Best Methods to remove stains from the wood flooring

remove stains from wood flooring

Wooden Flooring gives a classy ambience to homes and commercial spaces and who wouldn’t want to keep it impeccable, with its appeal intact! But, let’s be real, wooden floors or any floor obviously is prone to staining, spillage and marks, even more in residential spaces. After all, what is the use of a beautiful floor, if you don’t live your beautiful routine life on it. And, in routine life we will see all kinds of stains falling on the floors, over time.

A Quick and efficient cleaning strategy can still make your wooden flooring continue to look impeccable! Whether its hard wood flooring or engineered wood flooring, the below information will help you tackle all kinds of stains.

For any queries on hard wood flooring or engineered wood flooring in UK, reach out to us at Trade Flooring UK, we provide UK’s best wooden flooring solutions.

Factors to consider before choosing a cleaning method for your hardwood flooring

The type of your hardwood flooring finishing

Always consider this factor first and then find a suitable stain removal solution. Engineered wood flooring and hardwood flooring have different compositions and each type might react differently to various cleaning solutions. The best practice would be to refer to the manufacturer guidelines and choose a cleaning agent that best suits your specific wooden floor type.

The type of stain

Better to know the stain type before choosing the method of stain removal in wood flooring. Some stains might just need a wipe with a cloth dipped in warm water, while some might need even stronger cleaning agents and methods. If in difficulty to figure out the best option to clean, do reach out to the professionals at Trade Flooring UK for the best stain removal solutions.

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Methods of Removing stain

Here are a few practical ways to remove stains from wood flooring, which are easy and cost-effective. Don’t forget to take action as soon as you notice the stain, the longer it stays the deeper the stain can seep in through the wood. 

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural substance that you can use to clean black stains from hardwood floors. Mix equal parts of water and baking soda together to create a paste and then rub it over the stain using a circular motion. Wipe away once you are finished.

Dish Detergent

Dish detergents and cold water can be a quick cleaning solution. This is best for urine (maybe you have a puppy yet to be house-trained? Or a couple of adorable but wild kids?) or ink spills on the wooden floors. This solution works best when the stain is still on the surface.

  • Step 1: Mix cold water and detergent in a cup.
  • Step 2: Using a soft cloth, mop the stained area. Ensure you mop and clean the entire area well with the solution.
  • Step 3: Keep applying pressure while mopping with the soft cloth and notice the gradual change in the stain.
  • Step 4: Repeat all the steps but change the cloth, the can ensure that you are not smearing the stain all over again.

This method works best for paint stains and is very safe and it doesn’t peel off the finishing. It is good for any type of hardwood flooring finishing.

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol can be used in small quantities for removing marks and stains, including heel marks on the floor. Do make sure the area is dry after cleaning as any residue of Isopropyl Alcohol on the floor can dull the finish. Advisable only for spot cleaning of wooden floors.


The best things in life require maintenance and wooden floors are no different. Cleaning the stains at the earliest causes minimal damage to the floor. Whether its engineered wood or hardwood, if you follow a quick cleaning method as soon as the floor is stained, you can maintain the beauty of it. However, if you are not sure, the professionals at Trade Flooring UK are only a call away. Reach out to us for a quick and efficient wood floor cleaning service. We provide the best engineered hard wood floors and bespoke floors in UK.

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