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7 Things to Avoid When Cleaning Your Wood Floors

  1. Ammonia: Ammonia is considered an abrasive cleaner. It will destroy the finished of wood surfaces, reduce the shine, and lead to dulling.

  2. Bleach: Do not use bleach on your wood floors. Bleach is a harsh chemical that can discolor wood permanently.

  3. Vinegar: Vinegar is a highly acidic ingredient that can disrupt the beauty of your wood floors if not diluted correctly. It breaks down the finish on the surface of your floors.

  4. Lemon Juice: Like vinegar, lemon juice also contains acidic properties that can ruin the finish of your wood floors over time.

  5. Steel Wool: You should never use steel wool on wood floors. It can scratch and damage the wood surfaces.

  6. Laundry Soap: Laundry Soap will damage the wood fibers. It leaves behind a buildup of film which leads to a dull and lifeless appearance.

  7. Excessive Water: Wood is highly absorbent! Water is not a friend of your wood floors, too much water can lead to warping and swelling of your floors.

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