. You need a very flat mop head mop, and I mean flat.  If it has any raised surfaces or even Velcro it will not clean as well because of the lack of surface area touching the floor.  The bigger the head of the mop the better as you can cover more surface area.  If you do not see the exact shape of the mop head tattooed by dirt on the towel you are not getting good surface contact.

 

4. Lay the towel flat on the floor and place mop head on the towel.   

 

 

 


   

Dirty Towel

5. Spray the solution on the area you want to clean.  Do not spray too big of an area as it will dry before you finish mopping. 

6. Use a bunch of cotton towels, not microfiber. You will be changing the towels as they get dirty. 

You will be shocked at how much dirt will come off your floor. As the towel get dirty just throw down another towel and pick up where you left off.  We have a 2500 sq. ft. home and we use about 15 -20 towels.  After a towel is dirty or wet it will just smear the dirty around.

 

 




 

 

 

About Blake Soule

BlakeBorn in 1956, Blake Soule' was interested in woodworking since the age of 13 when he made his first bass fishing lure and refinished a gun stock. Working since 1976 in furniture restoration, Blake put himself through college and graduated from the University of Memphis in 1982 with a four-year degree in Recreational Therapy. His career in Recreational Therapy was short-lived however, as he found furniture restoration to be far more rewarding. Blake has a strong Christian faith. From 1984 to 1987, Blake went to Brazil as a missionary with an interdenominational organization called The Navigators. There, he met his wife Shyrley, and married in 1986. Blake and Shyrley Soule', along with their two boys, now live a suburb of Memphis Tennessee called Germantown. He attends Hope Presbyterian church in Cordova TN.

About Blake Soule

Blake Soule' was interested in woodworking since the age of 13 when he made his first bass fishing lure and refinished a gun stock. Working in furniture restoration since he was 19, Blake put himself through college and graduated from the University of Memphis with a four-year degree in Recreational Therapy. His career in Recreational Therapy was short-lived however, as he found furniture restoration to be far more rewarding and beginning his own business within 7 months of graduation.

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