Linoleum floors that lose their shine may be the result of improper product use or care. Using the wrong product, or not rinsing the floors after applying a detergent or floor cleaner can cause linoleum to become dull, according to Heloise, the household hints guru. The linoleum dulls due to a sticky film that develops. The more you wash your floor, without rinsing, the more dull build-up your floor will develop.
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Things you need
- Recommended floor cleaner
Mop your floor with a recommended cleaner. Rinse thoroughly afterward with a clean mop and clean water.
Pour the desired amount of warm water in a mop bucket. Add 1 cup of white vinegar for every gallon of water you put in the bucket.
Dip your mop in the vinegar and water solution. Squeeze out the excess water with a roller or a mop bucket attachment.
Mop the floor with the vinegar and water solution. Allow it to air dry.
Tips and warnings
- Check with the floor's manufacturer before using any cleaning products. Many products can leave a sticky build-up on linoleum.
- Rinse the floor thoroughly after applying any cleaner to avoid having a build-up develop, even if the product instructions state that it's permissible to allow the cleaner to dry on the floor.
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