Can You Use Water and Vinegar to Clean a Wood Floor?

Water and vinegar is a common household cleaning solution which is used for applications in almost every room of the house. The acidic vinegar easily breaks down organic compounds and the water helps to temper the acidity of the vinegar to ensure it doesn’t break down anything else.


When it comes to wood floors, however, the use of water and vinegar is not recommended. This is because you’re not actually cleaning the wood, you’re cleaning the chemical finish on top of the floor. Vinegar will break down the finish on the wood floor and leave it looking dull. It will also reduce the ability of the finish to protect the floor, and cause your wood floor to age more rapidly. So while water and vinegar is great for plenty of household cleaning tasks, don’t use it on your wood floors. Use products that are designed for wood floors and spray in a fine mist so as to not overwhelm the floor with moisture.


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