As you know, hardwood floors require regular and special maintenance so they are as beautiful as on the first day.
The products sold in stores contain ingredients that often leave a film on the wood, and it looks dull and mat, without its shine.
I have a recipe with 3 ingredients: I am sure you have them at home, it will be easy to prepare.
Ingredients for washing solution
- 1 cup of water
- ¾ cup of white vinegar
- ¾ cup of rubbing alcohol
- A few drops of liquid dish soap
Pour the ingredients into a spray bottle and get a mop or a Swiffer covered with a rag.
Spray as you clean the floor by section. This method limits the amount of water that touches the wood and could fade it.
When the floor will be clean and dry, you will prepare another mixture!
Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. The essential oil is optional, it's just for the good smell and its sanitizing side, but it is not the essential oil that will make the floor shine, so don't bother with the essential oil.
Pour this mixture on a soft cloth or a mop and wipe the floor: the wood regains its shine, you will not be able to do without this tip!