Soak your cleaning tool and then gently squeeze out excess. Now to the kitchen. I can’t wait to clean, for once! Make sure the floor is thoroughly clean and apply one or two thin layers as directed. Go over your floors with the solution, rinsing the mop or rag frequently with clean hot water to prevent spreading grime around. Screens and windows next… back to the dollar store too! I use this on my hardwood too. I have to say that I’m my defense, I have a cleaning service come in and mop my kitchen floor twice a month, and they have done this for years. It comes off so easily all on it’s own and works so perfectly, there’s no need to use any tools with it. So excited to come across this post/blog! I would think so given that you can use it on tile in your bathroom but want to be sure! Thank you so much for sharing this tip!!! Enjoy your clean shiny floor! I discovered this last year out of sheer frustration at trying everything to get the grime off of a mostly white vinyl floor. Vinyl floors never again. Thanks for sharing:). Wonderful. Good luck Sydney! It’s embarrassing. Really an useful list of tips. I have the same problem with my vinyl flooring. Thanks do much. Tip. Hey Karen, I was wondering whether I should get black and white checkered vinyl. Our church kitchen has this and it never seems clean, no matter what we do. Look out for these other cleaning mistakes that only make your home dirtier. Thank you so much for this tip you saved my life!! Tracked-in dirt means extra broom time. My floors are disgusting. How to clean vinyl flooring. Good luck! We’ve been desperate for a solution for grimy old kitchen vinyl, in the house we rent, that regular mopping, even steam cleaning, hasn’t addressed. Thank you! Clean the baking soda off the floor with a vinegar and water solution. My floor was vinyl. You are a true Fairy! Next trial will be on an entry way carpet that has a nasty spot on it that other cleaners have not lifted. Fill a bucket with the ingredients, stirring well to dissolve the baking soda. It’s pretty amazing how it just lifts the grime right off of the vinyl! I was absolutely floored (no pun intended) when I saw how well, and how easily it lifted that grime right up! Do u think I could use my steam mop to mop up the scrubbing bubbles, or do u think it would ruin it? Whew! Getting ready to sell my house, and my vinyl grooved floor looks awesome. Just used it and the floor hasn’t looked this good in years! But a few cans of scrubbing bubbles and adding an extra step of scrubbing the heck out of it with a brush, you would not believe the difference! Thanks for the tip!Blessings,Gail. I thought hard about throwing it away, it’s old, I never use it but it cost money. This flooring has a light marble effect to it, in gray, so what you see on the photo above is not dirt, it’s the marbled pattern. (like my smooth cook top) I just wish it was not so $$$ as I like to find frugal ways to do everything. Now, it is so pretty, I added my name to the RV Open House at the campground. Thank you so much for the super nice comment Beth! I spray on vinegar and water and use a mop bucket to rinse, but still wish there was an easier way to clean up the foam. Thank you so much! This post has changed my life! While it kind of worked initially, this trick resulted vinyl floor coming apart a little. Also, if you don’t find it, you can ask a question there and many times professionals will answer with free advice! Focus on collecting dirt from areas underneath cabinets, cupboards, and appliances. Really a great blog with a best thoughts and ideas are shared thanks for sharing such an interesting article. I was at wit’s end trying to get the built up grunge off my linoleum. Did this today on almost the exact same TYPE of floor with the same pattern. I had backed a backed up sink that spilled all over the floor. Yes, give it a try Carol! I will do the kitchen next, but first I want to make sure the floor isnt sticky like the one gal said above. Two floors down and one to go. I have tried so many things but this really worked with a little help from a Mr. Clean Eraser. Oh………….my……….gawd!!!! I cannot thank you enough for sharing this tip! Thank you thank you thank you !! Hi Wayne, No, I would NOT try it on wood!! Thank you for sharing this tip. I am so trying this! I have only used the Scrubbing Bubbles foam and it worked great. Woohoo! Good luck selling your house . The acid in apple cider vinegar cleans floors gently without leaving a residue. been doing this for years, it also works great for cleaning walls, although I never tried it on those painted with flat wall color . Additionally, the solution disinfects the floors and cleans them. