Your hardwood flooring finish is the determining factor as to what cleaning method you should use. Whether it be a natural oil finish or polyurethane, a proper cleaning solution needs to be used.
With natural oil finishes, you need to find out what products to use from the company who finished it. Most natural oil manufacturers make an oil soap as well as an oil refresher to use for cleaning. If you have a polyurethane finish, a simple solution of white vinegar and water can be sufficient. From our experience, we recommend not to use Murphy’s Oil Soap. We have found that this can damage your floors’ finish and may possibly void any warranties you may have.
If you are ever unsure about which product to use, always ask your flooring professional.