Zoflora is an incredibly useful cleaning product that can be used in a variety of ways. However, one of the places that Zoflora cannot be used is on your polished wooden floors. It could cause irreparable damage to your lovely, shiny floors.
The best places to use Zoflora are in your kitchen and bathroom, as it can be used on almost all surfaces and to properly clean all the areas of your home that pick up the most germs.
There are various ways to use Zoflora, and all ratios of the product to water balance can be found on their website.
It can also be used outdoors, including patio furniture, bins, drains, and children’s play equipment, as well as on and in your vehicles.
In addition, Zoflora is safe to use around animals, so can be highly useful if you have pets in your household. It is known to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and so will effectively eradicate any germs potentially lingering on your pets after they spend time outside.
What Are Some Safe Options for Cleaning Wooden Floors?
It’s really important to make sure that you are regularly disinfecting your wooden floors as they accumulate large amounts of bacteria and germs on their surface.
In order to efficiently use vinegar on your wooden floors, mix half a cup of white vinegar with a bucket of warm water. Carefully dip a mop (ideally microfibre) into the solution and make sure it does not absorb too much water.
Wash the wood floor in a gentle circular motion and keep dipping it sparingly into the vinegar water as you go.
Make sure to cover the whole floor area to properly kill any bacteria and then immediately wipe the entire area down with a soft dry cloth to make sure that no moisture is left on the wooden floor.
Consider opening all nearby doors and windows for extra ventilation while the floors dry.
A steam cleaner
If you have larger floor space, a steam cleaner could be the easiest way to ensure a proper clean. Again, it is important to remember not to expose the wood to too much water at one time but using a steam cleaner properly should get the job done.
If you’re using a steam cleaner, there is no need for vinegar or any other type of soap to be added while you’re cleaning. The heat of the steam should exterminate any germs or bacteria that have accumulated on the floor.
Make sure to wipe the floors before using the steam cleaner and remove any dust or dirt that may have gathered. If there is debris left on the floor, the steam cleaner could move it around and create scratches in the wood.
It would be a good idea to also wipe the floors down again with a soft dry cloth after cleaning them with the steam cleaner, just to remove any leftover moisture.
Other Things to Avoid!
Bleach is a corrosive chemical that can cause severe damage to your wooden floors. Do not use this product or any kind of standard disinfectant on your floors. Ideally, it’s best to stick to the vinegar method whenever possible.
When using a mop to clean your wooden floors, it is likely that the wood is being exposed to too much liquid. This can cause damage and even warping to your wood. If you do still prefer to use a mop while cleaning, be very careful to wring all excess water out of the strings.
While Zoflora is a very trustworthy cleaning brand, one of the few places to avoid using it is on your wooden floors. It’s best to stick to the tried-and-tested vinegar method rather than expose your wood to any disinfectants or harsh chemicals.
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