Step 1 Sweep or Vacuum to Remove Any Loose Dirt
Use a broom or specially-designed hardwood floor mop to clear dust, dirt and debris from your floors. Many specialty products from brands like Bona allow you to sweep floors with an attached pad that attracts debris, even without water.
Vacuum your floors about once per week to remove dirt and debris between cracks and to get those hard-to-reach areas. Vacuums with a hard floor setting work best. Look for a vacuum designed to be safe for hardwood floors if you’re in the market for a new one.
High-quality stick vacuums are a particularly popular choice since they’re easy to maneuver and have a variety of settings to keep your hardwood floors scratch-free.