How to Get Rid of Water Spots on Floors After Mopping

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • White cloths

  • Rubber gloves

Remove water marks from wood and laminate floors.

Mopping a wood or laminate floor will not only remove stains, but it will also decrease the amount of harmful bacteria that will harm your pets and children. Unfortunately, the same hot water and soap you use to clean the floors may leave behind unsightly water stains, especially on hardwood floors. These stains are caused by floor cleaner residue and mineral deposits from the water. Cleaning the moisture marks caused by mopping will truly make your floors look immaculate.

Step 1

Prepare a mixture of 1 gallon warm water and 1/4 cup white vinegar.

Step 2

Wet a white cloth with the mixture. Wring out the cloth until it is damp, not soaking wet.


Step 3

Slip on a pair of gloves and get down on your hands and knees and starting at either end of the room, wash a small portion of the floor with the mixture

Step 4

Dry the newly cleaned section immediately with a separate cloth. The white vinegar wash will remove any water marks, while drying the floor quickly afterward will prevent any further water stains from forming.

Step 5

Continue cleaning and drying the floor in small sections until the entire room is complete.



Jaimie Zinski

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.