How to clean parquet floors

How to clean parquet floors?

August 23, 2021

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A well-maintained parquet floor makes us feel very warm, but the problem is that it is very difficult to maintain parquet flooring perfectly. There are tons of reasons to choose parquet flooring to use in the home, but there is only one thing that is considered as a negative point of using parquet flooring, and it is the maintenance. In reality, maintenance is not very difficult if you take care of your flooring regularly. In this article, we are going to solve that only problem. We will be talking about how to clean parquet floors easily and efficiently. 

Dry cleaning

A common misconception is that parquet flooring requires a thorough cleaning, but this is not true. Actually, parquet flooring can be cleaned very easily. You just need to be regular about the cleaning. You may know that most of the parquet flooring is not completely waterproof. So, dry cleaning is best in this regard. Watch out with the hoover. They are often made of hard material. They can therefore scratch your floor. Fortunately, many vacuums nowadays have ingenious designs to prevent this. They now have brushes that you can click down. This is officially for cleaning rugs, but it works just as well.

Not only, dry cleaning is easy than mopping the floor, but also it will increase the lifespan of the flooring as exposure to water will be very less. You can use a hoover to do dry cleaning or can also sweep the floor with a dry besom. By doing dry cleaning, you can clean all of the dust present on the surface of the flooring. In this way, this dust and dirt will not get into the cracks and spaces of the flooring. 

If you practice regular dry cleaning, it will become much easier for you to do a thorough cleaning as the flooring will already be pretty much cleaned. Remember that you should just be regular if you want your parquet flooring to look good. So, try to sweep the floor at least once or twice a day. 

How to clean parquet floors

Wet cleaning

If you do regular dry cleaning, there is no need to do wet cleaning. Dry cleaning is enough to clean your floor, but if you are still not satisfied with the dry cleaning, then you should opt for wet cleaning options. However, you should not do wet cleaning on a regular basis because it will damage the flooring and may lessen the lifespan of the flooring. Also, you need to watch out for the amount of water you use. If you use too much water, the floor could damage or rings will appear where the water used to be. That’s certainly not what you want to happen.

Wet cleaning should be done on a monthly or yearly basis depending upon the area in which you live and on the number of family members you have. You can mop the floor or wash it with a little amount of water and floor cleaning detergent. Remember not to overuse the detergent because it can damage the shiny coating of the flooring. 


These cleaning methods will help you a lot in cleaning parquet flooring. By doing dry or wet cleaning, you not only save a lot of your time, but you will also clean your parquet floor in the right manner without damaging it. This way, you can enjoy a squeaky-clean floor for a very long time. There is nothing more annoying than scratches on your beloved floor. Floors are not cheap, especially parquet floors. The last thing you want is for the floor to become so damaged that you have to replace it.

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