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To be honest, I’ve been a little lax about treating or maintaining our hardwood floors at home. I forget to use special products just for wood. I disinfect and clean a lot but I never think to use a product specific for wood flooring. My floors see a lot of wear and tear so it is important for me to use a product that will clean well without destroying the wood…but it must also be good to use for kids with allergies and asthma—meaning no dyes or scents. Quite an impossible criteria.
My kids are always playing games on the floor, doing puzzles, making art…plus our little cousins are at our apartment often—the toddler is three-and-a-half and has the famous trio, eczema/allergies/asthma and the baby is just shy of one year old, so I have to be careful what I use to clean the floors. I started using Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner, which is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and their partner Allergy Standards Ltd.
Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner is hypoallergenic, formulated without any dyes or scents and removes over 93% of allergens from hard surfaces (based on the independent laboratory testing). All three of my kids have sensitive skin and I think all moms are constantly looking for safer and less irritating products to use. And since more and more of us are suffering from mild allergies, using a product that is allergy friendly is good for everyone.
The Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner works well—it is definitely tough on dirt and grime and helps remove surface marks and make the floor look shiny and new—but the water-based solution is delicate on the little kiddos. The whole outfit is pretty sleek and doesn’t dull the floor or leave residue. Bona has cleaners and polishes but they also sell mops and mop accessories—check out their website for more information about the allergy-friendly products and cleaners.