Operation mop up: how to clean your hardwood floors to military perfection

Our floors are often bombarded with the comings and goings of everyday life. Spring is the ideal time to make sure your hardwood floors are in shipshape condition, so all your troops can run freely round the house. Here’s the artillery you need to detect and remove any camouflaged dirt, and leave you feeling ‘at ease.’

Stand down sweeping

Hardwood floors never go out of style, but it can often be a mission keeping them from looking tired, scratched and well, less than satisfactory. First task is to combat any top-level dirt, but not by sweeping – this just pushes dust into the air which will eventually settle and spread dirt further around the house.

Major microfibre

Instead, you need to draft in a microfibre dust mop or a vacuum cleaner. The Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop Kit is the captain of defeating any dirt on your wooden surfaces. The absorbent microfibre shifts even the minutest particles, including dust, dirt and bacteria. You can wash the pads up to 300 times, so you can spritz your way around the house, obliterating dirt over and over again. And for an even more hygienic clean, roll out the Bona Antibacterial Hard Floor Cleaner to see off 99.9% of bacteria and enveloped viruses.

Vacuum veteran

If you’d rather have a trusty vacuum cleaner as your ally, there’s one top secret we need to share with you. While effective for other surfaces like carpets and upholstery, the bristles on your vacuum’s beater bar can often scratch the top coating of hard floors. The good news? It’s removable on most vacuums, so you can treat your hardwood floors with extra care. The Bissell CrossWave 3-in-1 Multi Surface Cordless Cleaning System is not only designed for any surface, but also has a removable brush roll for carefree cleaning of delicate wooden floors.

Sergeant stains

Stains, spills and splatters are inevitable, but have no fear – there’s no need to call in the cavalry. Thoroughly tackle any stains and kill germs with a steam clean – the Shark Klik n’ Flip Steam Pocket Mop will be your ally. With no harsh chemicals and clever flip-over microfibre pads, you won’t even need to get your hands dirty during this mission.  

Follow these simple steps this spring to keep your hardfloors looking spick and span. Do you have any extra hard floor cleaning tips? Bravo! Let us know on Facebook or Instagram. And find even more ideas to defeat dirt on our website.

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