How to Clean Linoleum Floors With Vinegar

Vinegar has long been used as a cleaning product because of its antimicrobial properties and lack of harsh fumes. This non-toxic cleaner is acid-based, all-natural and has the ability to cut grease. Clean your linoleum floors with white vinegar to gently remove dirt and residue, kill bacteria and neutralize odors. White vinegar can remove buildup from previously used cleaning products, and restore the shine to your linoleum floors.

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White vinegar cuts grease, removes dirt and kills germs on linoleum floors.

Step 1

Sweep or vacuum the linoleum floor using a broom or vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt and debris.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of warm water; add 1 cup of white vinegar.

Step 3

Dip a mop into the vinegar solution, and wring it out. Mop the linoleum floors one section at a time. Rinse the mop in the bucket as needed.

Step 4

Dry the linoleum floor with a towel.


Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae has been a writer since 2008, specializing in home-and-garden, business, technology and education topics. Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Herzing University.