Hardwood is an asset for a house. We should apply good care of it. Looking at professionals, we can learn how to clean the floor. In addition to it, we can also figuring out the tools used. The following are several tools we can use and the alternatives.
#1. Bucket or Large Bowl
We need particular bucket or large bowl for this. Do not use it for other purposes especially if we use solution or fluid to clean the floor. We should not get other things contaminated because of it. Buy the new one.
#2. Hardwood Floor Mop Large or Small
It is commonly available on many sizes for the head. We should adjust the size of the hardwood floor area. If it is large enough, we should buy the big head one. Smaller head is effective to reach difficult corner tough.
#3. Flat Pads
We will get this with the mop. Usually, we will get two or three of it. This should be enough for several months ahead. But if we apply more frequent cleaning like twice or three times a week, we should buy refill.
#4. Fluid Solution or Black Tea
We will find several choices for fluid solutions on store. Several brands make it specific based on the material of the floor. For hardwood however, black tea makes excellent alternatives to solution. It is a lot safer and natural.
#5. Chemical Gloves
We must buy at least a pair of gloves because we do not want our skin get exposed to fluid solutions. In addition to it, it keeps the hands clean even though we make deep cleaning for the hardwood floor.
#6. Hardwood Vacuum
We can actually use regular vacuum for this. However, hardwood vacuum has specific design that makes vacuuming a lot easier and faster. It is effective to remove dust and debris mop left. Choose one with light but durable material.
#7. Hardwood Polisher
This is not only about the final touch for look. Hardwood polisher has certain substance that will linger on the surface. It keeps the floor from light damage, spills, and stains. We will be able to clean it a lot easier. It’s like a cover.
Now, as we know the entire tools needed to clean hardwood floor, we can start to collect them and learn to clean it without hiring professionals. It will save us a lot of money and we will appreciate the result even more than before.