Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes

February 1, 2010

Homemade Wood
Floor Cleaner RecipesI learned the hard way. Do not use Murphy's Oil Soap or any other type of cleaner for your hardwood floors. If you have done this and now find streaks and dullness, then it's time to resort to the ultimate weapon. Vinegar, water, and your knees.


Quarter cup of vinegar to a cup of water, clean sponge, drying towel. I had to clean my 2000 sq feet of hard wood floors by wiping it with this mixture with a brand new sponge completely wrung out. I then immediately dried the area I just wiped over with the towel.

It took hours, but I got my floor back. Better than ever. Swiffer the floor often. Use the vinegar water mix for spills, salt and water covered shoes that should have been left outside, etc. If this worked for me it can work for anybody. I thought my situation was hopeless. But, I've got gleaming floors once again.

By Lynn Briggs from Cincinnati, OH


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February 28, 2012

The best cleaning solutions for wooden floors I've ever used is white vinegar and a warm water. The floors will shine!



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September 4, 2010

I have a Bissell Flip It and can no longer find the hardwood floor cleaner to use in it. I would like to make something compatible to use in it.

By Linda from Pottstown, PA


September 8, 20101 found this helpful

I have a Bissell Flip It as well. I have been using Murphys Oil Soap in it for years with great results.

April 8, 20180 found this helpful

Can the Murphys oil be used on tile flooring as well?

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