How to Restore Linoleum Floors

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Linoleum floor

Linoleum floors can look drab and dingy over time, but you can perk them up! Restore your linoleum floors so they will look shiny and clean.


Step 1

Clean your linoleum floor with warm, soapy water. Wring out the mop well so the floor does not get drenched. Let the floor dry.

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Step 2

Mix turpentine and milk in equal parts. Apply the mixture to the floor with your mop.

Step 3

Fill a bucket with warm water. Dip a clean mop in the water and use it to the rinse the floor of your turpentine-milk solution.


Step 4

After the floor is dry, if you still see scuff marks on the linoleum, apply some toothpaste to a rag and rub until the scuff mark lightens.

Step 5

An alternative to toothpaste and a rag is to try a pencil eraser. Just rub the scuff mark away.



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