How to Clean Hardwood Floors With Vinegar & Vegetable Oil

Cleaning hardwood floors with commercial floor cleansers isn't necessary. Homemade hardwood floor cleaners work equally well and they are far more earth-friendly and economical. Chances are you already have everything you need to make a homemade hardwood floor cleanser. You can use vinegar and vegetable oil to clean hardwood floors and leave them with a shine. Once you know how to clean your floors with vinegar and vegetable oil you will never have to spend money on expensive hardwood floor cleansers again.

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Vinegar and vegetable oil both disinfect and protect wood floors.

Step 1

Remove all dirt, dust and debris from your hardwood floor with a broom. Follow with a dust mop to remove fine particles. If necessary use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove dirt and debris from hard-to-reach corners and underneath furniture and appliances.

Step 2

Pour 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 2 cups of vegetable oil into a clean spray bottle. Seal the spray bottle tightly and shake the contents well to blend.

Step 3

Clean the floor one section at a time. Spray a small section of your hardwood floor with the vinegar and vegetable oil cleanser. Spray enough cleanser to thinly coat the area you are cleaning.

Step 4

Rub the cleanser into the hardwood floor with a clean, soft cloth. Use a separate soft cloth to buff the area dry. Buff in small circular motions.