Floor Cleaners and Floor Polishes
Vinegar. A few drops in the cleaning water will help
remove grease panicles. Dull, greasy film on no-wax
linoleum can be washed away with 1/2 cup white
vinegar mixed into 1/2 gallon water. Your floor will
look sparkling clean.
For Linoleum: Mild Detergent. Damp mop using a mild
detergent and water for day to day cleaning. Keep water
away from seams and edges to prevent loosening of the
tiles. To preserve the linoleum floor you may wish to add
a capful of baby oil to the mop water.
For Wood Floors: Vegetable Oil and Vinegar. Mix a 1
to 1 ratio of oil and vinegar into a solution and apply a
thin coat. Rub in well.
For Painted Wooden Floors: Washing Soda*. Mix 1
teaspoon washing soda into 1 gallon hot water and
wash the floor with a mop, sponge, or soft bristled
brush. This solution can also be used to remove
For Rubber Tiles: Mild Detergent. Avoid oils,
solvents, and strong alkalis as they will harm the
surface. Wash with clear water, a mild detergent,
and a clean mop.
For Brick and Stone Floors: Vinegar. Mix 1 cup
white vinegar into 1 gallon water. Scrub the floor
with a brush and the vinegar solution. Rinse with
For Ceramic Tile: Vinegar. Mix 1/4 cup white
vinegar (more if very dirty) into 1 gallon water. This
solution removes most dirt without scrubbing and
doesn't leave a film. Washing ceramic tiles with
soap does not work very well in hard water areas
as it leaves an insoluble film.
Club Soda. Polishing your floor with Club Soda will
make it sparkle.
Oil Soap. Use according to package directions.
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