Everyday foot traffic and inevitable spills will add dirt and grime, which can build up over time on your wood hardwood floors. This leaves them looking gloomy, and if you have pets, dust mites and other allergens multiply as days go by.
To keep your wood floors looking bright and healthier, you should clean them depending on how much they are used.
Fabuloso is a multi-purpose cleaner used to clean most hard surfaces in our homes. This includes floors, walls, countertops, and other surfaces. It can easily remove grease, limescale, and stains and has a good fragrance that leaves your home smelling great.
It is one of the popular cleaners out there recommended for cleaning floors. Does it work? How do you use it? And what are some other alternatives to use for cleaning a wood floor?
Can You Use Fabuloso on Wood Floors?
According to Fabuloso, the Fabuloso cleaner should only be used on sealed wood surfaces. Unsealed floors are porous and absorb moisture and liquids, which causes the planks to swell or stain. Sealed wood floors are protected by a finishing layer, preventing water damage. If your floors are sealed, then you can use Fabuloso. If they are unsealed, do not use fabuloso.
To tell if your hardwood floors are sealed on unsealed, drop a few drops of water on the surface. If the water drops soak into the wood, you’ve got unsealed or worn-out wood floors. If the water drops remain on the hardwood surface, you’ve got a sealed hardwood floor.
Cleaning Unsealed Wood Floors
When cleaning unsealed or worn-out hardwood floors, water should not be used. Instead, sweep the floor using a soft-bristled broom to remove debris and follow up by vacuuming.
This should be done regularly to avoid building up dust and debris, but it will also depend on the daily usage of the floor. For a vacuum cleaner, use a canister model to avoid damaging unsealed hardwood floors. The Kenmore Elite 81714 is our best canister vacuum cleaner that works perfectly.
To remove stains on unsealed wood floors, wet a cloth with mineral spirits and gently wipe on the stain until it’s gone.
Cover the stain with an absorbent powder closest to the wood’s colour for oil stains. Leave it overnight, cover it if necessary, and vacuum or sweep the powder.
For Difficult stains, lightly sand the wood floor using fine grit sandpaper. Check the progress as you sand to ensure you’re not sanding too much. Repeat this process until the stain is gone. If you sand too much and leave a noticeable depression, lightly sand the surrounding surface to match it.
Fabuloso Alternatives for Cleaning Floors
- Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner – Bona floor cleaner is safe for unwaxed, unoiled, and polyurethane-finished wood floors. It’s one of the best world floor cleaners around. It comes in a spray bottle providing options to wet mop or steam your wood floors. It comes pre-mixed, making it a quick solution for easy cleanup.
- Better Life Natural Floor Cleaner – This is one of the floor cleaners advertised as a natural floor cleaner. It effectively cuts through most stains, grease, and grime to keep your floors sparkling clean. It is easier to apply and also dries even faster.