Floors that Sparkle and Shine

by Alli

Floors that sparkle and shine is a sponsored post by Bona.  My love of their hardwood floor mop is all my own!

The first thing I do before pulling out all of my Christmas decorations is to make sure the house is clean. That includes floors that sparkle and shine.

So when my daughter told me that she was getting ready to put up her Christmas tree, I had to rush right over with my Bona Hardwood Floor Mop. I want to make sure her floors will look their best for such an important family tradition.

Floors that Sparkle with Bona

My daughter and her husband recently purchased a historical Dutch Colonial house that was built in the 1800s, complete with the original hardwood floors.  They’ve barely moved in and unpacked. Now it’s time to start decorating for the holidays.  It’s mom and Bona to the rescue!

The long-term plan is to have those old hardwood floors refinished.  My daughter is surprised that the Bona hardwood floor mop provides a quick and easy way to clean and shine without breaking the budget and without damaging that beautiful old wood.  And, of course, I took pictures.

Floors that Sparkle and Shine

Floors That Sparkle and Shine with Bona

Hardwood Floors that Sparkle and Shine


Floors that Sparkle and Shine

Did you know that vinegar and water will eventually dull a floor’s finish? Some of the benefits I like about Bona is that their products are pH neutral, non-toxic, and GREENGUARD certified. It leaves no residue behind. Not only will my daughter’s hardwood floor sparkle and shine like mine, but the floor will be healthier by using Bona!

To keep your freshly cleaned hardwood floor looking beautiful:

  • Place mats outside and inside exterior doors to lessen tracked in dirt.
  • Prevent marks by using floor protectors under furniture.
  • Use rugs in play areas to keep toys from scratching the floor.

The floors are all done.  My daughter, her husband and their 4 boys can get on with their family tradition of baking their cutout sugar cookies, complete with icing and sprinkles. They will also be doling out the hot cocoa and cranking up the Christmas music.  They boys are excited.  The tree is about to go up and the floors sparkle and shine!

Floors that Sparkle and Shine

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What’s your #1 holiday cleaning tip?









Nichole November 25, 2014 - 7:26 am

We bought our first home this summer, and we have hardwood floors. I love our Bona mop!! WE have the same one

Alli November 25, 2014 - 9:36 am

Isn’t it awesome?

aimee fauci November 25, 2014 - 8:36 am

I love my Bona and need to order more little liquid packs.

Alli November 25, 2014 - 9:37 am

I love it so much, that I bought my daughter one.

Deb November 25, 2014 - 8:44 am

I need one of these! My #1 tip- clean as you go. That way the house is clean when there’s company.

Alli November 25, 2014 - 9:36 am

Great tip! When I’m cooking, I have to clean as I go. I can’t stand cooking/baking in a cluttered space.

Amy Albers November 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

Wow – that’s quite a difference! Our kitchen floor is the only hardwood we have ever had, so when we moved in I was at a little bit of a loss as to how to care for it. Thanks for sharing!

Alli November 25, 2014 - 9:35 am

I was amazed at the difference. Those floors are in pretty poor shape, but Bona brought them back to life.

Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) November 25, 2014 - 9:27 am

I have never hear of a Bona mop. I am loving the difference the mop made. I am actually in need of a new mop; I have been using a shark but I think it’s on it’s last leg!

Alli November 25, 2014 - 9:34 am

I love my Bona mop. I had used another brand for years, but I saw an immediate difference with the Bona. Make sure you click through and grab that coupon. 🙂

Kristen November 25, 2014 - 9:55 am

Oh, I may have to treat myself to one of these!

Alli November 25, 2014 - 10:27 am

It’s so worth it. 🙂

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 25, 2014 - 3:17 pm

I use the Bona Stone, Tile & Laminate… LOVE it! Everything always looks beautiful. 🙂

~Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Alli November 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

It really shines and cleans! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving, Lorelai!

Ricci November 25, 2014 - 10:59 pm

This looks like an awesome product!! Most of my house is hardwood and I’ve had the hardest time finding a good steam mop!! I will definitely be looking into this!!

Susan Mahlburg November 28, 2014 - 7:01 am

I need to get on top of floor cleaning. This method would make my life so much easier!

Sally November 30, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Look like it would making cleaning fast! We like that as busy mums

Megan Walker December 1, 2014 - 7:07 pm

I didn’t know a vinegar-based cleaner could dull hardwood floors. Great to know! Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods December 3, 2014 - 10:01 am

Oh my goodness, I *need* a Bona floor cleaner! My children are the messiest little ones ever.

My tip is to create a chore list of each child in the family. Even if they only do two small things a day, it makes a big difference.

Merry Christmas!
~ Ashley

Alli December 4, 2014 - 7:26 am

Great tip, Ashley! I was using that other brand name mop system. Once I tried the Bona, I was hooked! It’s so much better and the shine it leaves behind is amazing. I’m definitely sold.


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