How to add vinegar to a floor steam cleaner mop

Updated February 21, 2017

Floor steam cleaning mops use steam to clean hardwood, tile and linoleum flooring. Usually, you mix a small amount of soap with water and pour it into the mop. This provides adequate cleaning. However, you can add vinegar to the mixture and enhance the cleaning power of the mop. Adding vinegar will help to disinfect and kill germs.

Place 2 cups of water, 2 cups of rubbing alcohol and 2 cups of vinegar into a mixing bowel.

Place three drops of dishwashing soap into the mixture of water, alcohol and vinegar.

Mix everything together with a mixing spoon and then pour the mixture into the steam mop.


If you are planning to use the mixture on linoleum or non-waxed vinyl flooring only, you can forgo the rubbing alcohol and mix a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar with three drops of dishwashing soap.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing container
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Dish washing soap
  • Mixing spoon
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