Cleaning a Sticky Vinyl Kitchen Floor

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Vinyl floors are a little too easy to clean.
Vinyl floors are a little too easy to clean. (Image: mop head image by green308 from Fotolia.com)

Both durable and amazingly easy to clean, vinyl floors are a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms alike. Vinyl floors are so easy to clean that little more than warm water and a clean mop are required. Floor cleaners and soaps can easily leave a residue behind, causing your floor to become sticky and unpleasant to walk on. If your vinyl floor is the victim of your good intentions, there’s a simple way to reverse it.

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • White vinegar
  • Bucket
  • Mop

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Sweep the floor with a broom to remove loose dirt.

Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a bucket.

Mop the floor with the vinegar solution to cut through the stickiness.

Allow the floor to air dry before walking on it.

Inspect the floor once it is completely dry by walking around on it. Touch up areas as needed and repeat the process if necessary though this should work the first time.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean spills on your vinyl floor immediately with a clean damp cloth to avoid stickiness.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners on your vinyl floor as these will easily damage it.

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