Hardwood floors can get filthy. Check out 10 incredible ways to clean them

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Hardwood floors are not only a beautiful addition to homes, but they can increase the value of homes. However, there are a few downsides to having wood floors in your home. The most noticeable downside to having wood floors is how easily they can get dirty, especially if you have kids or pets.
Here are a few handy ways to keep your hardwood floors in tip-top shape.
1. Repair dents with an iron
If your kid drops their heavy sports equipment onto the hardwood floor and leaves a dent, try this tip for repairing the damage. Watch the video below for instructions.
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2. Remove permanent marker from your wood floors
That permanent artwork that you thought Joe Junior drew on your hardwood floors, may not be so permanent. Try this technique below to remove the damage.
3. Make your own wood floor cleaner (Nature's Nurture)
Be kind to your pocketbook and the environment by following this tip below.
4. Hello Magic Eraser, goodbye scuffs
Get rid of scuffs on your wood floors in a snap with this magic eraser.
5. Use canola oil to remove scratches (Restoring the Picket Fence)
Watch the video below to show you the process.
6. Remove pet urine from your wood floors
If you have pet urine on your floor, you can minimize damage and odors by taking action immediately. While the floor is still wet, try this technique below.
7. Use a microfiber cloth for general cleaning
For general sweeping or cleaning, opt for a microfiber duster. The gentle material protects your floors from scratches, as shown in the video below.
8. Remove gum with ice
This trick is easier than it seems. Just check it out in the video below.
9. Use walnuts to remove scratches
If you have shelled walnuts on hand, you can get rid of scratches. Simply rub the walnut on the scratch until the scratch lightens or disappears.
10. Clean your floors with black tea
Yes, you may be surprised to know that you can use black tea to clean hardwood floors. Next time, before you grab chemical-based cleaners, try the method featured in this video below instead.
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With these ten simple tips, you can keep your hardwood floors clean and beautiful.
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