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Friday, 3 February 2012

Cleaning wooden floors: some advice (eco-friendly too!)

We were sent the below advice from our Contracts Director Nimesh, who's found a creative and environmentally friendly way to clean wooden floors!

Nimesh says:
Before you work on making the floor sparkle, they should be cleaned with vinegar and water. A small amount of vinegar in a bucket of warm water will do wonders for your wood floor. Make sure your floor is sealed and you wring out excess water before mopping the floors, as too much water could damage your wood. That all being said, once they are clean, you can now work on making them shine.
If you have natural unsealed wood floors , you can use linseed oil with a rag, allow it to soak in for a little while, and then mop it up with a little more oil.

For sealed floors, you can use 1 part white vinegar to 1 part vegetable oil to give it a great shine. Just combine the two, grab a rag, and rub it in like you are polishing a car. The shine will blow you away.

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