Hardwood Floors

How To CleanHardwood Floors

The only thing better than gleaming, spotless hardwood floors? Gleaming, spotless hardwood floors that smell like your favorite Pine-Sol® scent. Here's how to get 'em.



Sweep or vacuum the floor with a hard floor attachment to remove loose dirt.


Add ¼ cup Pine-Sol® to a bucket with about a gallon of water.


Mop your floor with the mixture. Try not to let liquid pool, which can warp and streak wood.


Scrub stains and shoe marks with full-strength Pine-Sol®. Use a toothbrush or sponge instead of steel wool or scouring pads when cleaning your floors.


Rinse with water.

What Your Mama
Taught You

“Fill up the sink with hot water & a cap full of your favorite Pine Sol floor cleaner. Add 2 tbsp of vinegar & use to clean any type of floor. I use this method on my hardwood floors to get a clean, smooth & shiny surface!”


Try Pine-Sol® Mandarin Sunrise™ for routine cleans, or Original Pine-Sol® for a deep disinfecting wash.

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Featured Tips

Go Shoeless

Stop dirt in its tracks by having everyone remove their shoes at the door. Place baskets on the floor for family and friends to stash their shoes, or use a shoe rack or cubbies to keep shoes organized.

Mopping 101

Before mopping, sweep up crumbs and dirt. Then start mopping at the farthest corner of the room and work backward toward the door. Want to avoid tripping over that bucket? Keep it on the unmopped portion of the floor.