How To Clean A Really Dirty Vinyl Kitchen Floor

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How To Clean A Really Dirty Vinyl Kitchen Floor

Hello I moved into this house and the kitchen floor is really dirty, what can I use on it that cleans the best?
Until I can afford a new vinyl floor! Thanks
 
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Vinyl can stain, it may not come clean for you.

What have you tried so far?
 
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I've had a few vinyl floors in the past, and I haven't found anything that will really clean them, and I've tried several things. The Magic Eraser may help for spot cleaning, but nothing for the entire floor.
 
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Need to answer Mitch's question on what you have tried.....but far too often people use things like Mop-n-Glow to make the floors looks shiny. This just traps dirt and crud and the floors will look dingy over time.

The best thing I've ever found is an ammonia cleaning mixture. Non-foaming ammonia and hot water (mixed per the bottle instructions, about a 1/2 cup per gallon) and a relatively soft bristle brush...followed by a clean water mopping.
 
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Never, ever use a product containing wax on a modern vinyl floor. They are ALL no wax and wax will just dull them. You may need to use a gentle wax remover.
 
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I have not tried anything yet, but I have used mop and glow in the past. I will try the ammonia with soft brush and see what happens, Thanks
 
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Vic's ammonia suggestion sounds good to me as well. That said, a little ventilation is a good idea when working with that stuff.
 
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I know about ammonia had a bad experience with it when I was a kid (which was only a few years ago!!!!!LOL!!!!)ventilate is a must. Thanks
 
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