How to make your hardwood floors shine

A shiny hardwood floor makes a home visually appealing. It can add a clean, warm and comforting feel, as well as a hint of luxury. However, some people believe that a hardwood floor is high maintenance. But there are a number of simple ways of maintaining a beautiful shine.

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Keep your floor clean

Sweep or mop the floor daily, especially in homes where dust accumulates easily or in high traffic areas.

Make your own cleaner

Make your own natural cleaner using vegetable oil and vinegar. Make enough only for immediate use, spray onto the wood floor and then wipe with a damp mop. Some cleaner recipes instead use olive oil and lemon juice – there are a variety of different combinations to make cleaners that ensure a good shine.

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Buy a hardwood cleaner

You could buy one of the many hardwood floor cleaners available in shops. Some of these work well to condition and maintain the shine of solid wood flooring, such as the flooring available from ( ). Always check the product label before use to ensure that you are buying a suitable product for your floor.

Re-finish the floor

Depending on the wear, it may be a good idea to re-sand and re-finish your flooring, which can even make your floor look as good as new. You could create a totally new look for your home by choosing from different types of finish for your floor, such as glossy, lacquered, treated or oil.