New hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any home. However, anyone with hardwood flooring knows that it takes a little maintenance and upkeep to keep it looking pristine. That’s why you want to make sure you pick the hardwood flooring that fits your lifestyle. When you come to Unique Flooring in San Diego, the staff pays special attention to your needs to be sure that you get a product that fits your durability and maintenance requirements while still remaining aesthetically pleasing.

When it comes to floor maintenance, many people think it can be a hassle. However, if you have the right tools you can protect and dust hardwood flooring quickly and efficiently. Never use wet mops on hardwood floors because the water can seep in between cracks and cause damage. Additionally, vacuums should be avoided because the wheels and rotating brushes can scratch the surface of your floor. Microfiber mops are the way to go, especially when you pair it with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. You could always opt for a simpler cleaning method by spraying product on the floor and wiping it with a cloth, but most people find a microfiber mop much more convenient.

Here are our favorite microfiber mops for hard floor cleaning:

  1. Bona Hardwood Floor Spray Mop | $49.99
    This mop allows you to skip the extra step of spraying your floor with your wood cleaner because it does it for you. Simply pour your cleaner into the mop’s attached cartridge for easy spray and wash cleaning. Hit the “on” button for the extra vibrating cleaning power and when you’re done, just toss the cleaning pad in the washing machine.
  2. Scotch-Brite Microfiber Hardwood Floor Mop | $13.25
    This is one dry mop that actually works. Instead of just pushing around pet dander, lint and dust like other sweepers, debris attaches to the Scotch-Brite microfiber cloth. This lightweight and efficient cleaning tool gets the job done quickly and easily the first time around.
  3. Bona Microfiber Floor Mop | $19.95
    This mop is much like the Swiffer but a little more durable. First use the white microfiber pad to go over the floor to pick up dust and residue. Next, spray the floor with Bona floor cleaner and go over the floor once more with the blue microfiber pad to thoroughly clean. The mop’s cleaning pads are removable and washable so you don’t have to keep buying replacements.
  4. O’ Cedar Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop | $13
    This two-sided cleaning device has a blue microfiber side for dusting and dirt pick up and another white side for scrubbing and cleaning. This mop is lightweight, eco-friendly and machine washable.
  5. Libman Wonder Mop | $8
    The Wonder Mop is wonderful if you want something simple to help spruce up floors. It’s not great at picking up dust and debris when used dry (which you should do on wood floors) but it is great when paired with your floor cleaner. If you want a quick floor aid that has microfiber strings thatmake cleaning corners and base boards easy, this is a great option.

Do you have any floor cleaning tips to share? Leave a comment and let Unique Flooring know!