Always spot test your floor before cleaning
Wipe up spills immediately as they occur, sweep or vacuum debris as soon as they are spotted and where possible protect heavy traffic areas with rugs or mats.
Repair shallow scratches to hardwood floors by rubbing shelled walnuts into them, as the natural oil in walnut will harden when it is dried and form a protective shield in the cracks.
Eliminate permanent marker from wood floors with a bit of toothpaste and a damp cloth.
Use old wine corks
Old wine corks can serve as a stabilizer for unbalanced chairs and tables, and they can help protect your wooden floors when moving any of these or other movable items of furniture.
Felt Tip Pens
Use felt tip pens or pro wood touch up markers to hide scratch marks that can make your floors look unsightly.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide
For stains, try some hydrogen peroxide on the soiled area, then cover it with a moist rag. Check back every few minutes to see if the stain is lifting.
Use Tea Bags
Use tea bags and boiling water to give your dark hardwood floors a lustrous shine. Steep six teabags in one quart of boiling water and let the mixture cool with the tea bags in it. Dip a soft cloth in the tea and wipe it on your floors, or use the solution in a spray bottle, to restore your hardwood flooring. Just be careful not to use too much or let the tea sit on the floor, especially if it does not have a good finish because excessive use of this solution can damage wood floors.
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