Can I use a steam cleaner to clean wooden floors?

Although steam cleaners are routinely advertised for cleaning wooden floors we strongly advice against this. The high-pressure steam introduced by steam cleaners is likely to degrade, damage or strip any wood finish over time. There's also a danger that the steam can penetrate the wood of the floor, potentially causing swelling, warping or splitting of the wood. For this reason, we always recommend that wooden floors are only dry swept, vacuumed or cleaned with a slightly dampened cloth or mop, using only a dedicated, Ph balanced wooden floor cleaner.