How to Clean Nasty Linoleum Floors

Linoleum floors are often used in bathrooms and kitchens, as they hold up well in high-moisture areas. These rooms also accumulate a lot of buildup from foods, soap, lotions and other elements that leave your linoleum floors looking dirty and nasty. To remove this gross buildup, you need to use a cleaning solution that cuts through the residue, kills bacteria and keeps your linoleum floors looking the best they can.

Things You'll Need

  • Baby oil or baking soda

  • Cleaning rags

  • Bucket

  • Vinegar

  • Dish soap (optional)

  • Water

  • Mop

  • Nylon scrub brush

Step 1

Rub baby oil into any severe scuff marks with a clean rag. Alternatively, sprinkle the scuff with a heavy coat of baking soda and scrub it with a damp rag.

Step 2

Mix 1 gallon warm water, 1 cup vinegar and 1 tsp. of dish soap in a bucket. The dish soap is optional, but will help cut through food residue in kitchens as well as soap scum in bathrooms.

Step 3

Dip a mop in the cleaning solution, wring it out, and start wiping it over the linoleum.

Step 4

Dip the mop back in the solution as needed when the mop becomes dirty.

Step 5

Dip a nylon scrub brush into the bucket. Scrub it over any stubborn grime if the mop alone is not removing all of the buildup.

Step 6

Rinse out the cleaning mop and wipe it across the linoleum one last time. Let the linoleum air-dry after removing all of the buildup.

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