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Floor Cleaning products that are cat-safe???

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi all, I'm not sure if this is in the right category or not, but I figured since it has to do with cat health, it'd be okay.

My question is: What is a safe hardwood floor cleaner that is safe for use around cats? Now normally I just use vinegar and water mixture, but I find it doesn't make my floor as shiny or clean as I'd like. I also refuse to use anything made by Proctor and Gamble, even though it might say pet-friendly. (Too bad it wasn't friendly to the animals they test their products on. grr.) Swiffer, Febreeze, etc..

If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great! My floors are looking terrible! Thanks again for your help!
post #2 of 15
Mehtod makes a floor cleaner. You can find their products at Target. Naturally derived, biodegradable, non-toxic and never tested on animals.
post #3 of 15
I second the suggestion for Method products. I've liked all of their products I've used. And also love that they're non-toxic, not tested on animals, environmentally friendly, etc.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
That sounds great, thanks! I just hope they carry that brand in Canada *crosses fingers*
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Mehtod makes a floor cleaner. You can find their products at Target. Naturally derived, biodegradable, non-toxic and never tested on animals.
I METHOD PRODUCTS!

Not only their cleaning products - but their hand soap is amazing! It makes my hands feel so soft, its great!
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
I checked out their website, and their stuff looks awesome! I'm still looking for a canadian retailer that carries it...Anyone else that lives in Canada who uses it and might know where to find it? thanks!
post #7 of 15
i use method products or vinegar and water for my floors. another brand you can look for is "Seventh Generation." they also make all natural/non toxic products. i used their all purpose and kitchen cleaners.
post #8 of 15
I use Method cleaning products as well. They have a lavendar floor cleaner that works very well, and it smells great too!
post #9 of 15
They just came out with non-toxic, biodegradable, natural electric-socket air freshners! I am going to Target right this second to get some! Hopefully they're not essential oils.

I use everything by them...their laundry detergent, hand soap, all of teh cleaning products...

Just make sure kitty has a different room to go to when you're cleaning, though. These products contain tiny amounts of Essential Oil fragnance, which really isn't in an amount big enough to hurt them unless they ingest it "significantly", was what the lady said when I called teh comapny. Which, with spray products, can happen accidentally, so I just move them to a different room when I'm cleaning. But same goes for ANY product, really...
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
They just came out with non-toxic, biodegradable, natural electric-socket air freshners! I am going to Target right this second to get some! Hopefully they're not essential oils.

I use everything by them...their laundry detergent, hand soap, all of teh cleaning products...

Just make sure kitty has a different room to go to when you're cleaning, though. These products contain tiny amounts of Essential Oil fragnance, which really isn't in an amount big enough to hurt them unless they ingest it "significantly", was what the lady said when I called teh comapny. Which, with spray products, can happen accidentally, so I just move them to a different room when I'm cleaning. But same goes for ANY product, really...
I saw those this past weekend, they also have a spray freshener similar to Glade.
post #11 of 15
I'm afraid I'm hooked on Swiffer!
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks for the advice! I usually put the cats in a diff. room when i'm cleaning, I just don't trust a lot of the products, animal friendly, or not. thanks!
post #13 of 15
Simple Green products are non-toxic. I've been finding their cleaning wipes at Big Lots and their cleaning solution at my grocery store.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by JeanW
Simple Green products are non-toxic. I've been finding their cleaning wipes at Big Lots and their cleaning solution at my grocery store.
I've heard that some of their products are unsafe for use around cats. You might want to look into that.
post #15 of 15
I got a special microfiber mop at Sears a while ago, all you need to use is water on it and it gets the floors really clean (they also sell cloths like that, you use them on your mirrors and windows, you don't need chemicals and they're streak-free). Not sure if they would do anything to shine them up, but they're great dry (works like a swiffer) or wet (picks up all the dirt). And obviously they're pet-friendly since they don't need cleaners.
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