How do I clean an old linoleum floor?

by Susan

I’m a renter, owner is to cheap to replace old linoleum kitchen floor. What can I use to really deep clean this old stuff?

  3 answers
  • Hi Susan! I've had to deal with an old kitchen floor too in my current home. We're keeping it until we're ready to remodel. But in the meantime, I had to really clean it, especially when I first moved in.

    At Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Walmart they sell a cleaner called Totally Awesome It comes concentrated so you can water it down. Use it and a scrub brush to get the dirt out of the little indentions/texture that the linoleum floor has. Use an old towel to wipe the floor as you go. After that, mop the floor with some vinegar and water to get rid of the residue from the cleaner. (1/2 cup vinegar per gallon of water)

    Deep cleaning like this will take away the shine and make the floor dull. So to get the shine back and make it look new, you can use a product called Holloway House Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Finish. It's in the green bottle.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Mar 06, 2019

    The AWESOME stuff is TRULY AWESOME~~~ I keep it on hand all the time for hard to deal with dirt --- I have rental property and prefer to rent to non-smokers, but .... it does a great job of removing nicotine film from woodwork, etc. ( don't use on wall paper, but on a semi gloss or flat latex wall paint it's wonderful ... just be sure to DILUTE! it properly!! and test a small area first if you're not sure what the surface is )

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 06, 2019

    1 cup baking soda

    1 cup white vinegar

    1 Tbsp blue Dawn

    2 gallons hot water - I boil part of mine.

    Mop liberally.

    You can use a clean broom to "scrub" with the solution to keep from hands & knees scrubbing.