the easiest way to clean your hard-surface floors

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

We love our hard-surface floors for their ease to clean, sleek design and cooling touch in the summers. The only problem is that they do show dirt and that drives me crazy! Luckily, I have a pretty great routine of preventative measures, effective techniques and the best tools – It’s all about having the right tools of the trade.

 tips for clean hard-surface floors

take your shoes off

Prevention is always your best line of defense, so avoid tracking in dirt by using doormats at your entrances and taking your shoes off when you arrive home. Hard surface floors can be cold, which is great in the summer but not so great in the winter. Instead of keeping your shoes on, buy slippers for the family!

put a floor mat at your main entrance

If you’re going to wear shoes in the home, or allow others to, it would be wise to purchase a floor mat. This rug should be long enough for 2-3 strides and will trap dirt coming in the home off of shoes.

regularly change air filters

More prevention – a new air filter can effectively trap dust in the air before it settles onto your floors. It is really dusty/sandy here in the dry desert, so I change mine every month at least, sometimes closer to every 2 weeks.

regularly clean ceiling fans

Ceiling fans can be giant dust collectors and when there collection grows large, it comes flying off the fan. Avoid dust falling to your beautiful floors by keeping ceiling fans clean.

forget the broom

While a broom can be best for a big mess, sweeping dusty floors isn’t the best idea. Sweeping kicks dust up into the air and it will eventually settle back down. Trap dirt, dust and allergens with a Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors.

tools of the trade

Cleaning is always easier when you have the best tools and I suggest always buying the best. When it comes to hard-surface floors (especially hardwoods) there is nothing better than Bona brand products. I like Bona’s Quick Clean System. With an extra-wide mop head, grime-lifting solutions and superior cleaning pads, Bona delivers a thorough clean, quickly.

Whether it’s a surprise guest or an impromptu dinner party, we all need quick clean solutions. To get your hard-surface floors dust and spill free, you need Bona’s Quick Clean System:

  • Tools – Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors: clean 40% faster thanks to the new extra-large mop design.
  • Dusting Solution – Bona® Disposable Dusting Cloths: this 3D design picks up more dust and dirt, especially pet hair
  • Cleaning Solution – Bona® Wet Cleaning Pads:  these thick pads are infused with Bona proprietary cleaning solution designed for proper hardwood floor care.

Cleaning hard surfaces has never been easier! Keep your home visitor-ready with the Bona Quick Clean System – easy to use, safe for precious hardwood floors and the fasted way to pick up dust! The fast-drying, no residue formula is perfect for impromptu clean-ups. Learn more about the Bona Quick Clean System here!


Bona is offering one lucky ITKM reader a “Quick Clean Kit” which includes the following:

Tools – Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors

Dusting Solution – Bona® Disposable Dusting Cloths

Cleaning Solution – Bona® Wet Cleaning Pads

To enter –>> click over to the Bona website and leave a comment below.

One winner will be randomly chose on 9/10/18.

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  1. Abigail Gibson
    August 29, 2018 at 1:29 am — Reply

    Thank you for sharing this review. All I have are wood floors and have been looking for a good mop. So far I haven’t found a good mop.

  2. Donna Clifford
    August 29, 2018 at 3:45 am — Reply

    Thanks for the chance.

  3. Cynthia C
    August 29, 2018 at 3:53 am — Reply

    This looks like it would be perfect for cleaning pet hair from hardwood floors. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Jeanie
    August 29, 2018 at 4:32 am — Reply

    this kit looks great, and would be a welcome addition to my cleaning routine with 2 young boys and hardwood floors throughout.

  5. beth shepherd
    August 29, 2018 at 9:14 am — Reply

    This would b amazing to win. Thank you

  6. Ashley C
    August 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    I love boma products! They are my favorite for floor cleaning

  7. Jennifer P
    August 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    This would help out so much, thank you for the chance

  8. nickie
    August 29, 2018 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the review, this would be great for my wood floors.

  9. Jean F
    August 29, 2018 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    Cleaning floors is a hassle.

  10. August 30, 2018 at 7:13 am — Reply

    Great tips. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Faye Jessica |

  11. Rosie
    August 30, 2018 at 8:12 am — Reply

    This looks amazing, and I like the large surface it covers. I have parquet and it is a bear to clean, I do damp cleaning by hand on my hands and knees, as a senior that a pain. I’d love my floors to look really nice and not have it take all day!

