Asked on May 11, 2017

How can I make old linoleum look cleaner?

OhiornAllinthefamilysingersJanet Pizaro


I have the original linoleum in my kitchen that is as old as I am (almost 58). Replacing it is not in the budget at this time, but it never looks clean despite using various things to try and get it to look better. I've tried Swiffer wetjet, bleach water, Mr. Clean, Steam cleaner. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all of you! I appreciate everyone sharing their ideas and offering help to others.
5 answers
  • Patricia
    on May 11, 2017

    The floor in my old house was the same. The protective coating had worn away over the decades. We used an acrylic floor sealer and that did the trick. Check at Home Depot or Lowe's. Good luck!
  • William
    on May 11, 2017

    It could be build up of dirt, grime, and wax. Once a month I use one cup of ammonia to one gallon hot water and a few squirts of Dawn dish liquid. Then reapply wax. This is in between weekly washings.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    sounds like the finish is gone.Try a product from Rejuvenante for Linoleum flooring available at the big box stores.
  • Allinthefamilysingers
    on May 13, 2017

    try TO PAINT IT..There are some here on hometalk people doing it and looks so pretty GOOD LUCK Also we wanted to share our you tube videos with you Mama's Cabin really good Mothers day song all in the family singers thanks much,
  • Ohiorn
    on May 14, 2017

    Thank you and happy Mother's Day!
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