Ben and Erin Napier are best known for their home renovation ventures on HGTV's Home Town—and their latest collaboration is sure to help fans partake in their own reno projects, with a budget-friendly price tag. In partnership with Swiffer, the Napiers are providing insight to homeowners about the best techniques to maintaining hardwood floors.
Ben tells House Beautiful that this collaboration came about when Swiffer was "looking for someone with expertise in all different kinds of wood floors to help spread the word about their Swiffer WetJet Wood products." Erin and Ben always try to "use wood floors in our renovations. From 100 year old historic pine floors to modern manufactured wood floors, we love them in all rooms."
The most surprising learning experience from working with Swiffer, reveals Ben, is "how nervous people are about maintaining wood floors." So, what should you know before you clean your own hardwood floors? First things first, says Ben, your floors need to be finished. "If they’re finished with a wax or oil, then these materials will not work for you," he advises. Luckily, though, those are pretty uncommon, so the Napiers' picks should work for most floors.
Naturally, House Beautiful had to find out what Swiffer products the Napiers are most fond of. Ben tells us that the Swiffer WetJet Wood is what he and Erin use on the hardwood floors in their own home. They're also big fans of the mop tool—which has a dual head sprayer and headlights—and the soft, microfiber-like cleaning pads, which "are perfect for finished wood floors."
Ready to embark on your own hardwood floor cleaning project? Shop the Napiers' favorite Swiffer items (and other options) below.
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