Can I Mop My Wood Floor?

Generally, you shouldn’t mop your wood floor. By this we mean you shouldn’t take a soaking wet mop to your wood floor, also known as damp moping. You can, however, use a lightly dampened mop to clean a hardwood floor. There’s a definitely emphasis on lightly dampened here, make sure to wring out most of the moisture before mopping the floor.

Mopping your wood floor with anything more than a lightly dampened mop isn’t a great idea, because wood generally doesn’t react well to water. Over time, water can cause cosmetic problems like dulling and discoloration, as well as structural problems like warping and splitting. The best idea is to consult the manufacturer as to the best way to clean your particular wood floor, as it varies based on the type of wood and the finish used.


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