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Can I use Pine Sol to clean my wood floors?

post #1 of 13
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I have been using a pricey wood cleaner and polisher, but I have to clean the soooo often b/c we have dogs and DD is crawling.

Can I use Pine Sol or will it mess up the floors?

And is it safe for baby after it dries?
post #2 of 13
If anything I would go to Murphys Oil Soap. Personally I would be afraid of the results, could strip....Then again my floors are almost a 100 yrs old
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by momof2boys View Post

If anything I would go to Murphys Oil Soap. Personally I would be afraid of the results, could strip....Then again my floors are almost a 100 yrs old

Wow! I bet they are beautiful. DH and I have a soft spot for old homes. We renovated a really little 100 year old cottage in our downtown area for our 1st home. We would love to move back down there, but it just isn't the environment in which we want to raise our kiddos.

Now an old farm house....ooooooo...a dream!

Thanks for the tip.
post #4 of 13
NO. It will ruin the floors. Try Method or SeaSide Naturals for the floors.
post #5 of 13
Murphy's Oil Soap is supposed to be one of the worst things to use on a wood floor...at least according to our hardwood floor installer and carpenter. I stopped using it as soon as I heard that. I just use white vinegar in water for all my hardwood floors...at my house now and at my previous house, which was all hardwood throughout. Works great! I wouldn't use Pine Sol, but that's me, I'm pretty picky about the cleaners I use.
post #6 of 13
NO on the Pine Sol - man, I can't even breathe if that stuff is out. I've also heard bad things about the Murphy's, although we have used it to spot clean here and there.

My mother had H/W floors & she always used vinegar/water. That is what the wood finisher guy told her. We have an old home & had the carpets lifted & h/w refinished. The guy told us, also, vinegar water. I made a mix in a spray bottle & I spray the floor & lightly mop it.Works fine.
post #7 of 13
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Thanks ladies! I'm sold! Vinegar and water it is.

I have recently (the past couple of months) taken over the household cleaning and will, likely, have many of these seemingly obvious questions. Thanks for the info!

Man, do I miss our housekeeper!
post #8 of 13
Ok, going back to vinegar lol I should say I dont use the oil soap EVERY time but I do use
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by momof2boys View Post

Ok, going back to vinegar lol I should say I dont use the oil soap EVERY time but I do use

I bet it is fine (maybe even good) to use periodically.

I have been using this Orange Glo hardwood cleaner/polisher. I don't feel my floors are particularly clean or polished looking. And it gets expensive when you have to do it so often. It is so embarrassing when people come over and the tops of DD's socks are dingy from crawling around the house. Maybe the vinegar will help. I really do clean the floors A LOT!
post #10 of 13
I second and third the vinegar, that is what I use. I do use murphys oil once a month, it does leave a residue I have found.

baby will thank you for using vinegar! she can breathe easy
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