Maybe you just don’t like using chemicals in your home or perhaps there’s a medical reason that requires that you avoid the use of chemicals. No matter the case, you want to ensure that your home looks spick and span, especially the wooden floors within your home, right? Well, there’s a great alternative to the use of chemicals to help shine your wooden floor – there’s a natural alternative.


You can use it to clean your wooden floor properly, while giving it a gorgeous polished finish. Here are the things you need:

  • A cloth mop
  • A dust mop
  • A spray bottle
  • Vegetable oil
  • White vinegar


Now, we’re going to show you exactly what you need to do to give your floor that natural clean and shine.

  • Do a daily sweeping or dust mopping of your floors, particularly in areas that experience a lot more traffic. That way you can lessen on the dirt buildup and on the need for excessive cleaning.
  • Mix white vinegar and vegetable oil (in equal amounts) in a spray bottle. Every time you’re going to use this cleaner, mix a fresh set so that the oil doesn’t go bad.
  • At least once a week, mop with a soft cloth mop to clean the floor.
  • Now, spray the cleaning solution onto the floor and mop it around. When using this solution, the vinegar gets rid of the dirt and the vegetable oil helps to condition the wood to prevent it from drying out. That contributes to a lovely shine.
  • Use a clean mop head or soft towel to wipe the residue off the floor, in a circular motion. That way, you can dry it, buff it and bring out the shine as well.


We are professional flooring contractors in Ottawa. If you are looking to replace your floors in Ottawa or refinish your floors in your home to look like new again then give us a call for a free Ottawa flooring quote. We have the experience needed to make recommendations on the right materials for your flooring job and we can do the flooring work the right way to ensure your Ottawa floors last for a long time and add real value to your home. Call us for all of your Ottawa floor installation and refinishing needs.