Cement floors are found in many garage and basement areas. They are also becoming popular as a flooring option in other areas of the home as well. Cement is a highly durable element, resistant to most stains and other elements. Cleaning and shining the cement floors requires just a few cleaning ingredients that are most likely already on hand in the home. Good retail products are available, but a homemade solution will have the same result.

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Clean and polish cement floors with simple household standards.

Step 1

Pour a gallon of warm water into a cleaning bucket.

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup of liquid dish detergent to the bucket, which will clean and shine the floors.

Step 3

Pour in 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, which will disinfectant the cement floors.

Step 4

Dip a mop in the solution.

Step 5

Wring out excess water out of the mop.

Step 6

Clean the floors with the damp mop, focusing especially on areas with heavy residue.

Step 7

Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda over any stains that are not removed by the mopping. If necessary, moisten the baking soda with water from a spray bottle. Let it sit for an hour.

Step 8

Mop over the areas of baking soda once more to collect the baking soda, along with any residue that has been pulled out of the cement.