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t believe how clean it is! You'll want to scrub the floor with a firm sponge or scou… One o… Best thing ever! Great idea! The water was nearly black and left a black stain in the sink that I can’t get out with repeated uses of scouring powder/Comet. I wish I could think of something extraordinary to say……., OMG!!!! Sweep, dust mop or vacuum your linoleum floor to remove excess dirt on the floor’s surface. I am so glad you were happy with the results! It’s my kitchen floor. I’ve been searching the internet for some suggestions and came across this post. Thanks. Next, don’t miss these 8 must-know tricks for cleaning hardwood floors. You’ve provided some interesting advice there, Our kitchen flooring is mostly a white vinyl (Mannington Gold) with small flowers on it in the corners of the pattern (every twelve inches). 15 September 2020. But over the years it got harder and harder to keep it clean. Dampen a mop or sponge with the mixture, and rub the floor just enough to loosen the dirt. I mop, but the grime never comes off. LOL! Apply the paste to the stain with a soft rag and rub gently until the stain is completely lifted. Mind you I’ve tried many things….vinegar and baking soda…best thing I found to disinfect and clean with pets; apple cider vinegar and baking soda…did a smidge better job, but still not to my satisfaction. So freeing! I think it would be too harsh. Wow! I’m SO thrilled to have found your blog with this FABULOUS tip. I tried all sorts of things on my 50 year old bathroom floor using lots of elbow grease. For more stubborn stains, combine baking soda and water to create a paste. I like that you let the cleaning product soak into the crevices before mopping. But in the meantime, I cannot STAND walking into this bathroom looking at this god awful ugly beige squared vinyl flooring. OMG, thank you so much! Please keep in mind I have only ever tried this on Vinyl Floor, so I can’t comment if it would work on other types of flooring, and it may not be appropriate on other types of flooring. Your tip totally saved my floors in the short sale home we just bought – they were awful TERRIBLE, way worse than just everyday use. Maybe I used too much? I’m sure my other European readers would want to know! I think you’ll be surprised at how great it works!! Armstrong Flooring wants you to enjoy your vinyl floor for many years. My husband is so impressed. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see how clean the floor looks after. Mop,don't let water puddle on floor. I’m trying to find a simple yet productive cleaner because the area I have to clean is huge. Pour the ingredients into a bucket and use a rag or micro-fiber mop to clean. You’re welcome Pretty Purple! Oh, and it smelled good, too, while I was cleaning it! Thanks for letting me know and happy cleaning! We have a similar problem with ‘textured’ vinyl! I have the same exact flooring as you do, Karen, and I agree it is hard to get clean. My tile is white throughout the house. I’ve tried everything as well, and I’m beyond excited to try this! Vinyl is resistant to both water and stains, and comes in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns. The fact that it is SO easy and quick is a HUGE plus. I thought I was going to have to replace it and now it looks brand new. Wearing gloves, use a sponge and soft bristle brush for spot-cleaning wherever your mop isn't getting it done. (About a hour). It isn’t even dry yet, and here I am posting results!! And I wonder if the cheaper off brand works the same, I have not tried this product in years. So often, parents just shrug it off. I’ve never had a waxed floor so I’ve not had the opportunity to test that out. Thanks, Karen! I always get the 2 pack and keep a can in the kitchen and bathroom. Thanks! I tried it out on the vinyl tile above and was surprised at how easily it removed the grime! I rinsed and rinsed and still had product in the mop each time I rinsed. I have a commercial use and of course the floor is filthy. So I wondered if using Scrubbing Bubbles 1st and then rinse with the Apple cider vinegar would do the trick. TRULY AMAZING!!! So two hours later I Google “how to efficiently clean filthy vinyl floors” and here I am. I am so glad it worked for you, it’s so exciting to finally get it to look good again! Follow these tips from Melissa, and you'll keep your vinyl floor in tiptop shape! This is a little off the subject of cleaning vinyl floors but