How to Do Parquet Polishing For Your Own House

When you first acquire your house, everything looks set from the walls to the roofs and floors. However, as time goes by, they start to wear out, thereby making regular maintenance practices a necessity. If you have a parquet floor, the challenge is even tougher. However, this does not mean that you will have to hire a technician each time you want your floor polished. If anything, many simple DIY procedures are available all with the aim of helping you regain the original look of your floor. This article takes you through one of the DIY procedures.

Combination of White Vinegar and Olive Oil

Do you have olive oil and white vinegar in your house? If so, you have all the right ingredients that will help you regain the magnificent look of your parquet floor. Simply follow the procedure below:


  • ¼ cups olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 12 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 cups of hot water

The first step is to combine the olive oil with white vinegar. Add the hot water and the drops of essential oil. Take a clean mop or rag and start wiping your floor, taking keen attention to the most affected area. It is important to note that if you have a bigger floor to cover you will need more of the ingredients.

After polishing most parts of your floor, at times you might notice that it is still sticky. Take another clean cloth or rag and clean the remaining oil that is causing the stickiness. What will remain is your amazingly new parquet floor.


Even though it is a tricky affair, cleaning your parquet floor  does not have to be a mission to dread. If anything, simple DIY tactics such as the one explained in this article will help you save some money that you could have otherwise paid to a technician.

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