the whole main level of my house has hard wood flooring. most of the time it's nice, and i really like it EXCEPT when it comes to cleaning. i don't really know the best way to clean them, and i really don't know what the rules are. can you use regular pine sol? does soapy water work? are you supposed to use a mop?-so many unanswered questions.
a few weeks ago, i went on a cleaning rampage. i scrubbed and cleaned for hours, but i really didn't know what to do about the floor. i often use lysol wipes, but i wanted an actual cleaner. i tried twitter first, and when i didn't get much response, i went to google. everyone seemed to say vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water. i took a little of what everyone said and made up my own.
vinegar (all i had was pickle vinegar so i used it)
lemon essential oil
mix equal parts vinegar, water, rubbing alcohol
add 10-20 drops of oil (mostly for the smell)
combine in a spray bottle
spray on floor and scrub with cloth. the lemon oil helped a little, but my house still smelled like vinegar. at least it was clean.