Has anyone used a steam-type hard surface cleaner on hardwood floors? How were the results? I've had my sister staying with me for the last two months while her house has gone through a complete remodeling. Unfortunately, she also brought her dog and cat and in addition to the dirt that they track around, I can also detect certain "smells" around the house. She's going to be moving out soon and I intend on giving the whole house a thorough stem to stern cleaning. For my large area rugs I'm just going to rent a steam cleaner. But what's the best way to clean the hardwood floors? Do the hard surface cleaners work well or would I just be best served by continuing to use Murphy's Oil soap?