Can I Steam Mop My Hardwood Floors?

Steam mops are a popular cleaning choice because they make your floor look shiny and like new again.  Steam mops are similar to a vacuum with a spinning head that self-cleans. Using a steam mop is a great way to achieve a deep clean but unfortunately, they are not ideal for homes with real wood floors.

Why I shouldn’t use steam mop on my hardwood floor?

Many homeowners don’t realize that steam mops can actually damage hardwood floors. Steam, vaporized water, is boiled around 118 degrees Celsius can penetrate through flooring finish and become trapped. When the steam gets trapped in hardwood flooring it can cause damage and the temperature changes from the heat will cause gapping.

The ideal way to clean hardwood floors?

Spot cleaning your hardwood is the best way to avoid getting the floor to wet but keeping it clean. Never use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, pine oil or diluted vinegar. It is best to use natural commercial cleaning products like the Woca Natural soap in natural or white color.

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