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I just got the keys to my new (to me) apartment! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> I spent some time over there today just cleaning the kitchen. The hardwood floors need to be cleaned, too. What product or homemade recipe do you recommend for cleaning hardwood floors? Thanks!
 

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I wash mine with white vinegar and water most of the time. If they are really dirty, I put in a bit of dish detergent - but not too much as I was told that it's the soaps that dull the surface. Lots of elbow grease is also a requirement!<br><br><br><br>
One of the really nice things about hardwood floors is that they don't show a lot of dirt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">!
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Wow, gas range...hardwood floors- Do you live in my old apartment? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I never used anything but warm water and a mop on my floors.<br><br>
Poppy's right about the elbow grease, and about the not showing dirt as badly.<br><br>
Another plus about them is it makes for easy clean-up if there's a spill, or a pet mess. As the owner of 3 cats, I can tell you that adjusting to carpeting from having wood flooring is a hard transition. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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We use Ecover and I like it quite a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Congrats on your new digs!!
 

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Dark tea. Tannin in Tea is supposed to be great for hardwood. If you have polyurithane on it, I would wonder, but with any other natural varnish it could be okay. To sweep I only use one of those duster brooms-- the kind with the washable mop type head.
 

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Congrats on your new place Sally<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Like Poppy my family has used water and vinegar for years
 

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We use Ecover and I like it quite a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Congrats on your new digs!!</div>
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Same here, and I grew up with parents who loved Murphy's oil soap. It smells similar (maybe the linseed oil?) but is enviro safe, etc.
 
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