How Can You Use a Carpet Cleaner on Hardwood Floor

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Hardwood floor is one of the popular flooring options to make your home more attractive. But cleaning and maintenance of hardwood floors are a little more difficult than other floors.

If you do any little neglect the floor can be ruined. Many cleaning options you can use to clean the hardwood floor. But do you know you can use a carpet cleaner on the hardwood floor? 

Yes, to make your cleaning work simple we have brought a cleaning recipe that can help you in cleaning both the carpet and the hardwood floor.

We have combined all-natural ingredients that are available in your home and made a cleaning recipe that can remove all types of dirt, stain and deep clean the carpet and the hardwood floor.

Excited to know how you can use a carpet cleaner on a hardwood floor? Then be with us and read below.

How Can You Use a Carpet Cleaner on Hardwood Floor

Before we use the carpet cleaner we have to know what the carpet cleaner is. For better results, we use a DIY homemade cleaning solution to clean a carpet. You will get to know how to prepare the cleaning solution below.

Cleaning solution

Take one-gallon warm water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, ¾ cup of hydrogen, and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Now mix all of these ingredients and prepare a solution.

Make sure some bubbles are showing up, it means the dish soap is mixed well.

If you want your carpet/hardwood floor doesn’t get dull then add 4-5 drops of baby oil/jojoba oil/orange essential oil.

This solution is better than the store-bought solution, as it gives effective results, affordable and simple to use.

And most importantly it doesn’t have any side effects nor does it have any health issues. You can use it safely on the carpet or the floor, both will be safely deep cleaned.

Equipment list: 

  • Carpet cleaner
  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Goggles
  • Mask
  • Hand Gloves

Applying Process

Take the carpet solution you had prepared to clean the carpet, if the solution you have used to clean the carpet then you can’t use the same solution. Because the solution is full of dirt now.

So you have to prepare the solution again. Take the same quantity of ingredients and mix them. But as the hardwood floor needs extra care add some baking soda into the solution, around one tablespoon baking soda will be enough.

Take a clean cloth or sponge, dip it into the solution, wring it well, and mop the floor. Don’t forget to dry clean the floor before you use this process.

If you avoid dry cleaning, then the dirt will stick with the sponge and cleaning will be difficult. And you have to change the solution minimum of thrice to clean the floor. 

First broom or vacuum well then mop the floor with warm water, wear the protective gears and then use the solution to clean the floor.

After mopping the floor with the solution immediately, rinse the floor with plain warm water. And then use a microfiber dry cloth to wipe away the residue.

Dry it in natural air. See, using a carpet cleaner to clean a hardwood floor isn’t a difficult task. You just have to be a little bit careful. 

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Can You Use a Carpet Shampooer on Hardwood Floors

Yes, you can use a carpet shampooer on hardwood floors. But you have to be extra careful about the wetness. If the floor is wet for a long time the hardwood floor can swell or see mold growth. 

Can you use carpet cleaner on the couch?

Yes, you can use carpet cleaner on the couch. A carpet cleaner isn’t the only means to clean the carpet. You can clean various upholstery like a couch, mattress, pet stains, furniture rugs, and couch also. You just have to maintain the cleaning process and be a little bit careful. 

How Long Does It Take to Replace Hardwood Floors?

It should take 2-3 days to replace the hardwood floors. If it is two-person, both can lay a minimum of 750 square feet of flooring in a day and a maximum of 1000 square feet. If you are in a hurry you can hire more people and can complete the task in one day. Overall, the time depends on how many people are working. 

Can Vinegar and Water Be Used on Hardwood Floors?

Vinegar and water can be used on the hardwood floors. But as vinegar is one type of acid so chances are there it may damage the finish layer/protective layer of the hardwood floor. As long as you use vinegar in the minimum quantity it won’t harm the hardwood floor. 

Can Sunlight Damage Hardwood Floors?

Yes, sunlight can damage the hardwood floors. When continuously UV rays get in touch with the hardwood floors it makes the protective layer dull, thin, and after a period damage the whole surface. Even rugs, furniture, artworks or anything you get touch with sunlight directly, with time it damages the products.


We have shared an easy method to use a carpet cleaner on the hardwood floor.

If you follow the process carefully we hope you will be able to clean your hardwood floor with the DIY cleaner without any damage.

Or if you want you can use a commercial cleaner instead of a DIY cleaner. Just make sure to follow the tricks we shared above and get a clean hardwood floor with a carpet cleaner.

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