Hardwood floors from Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo, TX

What is the most eco-friendly way to clean hardwood floors?

While it’s easy to keep wood floors clean, it is best to take preventive measures to keep most dirt off a floor’s surface. Floor mats kept both inside and outside an exterior door do more than lessen tracked-in dirt. The mats help remove debris that may scratch the floor or cause other surface damage. A shoe and boot removal area, a place to store shoes, and a spot to sit down are home upgrades worth considering. Gowdy Flooring, a hardwood flooring retailer in Amarillo, Texas, wants to help you keep your beautiful hardwood floors looking their best. Here are a few ways to go green when you clean.

Commercial cleaners

Weekly dry mopping and vacuuming and sporadic deep cleaning give floors a ‘just installed’ look. It benefits both the floor and the environment when ‘green’ liquid cleaners are used. Commercial eco-friendly products are numerous. Attitude Floor Surface Cleaner is one of these products. It’s made with plant- and mineral-based ingredients, and it’s certified by the EcoLogo Program, a Canadian environmental watchdog. Better Life, Biokleen, Eco-Me, Earth Friendly Products, Naturally It’s Clean, and Simply Green Naturals are a few more ‘green’ cleaners.

Homemade cleaner

It’s simple to make an effective homemade solution that will remove dirt and grime. Distilled white vinegar can clean many surfaces in the home, including wood floors. Germs are killed by the liquid’s high level of acidity. Dilute one cup of vinegar in one gallon of water and then damp mop the floor. It’s handy to use a spray bottle and microfiber mop. To remove the temporary pungent smell of vinegar, add a few drops of essential oils to the solution. Or let lemon, orange, or lime peels soak in the vinegar solution overnight to infuse different scents. Vinegar should not be added to a steam mop since it can cause damage.

Locally owned and operated Gowdy Flooring has been bringing a full line of hardwood and other types of flooring to the Texas Panhandle since 1997. In addition to Amarillo, we serve communities like Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford. We offer flooring installation and design consultation. In-home measurement is free. You can contact us through online chat, a phone call, or a visit to our Amarillo showroom. It’s easy to use our online form to request a free estimate.