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The strong and durable linoleum floors are easy to maintain and require cleaning less often than other types of floors. Although cleaning and maintaining such floors at regular intervals, increases the longevity of the floors and can even make them last for 50 years or more. To keep the linoleum floors in great condition there are easy maintenance tips that you might follow. One of the best ways to ensure the longevity of the flooring is cleaning linoleum floors occasionally. You must sweep and vacuum the linoleum floors to clear the muddy dust and debris mess and then proceed with further cleaning. Here are some homemade cleaning detergents that you can use on the linoleum flooring for effective results.

Use Water and Dish Soap for Cleaning Linoleum Floors

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The first two ingredients that you may use for cleaning linoleum floors are water and dish soap. It has been a tried and tested method for decades. Take 1-1.5 gallons of water and add 4 to 6 drops of dish soap. The water must be warm enough. Mix the solution with your mop and then wring it out. Keep holding it until it stops dripping. Then, use even strokes to mop the linoleum floor. Start cleaning from the edges and do not walk on the mopped floor. Let the solution sit for some time and then, use clean water to mop the floor once again. Do not step on the floor until the air dries it completely. It is a great way to clean the linoleum flooring on a regular basis. But, if your linoleum floor is stained, you need a tougher solution.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning Linoleum Floors

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The vinegar and baking soda are great ingredients for cleaning. You may check one of the articles on creative uses of vinegar on our blog. You may also add rubbing alcohol or peroxide to this solution. Although such ingredients can be an effective solution for spot cleaning, your linoleum floor may crack or leave dull spots. For making this solution, mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 2/3 cups of baking soda along with half cup water. Stir the solution so that no lumps remain and pour it in a clean spray bottle. Then, spray the solution in different sections of the linoleum floor one at a time. Leave it for a minute so that the solution dissolves the dirt. Now, use warm water to damp a mop for cleaning linoleum floor stained spot. Do not leave the crevices and cracks and mop it thoroughly. Finally, rinse the mop and give a final cleaning to your linoleum floor. Do not walk on the wet floor. Let it air dry.

Use Water and Borax for Cleaning Linoleum Floors

The linoleum flooring is the natural one that adds a class.

Using borax for cleaning linoleum floor is definitely effective but is harmful when ingested or absorbed. So, it must be kept away from the children and the pets. To make the solution, take a gallon of water and mix 2 tablespoons of borax powder. Stir it so that the powder dissolves completely. Now, wet the mop but wring it so that it doesn’t flood your linoleum floor. Put a little pressure on the soiled or stained areas while cleaning the floor with the solution. Rinse the mop with warm water to evade any streaks. Borax is a great ingredient to keep the pests away. When you are cleaning linoleum floors, you need don’t need to look for costly ingredients or cleaners. You can get effective results without relying on expensive cleaners or harsh chemicals. Keep mixing and matching the ingredients at home to get the best effective natural cleaner for your linoleum flooring. Acknowledgments: “Featured photo”: by Pixabay for source click here. “Picture no.1”: by Pixabay for source click here. “Photo no.2”: by Pixabay for source click here. “Photo no.3”: by Tookapic for source click here.    

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