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Overview

You can keep your wooden floors in top condition with this smart cleaning method. It will make caring for your floors and maintaining their good looks easy.

Steps

1Remove any furniture

Before you start cleaning, remove any furniture from the room that you can. This'll make your job much easier.
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2Vacuum the floor

Give the floor a good vacuum to remove any dirt and dust.
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3Prepare the cleaning solution

To make the cleaning solution, half fill your bucket with warm water. Add six drops of dishwashing liquid or half a cup of white vinegar to the water. Then give the solution a good stir with the mop to mix it.
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4Mop the floor

Dip the bottom quarter of your mop into the water. Wring out any excess water so your floor doesn't get too wet. As you clean, mop with the grain of the floor for the best result. Rinse and wring the mop as many times as necessary. A good idea is to start in the furthest corner from your door so you don't walk over where you've cleaned.
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5Put your furniture back

Once the floor is dry, you can place the furniture back in the room and enjoy your clean hardwood floors.
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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.