Snow, slush, salt and sand are not friends to our hardwood and laminate floors. But when winter rolls into Wisconsin, we’ve got to deal with these elements on a daily basis. Being obsessed with cleaning and the environment we’d like to share some simple, eco-friendly products that can keep your floors clean while keeping your family, and the earth, safe from toxic chemicals.
Whether you have kids, pets, or simply like breathing clean air, it’s a good idea to avoid cleaners with ingredients like synthetic fragrances, carcinogenic substances, petrochemical derivatives, and other toxic chemicals. We’ve put together a list of five eco-friendly products that contain naturally derived ingredients that are safe.
In addition to cleaning wood and laminate floors, many of these products can be used on other types of flooring like linoleum, marble, ceramic tile and more!
Simple Green® Naturals Floor Care
This woodsy-scented cleaner works on laminate, porcelain tile, slate, finished wood, linoleum, and more. Simply spray on your flooring and damp mop up. 100% naturally sourced and biodegradable, this floor cleaner is Green Seal certified and removes acidic and alkaline soils as well as oily residues.
Naturally It’s Clean!
Lightly citrus-scented, this plant and enzyme based formula cleans any type of washable flooring including cork, stone and wood. It helps break down any filmy residue you might already have on your floor, plus the enzymes do an excellent job of combating pet odors. Clean floors by spraying floor cleaner on, and damp mopping off.
Ecover Natural Floor Soap
This UK based company offers an eco-conscious product that’s biodegradable. It contains plant and mineral based ingredients, such as linseed oil, which is derived from flax seeds. This floor cleaner is specifically designed for un-treated, natural, porous flooring such as marble, concrete and linoleum.
Biokleen Bac-Out Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner
Made with natural enzyme cultures, citrus extracts, and plant-based surfactants that clean and deodorize sealed and water-safe floors including hardwood, laminate, marble and ceramic tile. Simply spray this Green Seal approved cleaner onto your floor to remove dirt, grease and grime then damp mop.
Better Life Simply Floored!
With a light citrus and mint scent, this all-natural floor cleaner is gentle on your floors. Safe for use on any type of floor including marble and hardwood, it contains no solvents, alcohols or ethers — which means it won’t eat away at your floor’s finish.
These days, you’ll probably be able to find some of these natural cleaning products at your local super market. If you can’t, try a health food store or simply order one online. Feel free to comment below to let us know which eco-friendly floor cleaner you chose and how it worked!