Way back when, I moved into a home with...CARPET. Now, it wasn't just ANY carpet - it was old carpet. Carpet so old that when we would steam clean it, the fibers would come loose and clog up the steam cleaner. One of the first things my ex husband and I did when we bought our home in 2009 was tear out all of the carpet and replace it with wood laminate flooring. Not only did it lend a more aesthetically pleasing look to our home, but it has made cleaning our floors so much easier. Who wants to vacuum constantly and have to steam clean carpets? With a bunch of furry family members in the house, wood or wood laminate flooring is just so much more sensible. Of course, I have a few tips on How to Care For Your Wood Floors, because even they get dirty!
Do you want to know the reason my floors are constantly in need of a good Swiffer WetJet Wood?
How to Care For Your Wood Floors with Swiffer
We have not one, not two, not three...but FOUR dogs in our home. Oh, and a few cats (three to be exact).
While the pets are regularly groomed, of course they still shed their fur, leave a bit of dander here and there, and the dogs are constantly tracking in grass, leaves and dirt from the backyard. I think Kilo does it on purpose! I HAVE PROOF, guys!
As much as I would love to blame it all on the pets, the truth is, Angeline and I also do our fair share of dirtying up the floors. Especially during the rainy season here in Miami, when you can't walk outside without tracking something back indoors. It's been especially difficult to keep our house clean - not just the floors - as of late, as they have been doing road work on our block and in the surrounding neighborhood for months! All of that dirt in the air slowly makes its way into our home...and settles right onto the wood floors. YUCK!
Thankfully, Swiffer now has the Swiffer WetJet Wood and it's such a life saver! Whether you are new to wood floors or are just looking for a way to make maintaining the wood flooring you have had for a while easier, I think that you will like Swiffer WetJet Wood! It is a fast and easy way to help maintain your wood floors so you can keep loving them instead of stressing over how best to clean them. Wood floors are soo pretty, and come in so many different patterns, grains and shades. Installing the wood laminate flooring was actually the second biggest renovation my ex husband and I did to our home when we purchased it - the first being installing hurricane proof windows and french doors.
How to Care For Your Wood Floors with Swiffer
I've experimented with different cleaning systems over the years, as wood laminate flooring requires just as much special attention as wood flooring. I love how easy Swiffer WetJet Wood makes keeping my wood floors clean for me! You can purchase the Swiffer WetJet Wood at your local Target stores, it makes shopping so much easier when you are able to purchase all of your household needs - and groceries - in the same place. Yay for Target!
Swiffer WetJet Wood is specially made for wood floors with a microfiber-like pad that’s really soft and it sprays with a light mist that dries in half the time so that dirt and grime gets absorbed and locked away.
The coolest part of the Swiffer WetJet Wood is that it prevents streaks and haze, so regular cleaning is a breeze, which makes the deep cleaning a thing of the past! Using the Swiffer WetJet Wood is quick and easy, so you never find yourself dreading "doing the floors" like you normally would. Just a quick Swiffer through the house and your floors are good to go!
One really cool feature of the Swiffer WetJet Wood is that it has illuminated spray nozzles! I find this to be really helpful, as my house is poorly lit during most of the day, so the little lights help "light the way," so to speak!
The Swiffer WetJet Wood even comes with batteries to operate the lights, and they are very easy to install.
Now, I actually use a ton of different Swiffer products to help me keep the house clean. Even though I have a housekeeper who comes twice a month to do the heavy lifting, Angeline and I are easily able to maintain our clean home by using the following Swiffer products:
Swiffer WetJet Wood: All-in-one system that cleans floors thoroughly using cleaning solutions specially formulated to break up and dissolve tough messes but be gentle on your wood floors.
Swiffer Sweeper: A 2-in-1 hard surface sweeping and mopping tool. The dry cloth has deep ridges and grooves that conform to the surface of your floor to trap and lock dirt, dust, and hair, while the wet cloth dissolves dirt and grime and traps it away giving you an amazing clean.
We love the Swiffer Sweeper because we can use it on literally EVERY surface in the house! Our bathroom and my office are tiled, and the rest of the house has wood laminate flooring. It's so nice to be able to clean the floors of dirt and pet fur with one cleaning tool. I also use the Swiffer Sweeper to "dust" the walls and remove cobwebs. It is so handy!
Swiffer Dusters: With Dust Lock Adhesive™ and 50% more fibers than regular dusters, this amazing all-around design cleans deep into grooves to trap and lock up to 3X more dust than a feather duster. I love the Swiffer Dusters because they are really easy to use. I have always HATED dusting, what with removing every item from the surface I am going to dust, spraying it down with polish, then wiping it down...it's just a headache and so time consuming! The Swiffer Dusters make dusting a breeze!
People have asked if Swiffer products are safe to use in homes with wood floors for years. While all of the Swiffer products have always been safe, now there's one specifically designed for wood floors! Most wood floors are finished with a sealant when they are installed and many cleaning products are carefully formulated to work with these materials. Swiffer is always working to bring the best technology and most convenient products to consumers!