If you want to clean your vinyl floor properly, you will need a vacuum cleaner, a cleaning product like Soft Scrub® All Purpose Cleanser, a mop, and possibly a soft sponge. In addition to specific floor cleaners, mild all-purpose, glass or neutral cleaners and vinegar can also be used as cleaning agents.
- Cleaning while dry
The first step is to get rid of loose dirt, dust, and crumbs. It is best to use a soft broom or the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
- Removing stubborn stains
Pre-treating stubborn stains is a good idea. Apply a little Soft Scrub® directly to the stain using a sponge and let the whole thing work in a little. Then simply wipe with a damp cloth.
- Cleaning while damp
The best way to damp clean your vinyl floor is to use warm water with a dash of liquid dish soap. Be sure to wring out the mop well before use. Although vinyl flooring usually doesn't mind a bit of moisture, too much of it and it could cause the floor to swell.
- The final touch – polishing
By wiping the floor with clear water and a shot of vinegar, you prevent streaks from forming on the floor.