The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Ask ACI: Hardwood Floors and Steam Mops


Q: Can you use steam mops to clean sealed engineered hardwood floors?

A: As a general rule, the hardwood flooring industry does not recommend using steam mops on wood floors of any type. The manufacturers have recommended cleaning practices and solutions, and using other products and machines will void your warranty. Contact the manufacturer of your flooring to get their cleaning recommendations.