would like to know how to bring back the shine in worn spots by the kitchen table made by constant rubbing of chairs– after I have done this wonderful cleaning . It’s like a brand new floor again! Great idea! Until your floor needs a serious cleaning, stick to damp mopping with just water. I live in an older home and the floors (hardwood) was really marred and dull. Although I haven’t tried myself. Use vinegar for most floor types. Sick of those pores and due to seizures I can’t use chemicals but I’ll pass this tip along. I am going to try this the next time my large floor area needs the crevices and faux grout areas cleaned. Floor cleaners and soaps can easily leave a residue behind, causing your floor to become sticky and unpleasant to walk on. Great tip, thanks so much for sharing. Karen, OMG…I hope this let’s me leave a comment as I have never commented on a blog before…People LISTEN to her..I have been in my kitchen for hours..first used my professional steamer..then baking soda and vinegar…water an bleach…yeah,,it was getting the steamer paid and the mop dirty but the floor still l looked gringy and dirty..I went and got my scrubbing bubble out of the bathroom with an aching back and neck from hours of mopping and I’ll be son of a gun..CLEAN…..THANK YOU so much..I was just about in tears as nothing was getting that built in dirt out…but thanks to you all of those dirty spots that nothing was getting up are gone…..WOW.. Anyone know if this is safe for pets once the floor is dry? I never write post, however I need to first thank you for this amazing suggestion and let anyone who needs to clean their vinly floor or remove spots from carpet. To help you maintain that "like new" look, we asked the "Clean Queen", Melissa Maker, star of the YouTube channel Clean My Space, to give you a few simple cleaning tips for vinyl floors. Once the iron is heated up lay the wet washcloth over the area you want to clean. I hope it works for you the way it did for me! WE CLEANED OUR 10 YR OLD LAMINATE FLOORS AT WORK We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide site experiences for browsers that support new web standards and security practices. I used on my floor , great . The shine is gone and can’t quit sticking to the floor. 3 Douse and wring the mop repeatedly to clean it using fresh water. I use Scrubbing Bubbles on mini-blinds, woodwork, and inside doors. We did the floors last night they look amazing almost brand new. It sounds like adding the steam is what caused the issue on the floor. Thanks Cheryl! We have vinyl tile in our kitchen, and I’m always looking for new ways to clean it thanks to a rowdy puppy. Yay! I didn’t use any elbow grease either. Continue to wash dirt from the floor until the mop wrings clean. Yes, that’s right… I’m part Fairy God Mother.. part Evil Step Mother! », Rebbetzin Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends. We have a fairly large kitchen, so it took about 3 cans to do the whole thing. Thank you! Then fill up the steam iron with water and set it on the lowest setting. I’ve been using this product on everything lately. To clean tile and vinyl floors: A cup of ammonia added to 1/2 gallon of water should remedy most scummy old tiles. More often than not, when we replace or move appliances, we drag or push them across the floor rather than lift them—but dragging them will only scratch and scuff your vinyl flooring. Spent Friday night doing my kitchen floor and then the master bathroom shower. Sherry. Thanks a million! Thank you so much Karen for the link. Wow! Your idea seems to be the answer of all my questions (at least for now). THANK YOU! Mop with warm water and vinegar or a cleaner designed for vinyl flooring. You have saved my sanity! I used Scrubbing Bubbles and the amount of dirt that was there had made the floor look dull. My sincerest thanks. This is an awesome comment! You really changed lives here : ) My vinyl floor is so gross, was planning on getting on my hands and knees with a scrub brush til I saw this. I’m so glad this tip helped! There have been at least 5 or 6 different ladies from the service that have cleaned it, and each year it got worse, no matter how hard they tried! Thanks Kay! Nowadays it is all so expensive, I would prefer to recycle it but or it is possible, that’s the question. PS – Not entirely on topic, but: I do love that a parent is making a child “work off” their traffic ticket. I doubt that the scrubbing bubbles will get the paint up but the filth I’m anxious to see how well it will clean it up. 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