The green cleaning phenomenon seems to continue unabated as consumers demand healthy products. So when it comes to green cleaning products for hardwood floors, it’s not a surprise that most people shopping for those sorts of things want something safe for their kids and pets.

Prior to this recent green revolution, floor cleaning products were known to be dangerous to human health and bad for the environment. They contained chemicals that made sure everything was clean but they also killed fish when disposed of in the sewage system. In addition, they could induce breathing problems, skin irritation or worse.

It is possible to mix your own natural cleaners. It’s not expensive and you know what you’re putting in there.

On the other hand, here are some green cleaning products for hardwood floors that might also serve the purpose:

WOW Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner

This product made by the San Clemente, Calif., company, Black Diamond Stoneworks, is water-based and non-toxic. You can spray it on dirt, oil, footprints, food and drink to have it come up from the wood. It promises not to leave a streak or dulling residue.

Method Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner

Method’s products are popular not only for their effectiveness but for their design as well. This floor cleaner is no-wax, non-toxic and made with biodegradable ingredients. What’s more is that it comes in a pleasant almond scent.

Martha Stewart Clean Wood Floor Cleaner

Martha’s entry in the wood floor products contest is made with more than 99 percent plant and mineral based ingredients that do not leave a sticky residue. It helps remove all sorts of dirt as well as shoe scuffs and it is certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program.

Zep Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner

This product made the EPA list in 2008 and has remained on there ever since. The Zep hardwood cleaner leaves a fresh scent and it can be used for cleaning polyurethane-finished wood and laminate floors in addition to other surfaces.

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Green cleaning for floors