Can Wet Mopping Cloths Be Used on Wood Floors?

According to the manufacturer's website, the wet mopping cloth is appropriate for use on finished hardwood floors when you use either the dry or wet mopping cloths. Wet mopping cloths aren't recommended for use on unfinished, waxed or oiled floors, and you should use them with caution on finished hardwood.

Test Results

In a test conducted by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, the wet mopping cloths did a good job dissolving and removing hardened gelatin from a wood-floor test panel, but several passes were required to remove scuff marks. Testers noted the pads were easy to dispense and the system was easy to use. Despite rumors to the contrary, wet mopping cloths are safe to use in houses with dogs and cats as long as proper precautions are taken to keep the animal from walking on a wet floor or ingesting the solution; it is not toxic but may cause skin irritation or stomach pains.

Using wet mopping cloths

The cleaning solution in wet mopping cloths is water based -- and water is bad for hardwood or laminate floors. The danger of it seeping though a new finish isn't great, but if any part of the floor is worn, the water can can cause spotting. Moreover, it can seep into the cracks between boards and cause swelling and curling. If you own a wet mopping cloths, stick with the dry refills for cleaning your hardwood floors.

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