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Think Twice Before Using A Wet Mop To Clean Wood Floors
Because of how harmful moisture can be, wet mops should be avoided when cleaning wood floors so that they don’t cause the wood to warp, buckle, swell, or stain.
Moreover, the prolonged use of wet mops can strip the protective finish of wood floors, making them prone to further damage
and discoloration.
Instead of using wet mops, consider alternative cleaning methods that are safer for wood floors, like dusting or sweeping with a dry mop, damp mopping,
and vacuuming.
To dry mop, move your mop across the floor like a duster. To damp mop, slightly dampen the mop with a wood-specific cleaning solution and use it as normal.
For vacuuming, use a vacuum with a hardwood floor attachment or a soft brush. These methods will all effectively remove dirt and debris without the need for moisture.