How to Clean Linoleum Floors

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The best way to clean linoleum floors is with a mixture of vinegar and water, because they are not toxic, and they don't use involve the use of wax. Use warm water so that vinegar will evaporate more quickly on linoleum floors with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on linoleum floor cleaning tips.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you how to clean your linoleum floors. The best thing to clean the linoleum with is vinegar and water. If you do this once a week, once every couple of weeks it's going to keep your floors nice and clean. It's a good disinfectant, and it doesn't build up wax like some other floor cleaners that are supposed to make your floors shiny. It's because they have wax, and you have to strip the wax off after a while, so I suggest vinegar and water. It's not going to harm your floors. It's good for your family; it's not toxic. It's good for the earth. If you put two gallons of water in a bucket and a splash of vinegar in there just use that as your mopping solution. Mop your floors as usual, let em' air dry. You can wipe em' dry if you want, but it'll air dry pretty quickly. Vinegar evaporates quicker, and if you use warm water it'll evaporate more quickly, also. If you have yellowing linoleum floors it's because the sun is not getting to the floors, so if you open some windows in the house and let the sun shine through your house, you know, on a regular basis it'll keep your floors from getting yellow. Yellow stains are almost impossible to remove, but you might want to try usin' one part bleach and two parts water as a solution to scrub with. After you scrub with bleach and water you want to go back over it with vinegar and water just to take the harshness off your floor. Bleach is not somethin' you want to come in contact with your skin, or your children, or your pets' feet, you know, anybody who's sensitive to things like that. The bleach can really hurt em'. You always want to remember to sweep or mop your floors beforehand, and if you have any black scuff marks on the floor a tennis ball will rub the scuff marks right out. So, you just get your vinegar; put a splash of it into your warm water or hot water depending on how much you can stand. Then, wring your mop out, and you're ready. Just mop away. I am Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you clean linoleum floors.

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