Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners iMore 2021
Hardwood floors can make any living space warm and beautiful. However, keeping them clean requires lots of mopping. Some soaps can leave a film that makes floors look dull, and sometimes worse than when you started. Instead, use a cleaning solution that is suited to returning your hardwood floor's shine. Here's a list of our favorites.
- Lemony fresh: Pledge Gentle Wood Floor Cleaner, Lemon, 128 oz
- Protects floors: Weiman Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Polish Restorer Combo
- Tough on germs: Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lavender Orchid, 40 oz
- Easy to pour: Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, 128 oz
- Eco-friendly: Puracy Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, 16 oz
Lemony fresh: Pledge Gentle Wood Floor Cleaner, Lemon, 128 ozStaff Pick
Pledge's wood cleaner has a classic lemon scent that is bright and fresh. There's no mixing needed since it's ready to use out of the bottle, and it won't leave streaks or residue that you have to polish later. It's popular to use on wood floors, tables, stairs, and window sills, making it a staple for many households.
Protects floors: Weiman Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Polish Restorer Combo
Weiman makes their citrus-scented cleaner from 99.9% natural ingredients, and it meets the EPA Safer Product Standards. It won't leave a sticky residue, and it's safe for your family and pets. Once you're done cleaning, protect your floors with the Polish & Restorer, which will fill in micro lines and create a protective barrier against future scratches.
Tough on germs: Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lavender Orchid, 40 oz
Inspired by the French countryside, this Lysol has a calming lavender and orchid scent. Use the concentrated formula to spot treat tough stains in the kitchen and bath, or dilute to use on floors or other large surfaces. It's great at cleaning greasy countertops, and also kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.
Easy to pour: Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, 128 oz
This cleaner refill from Bona is safe on unwaxed, unoiled, and polyurethane finished wood floors. The formula is ready-to-use, water-based, and dries fast, so it's safe for your family and pets. A specially designed spout on the bottle prevents the formula from splashing as you pour.
Eco-friendly: Puracy Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, 16 oz
If you're looking for an all-natural floor cleaner, consider this option from Puracy. It is non-toxic, vegan, hypoallergenic, and Certified Cruelty-Free (never tested on animals). The plant-based formula is highly concentrated, allowing one 16 oz bottle to create one gallon of cleaner, which cuts down on plastic waste. You'll also enjoy the fresh green tea and lime scent.
Bring back the shine
Cleaning your hardwood floor shouldn't be hard work. That's why our favorite in this collection is the Pledge Gentle Wood Floor Cleaner. It's effective, and the well-known lemon scent is a tell-tale sign that your floors are really clean. Plus, the ready-to-use formula lets you skip worrying about mixing it at the correct ratios.
If you want a cleaner that is safe for the environment, consider the Puracy Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate. The plant-based formula works on everything from footprints to grease and is never tested on animals. You'll also contribute less plastic waste to the environment with this option.
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