Vinyl flooring is an affordable and durable option. Vinyl floors are easier to clean and maintain than other flooring options. Let’s check the 8 easiest ways to clean a textured vinyl floor.
Safety Tip: Use a face mask when working with DIY cleaners like vinegar, bleach, and mineral spirits. Test the cleaner on a hidden spot before cleaning the entire floor with it.
1. Daily Sweeping
The easiest way to clean your vinyl floors is to clean your vinyl floors daily or on alternate days. You can use a soft-bristle brush, a damp mop, or a vacuum cleaner for regular cleaning. You must not let liquids and other spills rest on vinyl floors as the liquid can damage the floor.
Regular cleaning may look like a hassle, but it is the best way to keep your floor long-lasting. It stops dust and debris.
2. Vinegar Solution
Diluted vinegar is safe for vinyl floors but concentrated can damage the texture. Add equal parts vinegar and water in a container to prepare the cleaning solution. Damp the mop and wipe the floor’s surface. You may need to scrub the floor with a soft bristle brush or a sponge to remove stubborn stains.
Try bleach if vinegar fails to remove the stains on textured vinyl flooring. Bleach is more potent than vinegar, and 1 part of vinegar must be added to 4 parts of water. Add 250 ml liter bleach in a liter of water to prepare a cleaning solution.
Damp a white cloth with the cleaning solution and place it over the stained area for 1-2 hours. Remove the cloth and wipe the area with a warm wet rag. Let the floors dry before using them.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Dishwashing Soap
Add 1 cup of baking soda, 2-3 drops of dishwashing detergent, and 1 gallon of hot water in a bucket. Shake well to make a uniform solution. Use a soft mop to clean the floor. Make sure you refresh the mop repeatedly with the cleaning solution while working.
5. Baking Soda
To use baking soda for cleaning textured vinyl flooring, make a thick baking soda and water paste. Apply the paste on the stained portion and rub it with a toothbrush in a circular motion. Keep rubbing until the stains disappear. Use water to rinse the area and wipe with a clean, soft cloth.
6. Mineral Spirits
Use mineral spirit to remove stains like paint, ink, crayons, and wax. Follow the instructions on the packing before cleaning and take appropriate safety measures while using mineral spirits.
Pour some cleaning grade alcohol to a paper towel or a cotton ball and rub the stained area. Alcohol is great on stains like grease, wax, paint, tar, inks, and dyes.
8. Jojoba Oil/WD-40
Spray a few drops of jojoba oil or WD-40 on a paper towel or cotton ball and rub gently until the stains come off. clean with vinegar and water after applying WD-40 on the floor.
Tips for Cleaning Textured Vinyl Flooring