It usually doesn't take a lot to clean linoleum floors, but we have to find the right cleaners if we want our floors to serve us for many years.
All-natural and eco-friendly
Linoleum is made from all-natural materials such as linseed oil, pine resin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, among others. Compared to vinyl flooring, which is made of synthetic material called polyvinyl chloride (PVC), linoleum is more eco-friendly and is non-allergenic, and thus highly-recommended for those with environmentally friendly mindset.
Yet, while linoleum can generally withstand most types of tear such as scratches, it is less durable than vinyl. It's for that reason that we need to take extra care of it.
How to take care of linoleum floors
Many of us find ourselves busy with a variety of everyday concerns that we can hardly maintain the cleanliness of our household, linoleum floors included. Here are simple hacks we can apply to prolong the high serviceability of these floors.
- Wipe up liquid spills immediately. Allowing liquid spill to sit for a long time and seep through the linoleum can loosen and detach it from its base. Tip? Use a soft absorbent rag or paper towels and wipe up the spill as soon as possible.
- Use water to clean the spill. Ensure that spill doesn't stain the floor by immediately rinsing the area with cool water. Allow it to dry completely with a microfiber cloth or towel before allowing any foot traffic. In case stain is inevitable, go for a deep cleaning method (see #5 below).
- Sweep loose dirt with a soft broom. Remove loose dirt before the build up as a stubborn dirt on the floor when mixed with other liquid substance like oil. This can result in the floor's dull and grimy appearance.
- Put doormats outside and rugs inside. Doormats and rugs help catch dirt and grit in the entrances before they can further soil the linoleum floors and scratch its finish. Make sure you have them in place.
Deep-clean with Bring It On Cleaner and Drill Pad. Deep clean is best for eliminating scuff marks and stubborn dirt that build up over time on linoleum floors. One of the most reliable and safest tools you can use (while attached to a drill) is a Bring It On Drill Pad.
- Wax the linoleum as often as necessary. After washing or deep-cleaning the linoleum, polishing the area is recommended not only to bring back its shine but to protect it from further scratches and damage. Make sure to buff the floor after letting each cost of wax thoroughly dry.
So look no further! For best results in cleaning your linoleum floors, buy Bring It On Drill Pads and Bring It On Cleaner. Then watch your home transform into a sparkly, squeaky clean space.