Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe And Instructions

The homemade wood floor cleaner below is easy to make, and quite effective.

homemade wood floor cleaner
Photo courtesy of Alex Kehr

Unfortunately, I see a lot of recipes for wood floor cleaners which call for you to use a solution of water and vinegar.

It is my opinion that vinegar does not properly clean wood floors, at least without some actual detergent or soap also included within the cleaning solution.

Therefore, below is my wood floor cleaner recipe, which does not contain vinegar, unlike about 99% of the homemade cleaner recipes out there.

Recipe For Wood Floor Cleaner


  • 1-2 teaspoons pH neutral dishwashing liquid
  • Bucket full of warm water


Mix the ingredients together, and wash your wood floor using these instructions.

Please note than when mixing your cleaner you want a few bubbles, but avoid using too much soap or detergent because it will make your floor harder to rinse, and a sticky soap film will result.

Such a soap film with create a dirt magnet from the soap residue.

Therefore, after using this wood floor cleaner you also need to rinse your floor well, by mopping the floor a second time with plain water.

Share Your Comments, Thoughts & Ideas

Related Pages You May Enjoy

Homemade Cleaners - Recipes And Instructions

Swiffer Refills - How To Make Your Own

Go From Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe To Home Page

Get Free Newsletter

Let's Stay Connected!

become Household Management 101's Facebook fan Follow Taylor on Pinterest follow Taylor on Instagram

follow Household Management 101 on Twitter follow Household Management 101 on RSS

Visit My Other Websites

Stain Removal 101

Home Storage Solutions 101

house cleaning lists and schedules
Copyright © 2008 - 2024 - Flanery Companies, LLC - All Rights Reserved