My family and I purchased a new home, and goodbye carpets. We ended up with great hardwood floors. The trick is how to clean them with an eco-friendly mind. Thank you internet. With a little patience and a lot of research we came up with some good solutions.
Now, you can easily mix up your own cleaning solutions with water and distilled white vinegar (great for eliminating build-up) or Castcile Soap (great for general floor cleaning), or try one of the ready-made, floor cleaners described below. All of them easily biodegrade and do a great job cleaning without any toxic ingredients, petroleum solvents, or “hidden” ingredients, such as Triclosan.
There are some great eco products that also do the trick. I’ve listed some that should help:
#1 Give your wood and water-safe floors some attitude and show ’em who’s boss with this eco-friendly, vegan floor cleaner certified by EcoLogo, an Environment Canada Program. It’s fresh, natural tea tree and lime scent will help zap any bacteria that may be lurking on your floors and its gentle formula won’t leave any streaking. Plus, Attitude makes it’s products “carbon neutral,” meaning no carbon footprint is left behind!
#2 Simply Floored. Get floored with this all-natural, gentle floor cleaner with an uplifting, light citrus-mint scent! It can be used on every type of floor, including of course your beloved hardwood. With no solvents, alcohols, or ethers, it won’t eat slowly away at your floor finish like some other cleaners might. It’s also available in large, industrial sizes!