Best wooden floor cleaner: make those floorboards flawless

These best wooden floor cleaners can help get those floorboards flawless and that parquet pristine

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Opted for wooden flooring? You're probably on the hunt for the best wooden floor cleaners then, right? In order to maximise longevity and keep it looking nice, it's  important to know how best to clean and maintain it. In many cases this amounts to something as simple as finding the best wooden floor cleaner for the job.

Not sure where to start? No fear, we've got you covered with our selection of the best wooden floor cleaners on the market – find everything from pet friendly options to solutions that won't damage the environment.

For more info and advice, here's all you need to know about cleaning hardwood floors. Once you're done, visit our cleaning sourcebook to keep your home sparkling.

What is the best wooden floor cleaner?

We think the best wooden floor cleaner you can buy is the Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray. However, if you're after something for every day cleaning to pop in your mop, opt for the Astonish Wood Floor Cleaner. Find out more below.

How to buy the best wooden floor cleaner?

Size

If you've not got much storage space for cleaning products, it's best to avoid products that come in huge bottles. Also, we suggest trying a product before purchasing a huge bottle in case it's not for you. The majority of wooden floor cleaners on our list are 500ml to one litre.

Type 

Wooden floor cleaners come in screw top bottles or spray bottles. We think it's easier to have a screw top bottle, especially if you have a spray mop, but if you want to use it to clean wooden furniture too, then it's handy to have a spray bottle.

Suitable for

Some wooden floor cleaners aren't suitable for all types of wooden floor, so it's best to check before you buy.

THE BEST WOODEN FLOOR CLEANERS

Best wooden floor cleaner you can buy: Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray

1. Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray

Best wooden floor cleaner you can buy: a bona fide streakless cleaner for a flawless finish

Specifications
Best for: Streakless cleaning
Size: 1 litre
Type: Spray
Suitable for: All wooden floors
Reasons to buy
+ Non-slippy, streakless finish + Quick and effective 

Available in both a one litre spray and four litre pourable cleaner, Bona Wood Floor Cleaner can be used for both small touch-ups and all-over jobs. Reviewers reported a quick and economical clean with no residue or streaks on either engineered or hardwood floors and say the resulting effect is less mirror-shine and more soft sheen.

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Best wooden floor cleaner for everyday: Astonish Wood Floor Cleaner

2. Astonish Wood Floor Cleaner

Best wooden floor cleaner for everyday: great for everyday cleaning and at an affordable price, too

Specifications
Best for: General household cleaning
Size: 1 litre
Type: Screw top bottle
Suitable for: All wooden floors
Reasons to buy
+Smells great+Very affordable+Cruelty free and vegan
Reasons to avoid
-Needs to be diluted

Made by leading cruelty-free cleaning brand Astonish, this wood floor cleaner certainly won't disappoint. For starters, it smells like jasmine & wild berry, so once you've cleaned there won't be any leftover unpleasant bleach-y smell. Not only does this cleaner remove dirt with ease, but it actually leaves a protective coating on your floors to prevent further staining. For use on everything from sealed wooden floors to ceramic tiles and even linoleum, it has never been easier, cheaper and more pleasant to clean your floors. All you need to do it dilute it before use!

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Best wooden floor cleaner for restoring: Rejuvenate Floor Restorer

3. Rejuvenate Floor Restorer

Best wooden floor cleaner for restoring: for floors that look as good as new, this multi-talented cleaner and restorer is tops

Specifications
Best for: Restoring
Size: 450ml
Type: Screw cap bottle
Suitable for: Hardwood and laminated
Reasons to buy
+ Fills in small scratches + Cleans, polishes and protects 

While Bona’s floor cleaner spray is our top pick for maintenance and touch-ups, this Rejuvenate Floor Restorer comes a very close second for its ability to bring past-their-best boards back to life. As well as cleaning, buffing and adding a protective layer to wood, ceramic tile, marble, slate and linoleum floors, this clever cleaner fills small surface scratches on well-loved areas of flooring, and users say it’s just as easy as giving it a quick mop with water. 

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Best wooden floor cleaner for polished floors: Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner

4. Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner

Best wooden floor cleaner for polished floors: a non-abrasive cleaner for beautifully finished floors

Specifications
Best for: Maintenance of polished floors
Size: 1 litre
Type: Screw cap bottle
Suitable for: Oiled, varnished, lacquered and waxed floors
Reasons to buy
+ Suitable for use on all floor finishes + Low on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 

Specially formulated to give a gentle, non-abrasive clean on oiled, varnished, lacquered and waxed wooden floors, the Fiddes floor cleaner promises a thorough clean without any harshness or damage to natural finish of hardwood floors. We'd recommend this product as the best wooden floor cleaner if you're wary of the results of cleaning a wooden floor.

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Best wooden floor cleaner for a refresh: Osmo Wash & Care Floor Cleaner

5. Osmo Wash & Care Floor Cleaner

Best wooden floor cleaner for a refresh: softly, softly; this cleaner takes the kind approach to floors that need a little love

Specifications
Best for: Refreshing surfaces
Size: 1 litre
Type: Screw cap bottle
Suitable for: Lacquered wood
Reasons to buy
+ Gentle on polished floors + Effectively lifts dirt 

Not too dissimilar from our previous pick from Fiddes, this gentle, non-disruptive floor cleaner from Osmo is recommended for waxed and oiled wooden floors. Reviewers were impressed by its effectiveness – specifically its ability to lift dirt out of real wood floors in high traffic areas – as well as its mildness, with sensitive users remarking that it didn’t sting their skin or eyes while using it. Fiddes has the slight edge for its rinse-free formula, but if you like the finishing touch of a quick mop-and-bucket go-over, this is a great alternative. 

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Best wooden floor cleaner for lifting dirt: Parker & Bailey Wood Floor Cleaner

6. Parker & Bailey Wood Floor Cleaner

Best wooden floor cleaner for lifting dirt: harness the power of vinegar (among other things) for beautifully clean floors

Specifications
Best for: Lifting dirt
Size: 651ml
Type: Spray
Suitable for: Hardwood and laminated
Reasons to buy
+ Sees off scuff marks + Naturally-derived ingredients 

Harness the power of naturally-derived cleaners for an Earth-friendly effect that doesn’t skimp on the efficacy. Testers over at Good Housekeeping found it was particularly good at removing scuff marks and loved its spray bottle for easy dispensing. For more eco-friendly cleaning, see our final pick below.

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Dr Bronner's Organic Sal Suds

7. Dr Bronner's Organic Sal Suds

Best organic wooden floor cleaner: these do-everything suds are pure general practice

Specifications
Best for: Organic
Size: 909ml
Type: Screw cap bottle
Suitable for: Hardwood
Reasons to buy
+ Biodegradable, organic and mild + Enormously versatile 

A ‘concentrated hard-surface all-purpose cleaner’, Sal Suds by Dr Bronner are a great option if you have a combination of wooden and tiled floors and want a one-product-fits-all cleaner. Organic and with a mild formula, it's a great option if you're environmentally conscious or for those with sensitive skin or asthma set off by harsh chemical cleaners. All in all, this is our top pick of the best wooden floor cleaner if you're eco-conscious.

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