‘How do you keep your floors clean?!’ This is one of the TOP questions I get on Instagram!
Here’s the reality, friends … I live with a husband + two kids + a dog. You can do the math … our house gets messy … on the daily! My wood floors get it the worst!
Below I’ll share my tools and methods for how to clean engineered wood floors in my OWN home! I have two FAV tools and one FAV cleaning product, and all three are completely safe for both engineered and solid wood floors … including the ONE and ONLY product I will spray on my wood floors! This is NOT a sponsored post! Affiliate links are used in this post for your shopping convenience. Click HERE for my full disclosure policy.
QUICK SWEEP OF ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORS
When I just want to do a quick clean up dust bunnies, grass (from the dog), and crumbs (from the kids), I use my Swiffer Sweep + Vac. It is SO light and easy! It’s cordless (yes!) so I charge it whenever I’m not using it. I LOVE that I don’t have to lug a cord around. It’s quick and it’s easy to just do a quick sweep!
Here’s where the magic is … the fiberous cloth picks up light things such as dust and hair, while the suction picks up the heavier stuff such as grass and crumbs. The cloths are soft and glide easily over my wood floors. Bonus: the pads double as furniture and accent dusters for me! I have not tried the WET Swiffer Sweeper because I love the DRY version so much!
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VACUUM OF ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORS
When I want a stronger vacuum of my engineered wood floors, I use my Dyson V6 Absolute. Like the Swiffer, it charges when not in use, so I don’t have to worry about a cord when I’m vacuuming. (Can you tell I hate lugging cords around when vacuuming?!)
Here is what I LOVE about my Dyson:
- this particular model is AFFORDABLE … unlike some of Dyson’s other products
- it’s lightweight and rotates, so you can EASILY get into little crevices and corners!
There is one drawback … you have to hold the ‘ON’ button the whole time you are vacuuming. Hopefully, they’ve changed this feature since I bought mine, but that is my only negative!
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DEEP CLEAN OF ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORS
When I want to deep clean my engineered wood floors, I use BONA Hardwood Floor Cleaner with the BONA Microfiber Mop! This is the ONLY product I trust on my wood floors! Let’s just say I learned the hard way what products NOT to use on my wood floors!
I’ve been using BONA for ten years, and I have had ZERO issues with it! I highly recommend it! I also use the BONA Stone, Tile, and Laminate Floor Cleaner on my tile flooring! You have two options on how to use Bona. You can purchase a hand-held spray and use a simple BONA mop (this is what I do) OR there is a fancy mop that you can attach the cleaning fluid and simply press a button to activate the spray. Bona now offers a Free + Clean version as well!
Like most humans, I HATE cleaning my house! HATE IT! So, I do everything in my power to find easy ways to get a quick clean with minimal effort! The Swiffer Sweep + Vac and Dyson V6 Absolute are VERY minimal effort and make a huge impact! They had me at ‘cordless’! The BONA spray is super effective and a safe way to clean engineered wood floors (and is great for solid hardwood too)!
What are your favorite methods for cleaning your floors?!
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