If you have linoleum flooring in your household, you’ll want to ensure it’s clean in order to maintain its aesthetics and functionality.
When cleaning anything, you need to ensure that you have all the required materials. Once you decide on cleaning something, the last thing you want is to be discouraged from the task because you lack the tools or products. However, cleaning linoleum floors doesn’t require a lot of things. All you need is a bucket, vinegar and cloth.
Mixing the Solution
Mix a little water into the vinegar. Most people can’t stand the smell of vinegar, and so, you’ll want to dilute it with water slightly. If you are just doing a quick run over, you won’t need a lot of vinegar, but if you intend to do a deep down clean, then you will need a substantial amount. Cleaning linoleum floors is not daunting as the material is not porous.
Once you’ve finished preparing the solution, the next step is to take the clean cloth and put it in the mixture. Let it soak for a few minutes before you begin working on the floor. Once you let it soak, wring it out so that it’s damp. A wet rag is the best as most linoleum floors are not sealed. For this reason alone, you will need a damp cloth to ensure that the solution does not soak into carpets.
When it comes to the actual cleaning, mop over the whole floor once. This quick run over will help in loosening the dirt and minimize the amount of scrubbing. To complete the cleaning process, you should go over the floor at least three times. If the floor isn’t sparkling by the end of the process, you may want to apply a little more force.
Linoleum flooring doesn’t take too much time to dry, but when waiting, you can clean other parts of your home or open the windows to fasten the drying process. This is a great way of keeping your floors sparkling clean. You can repeat this process as many times as you like but if you clean on a regular basis, note that you’ll not need to use as much vinegar as you initially did.
Linoleum flooring can be a challenge to keep clean, particularly if it is old. However, scrubbing the floor on a regular basis can keep the floor looking great for a long time.