Cleaning Linoleum Floors: Bathroom and Kitchen Pointers Cleaning Linoleum Floors: Bathroom and Kitchen Pointers

Maintaining and cleaning linoleum floors is easy, which is one of the best advantages of this type of flooring. Consider the following as you tend to your linoleum, and be sure to stock your pantry with proper supplies so you have them on hand whenever you need them.

Sweeping

It is important to sweep the floor on a regular basis so as to remove any dust and other dirt that is present. Try to make sure that you reach all areas, including corners and other relatively unreachable areas.

The Cleaning Product and Equipment

There are various specialized cleaning products that you can use to clean your flooring. Most products need to be mixed with some water. In such a case, make sure to follow the directions on the packaging so as to produce the right mixture. There are also some linoleum floor cleaners that are designed to be sprayed onto the floor and worked through with a mop. Make sure never to use abrasive equipment, such as scourers, brushes or steel-wool, as these could damage the surface of the linoleum.

Rinsing

It is important to rinse the floor with plenty of clear water after cleaning to ensure that you remove any soapy residue.

Treating Stains

If you notice any stains on your linoleum floor, it is important to act as soon as possible. First, dab any fresh spills with paper towels or cloth. If the stain is somewhat persistent, or if you notice it much later, it is best to rub it with a damp rag and to use a suitable household cleaning solution to successfully remove it.

The Gloss

Over time, you may need to treat your linoleum floors to retain or improve its original luster or gloss. For an easy update, apply a product such as a vinyl floor restorer from time to time.

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