  12. August 30, 2018 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Daytona Beach does not have rugs, Perfect for all floors Thanks

  13. Angelica
    August 30, 2018 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    Wow! I love how fast the cleaning wipes attach to the mop!! And the wideness of the mop head is a huge plus!!! My home will definitely be cleaned super quick! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  14. Sara Sullivan
    August 30, 2018 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the information. I just replaced the carpet in my home with hardwood floors and have been having trouble finding a product that would clean and not leave streaks!

  15. Ellie Wright
    August 31, 2018 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    Lots of great info. We are about to pull up the carpet in our living room that is 25 years old and install laminate wood. I need to invest in these products.

  16. Jennifer Reed
    August 31, 2018 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    This kit looks so useful. I would love to try the Bona Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors.

  17. Susan Christy
    September 2, 2018 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    I love the Bona Hardwood floor cleaner.

  18. cheryl s
    September 3, 2018 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    We use Boma products only to clean our floors

  19. Antoinette M
    September 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    Love the wet cleaning pads for my hardwood floors.

  20. Jeanna
    September 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    I’ve been looking for a new mop to help clean my hardwood floors better! Great info!

  21. Kobi Carpenter
    September 7, 2018 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    My husband drives a dump truck, everyday he tracks in gravel and dirt. I end up cleaning the floors in the entryway and kitchen daily. Would love to have this kit

  22. Linda K
    September 7, 2018 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    I had never heard of Bona before. Thank you for the review.

  23. Janine Hwang
    September 8, 2018 at 12:29 am — Reply

    I use the Bona products for tile!

  24. Kerry Paul
    September 8, 2018 at 4:28 am — Reply

    Bona makes cleaning hardwood floors easy! I hate carpeting! I never feel like it is clean!

  25. September 8, 2018 at 5:01 am — Reply

    I love Bona for cleaning my hardwood floors. It does not streak. I would love to win the refills for this and a new mop.

  26. steve Singer
    September 8, 2018 at 6:09 am — Reply

    would love to have a Bona for our hardwood floors!

  27. clynsg
    September 8, 2018 at 6:09 am — Reply

    We are in the process of getting rid of the carpet that was in the house when we bought it, and are certainly interested in learning about the best ways of caring for the new hard flooring.

  28. Breanne
    September 8, 2018 at 7:42 am — Reply

    This would be awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  29. Lisa Carr
    September 8, 2018 at 10:10 am — Reply

    I love the quality of Bona products. We are always running out the door – between baseball, football, school and work, we don’t have a lot of time to clean thoroughly. We have mostly hardwood floors throughout our house. This would be such a great help.

  30. Leslie Davis
    September 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the chance. :)

  31. Kathy Hanley
    September 8, 2018 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    These products look amazing and I would love to use them in my home!

  32. Laurie Emerson
    September 8, 2018 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    This is so perfect for my house. I have all wood floors which can be so hard to clean!

  33. Claudia Davis
    September 9, 2018 at 6:03 am — Reply

    i’m excited to try this as i am getting new floors installed in 2 weeks.

  34. Hesper Fry
    September 9, 2018 at 6:59 am — Reply

    Having 2 big dogs, this would be great for helping pick up all the pet hair. I also like the extra wide mop head.

  35. Tiffany Tisdale
    September 9, 2018 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Thanks for the chance !!

  36. Regina Salas
    September 9, 2018 at 10:45 am — Reply

    I have not tried Bona products. Thank you for the opportunity to win this package.

  37. Theresa D
    September 9, 2018 at 11:46 am — Reply

    Thanks for sharing some great information. I have mostly hard surface flooring in my home so these products sound really useful.

  38. Courtney
    September 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    this looks awesome!

  39. Crystal Trosper
    September 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm — Reply

    Oh! I need this!

  40. Beverly Metcalf
    September 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I would like the Bona Premium Microfiber Mop. It looks like it does a good job on hardwood floors. Thanks!

  41. Karen Gonyea
    September 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    I love Bona products !!

  42. Trisha McKee
    September 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the chance. I have two bulldogs and two kids and need all the help I can get with my floors!

  43. Betty Curran
    September 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    I love products that do the job well and save time and energy. Bona is outstanding.

  44. Leah Shumack
    September 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    I would love to give this a try on my hardwood floors! It looks huge to my swiffer that I’m using now!

  45. Brittany
    September 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm — Reply

    I would love to try this out on my floors.

  46. Madonna
    September 10, 2018 at 7:18 am — Reply

    I need an easy way to clean floors.

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