These, too, can damage the surface of your tile. can this be used on “rough textured” tile? I’ve tried everything as well, and I’m beyond excited to try this! Quick, cheap, easy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! var sc_project=11744135; For more stubborn stains, combine baking soda and water to create a paste. You are a true Fairy! It should be marbled gray and white but most look almost all dark gray. Look out for these other cleaning mistakes that only make your home dirtier. My linoleum floors look new after 8 years of ground in mud and dirt from my dog and husband! I also put in a claim with the manufacturer. Once you have all of your supplies ready, just follow these steps: Thoroughly sweep or vacuum your vinyl floors. I am going to try this the next time my large floor area needs the crevices and faux grout areas cleaned. I tried it out on the vinyl tile above and was surprised at how easily it removed the grime! I’ve been using this product on everything lately. Decades of ground-in grime lifted in about an hour and a half. Thank you so much Karen for the link. I clean my floors all the time, but they sure don’t look like it! So it wasn’t just my sad lack of cleaning skills, or at least not in this case! For one, it’s versatile and easy to clean. Know where else it works awesome? Thank you! Additionally, the solution disinfects the floors and cleans them. I rent an ancient house with worn out vinyl and I have scrubbed myself sick. We went our little house and it was built in the late 70’s. will it work on rubber tile? Thank you so very much for this info! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this tip!! Continue to wash dirt from the floor until the mop wrings clean. The top of the stove. Vinyl plank flooring looks shiny and new right out of the box, but if you don’t clean it regularly, it will get dull and get grimy, especially if it’s in a heavy traffic area. The grime came out. Can’t wait to finish and apply the Holloway House Quick Shine to see the final results. I have been working so hard at getting hairspray off my floor and I’m definitely getting scrubbin bubbles now that I read this. Yay!! Best tip ever! When it comes to cleaning vinyl flooring, you can’t go wrong with plain water and a sponge mop! Here in Romania we don’t have the Scrubbing Bubbles product, but I think I know a similar one. I have used this product in the grimy shower pan (one piece unit) and found it worked amazingly well. Sorry for the soapbox. Just take them into the shower, give them a good spray, wait five minutes and rinse ! This got the floor clean in minutes. I did use a magic eraser sponge to wipe off the cleaner. Apply white distilled vinegar directly onto yellowing linoleum floors for 10 to 15 minutes, and wipe up the vinegar with a sponge or cloth. I will definitely be doing this. Thank you thank you thank you!! WONDERFUL IDEA! I wonder, though, if the chemical would eat up the vinyl surface, creating pits in the vinyl. The floor in our community center always looked disgusting. I hope it works for you too, always did for me, good luck!! I was just researching floor scrubbers because my back can no longer tolerate getting on my hands and knees to scrub this floor! Vinyl is resistant to both water and stains, and comes in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns. It’s labour intensive though – especially the rinsing part. How to Clean The Kitchen Floor – Vinyl. I have tried almost everything and this is the only thing that works! Sick of those pores and due to seizures I can’t use chemicals but I’ll pass this tip along. It didn’t on my floor, but I would advise testing in a corner or inconspicuous spot. Vinyl kitchen flooring is probably one of the easiest floors to clean. Anyway, I tried it on a small patch in my kitchen… WOW!!!! Stubborn stains may need a little scrubbing with a scrub brush, but it does come off. I live solo in an RV full time. I believe the last people that lived there didn’t clean it well. Apply the paste to the stain with a soft rag and rub gently until the stain is completely lifted. Here’s my step daughter, (aka Cinderella,) moping the floor. Our floor isn’t even a year old yet, but no matter how many times we mopped, it would still look dirty. Yes, that’s right… I’m part Fairy God Mother.. part Evil Step Mother! Shampoo works as a great vinyl floor cleaner. Here are tips on how to clean a vinyl floor that’s really dirty. You'll want to scrub the floor with a firm sponge or scou… Thank you thank you thank you! I use Scrubbing Bubbles on mini-blinds, woodwork, and inside doors. I wish I could think of something extraordinary to say……., OMG!!!! I used to use tons of magic erasers and do sections at a time. The weight of heavy items (such as tables and refrigerators) that occupy permanent places in your kitchen can dent vinyl flooring. You saved my kitchen floor! We actually did this a few months ago and it still looks great, so you wouldn’t have to do this every time you mop, only every now and again if you see a build up of dirt. AMAZING! (About a hour). I am so happy to hear about your success Nancy! Thanks Dana! Thank you so much! For more intensive cleaning, here are a few tips and techniques: 1. Thanks for the great tip. Thanks Dona! I was on my hands and knees for days scrubbing my entire place tile by tile. I’m trying to find a simple yet productive cleaner because the area I have to clean is huge. And you don’t need 22 cans, probably 2 or 3 will be fine even if your floor is large. 2. We did the floors last night they look amazing almost brand new. I was absolutely floored (no pun intended) when I saw how well, and how easily it lifted that grime right up! Never use a sponge mop to clean ceramic-tile floors. Thank you for sharing your experience and have a great year! Apple cider vinegar can be used for many things. I didn’t use any elbow grease either. We just did a sample area and I am thrilled. ... Vinyl. Use this with a mop and water to add extra sparkle. Thanks for the tip! We recommend our users to update the browser. The only time the floor looks good Is after it is stripped. I work as a office cleaner You’re welcome Abbe! ... this is the best way to clean your floor. I was NOT paid to do this post and I bought my own cans of Scrubbing Bubbles, just wanted to share this awesome tip! But really, it will not only help her be more responsible, but also SAFER, because she’s paid a “price” and she’ll probably be more careful. I used scrubbing bubbles and mopped with my shark steam cleaner on my kitchen vinyl but didn’t get the same results. I think you’ll be surprised at how great it works!! I clean up the foam with old dry towels and then I rinse with water or vinegar water. Thanks Jennifer, I am so glad it worked for you . Then use a wet mop to wipe up the grime. Add a drop of dish soap for extra cleaning power. Looking for something super strong , very stubborn imbeded stains. So freeing! I hope it works. Thank You! I was even going to get on my hands and knees to hand scrub my floor. And the other ideas in the comments! Good luck Peggy! Thank you a million times over!!! But a few cans of scrubbing bubbles and adding an extra step of scrubbing the heck out of it with a brush, you would not believe the difference! Woohoo! Great tip, thanks so much for sharing. And no…I didn’t get paid to say it and yes I bought my own scrubbing bubbles. I have to say that I’m my defense, I have a cleaning service come in and mop my kitchen floor twice a month, and they have done this for years. My husbands boots stuck to the floor, my flip flops did the same. Thank you. They are filthy and i didn’t help by dropping paint splatters in every room. A micro-fiber mop picks up all the dirt that a sponge mop leaves behind. I just posted photos on my blog but I can not thank you enough! Thank you! The product worked like a charm! Clean the baking soda off the floor with a vinegar and water solution. Giving this trick a whirl. It looks nasty no matter how much I mop it. I’m not sure Dana, but give it a try and see? Distilled water and pH-neutral floor cleaner alone can usually lift light stains. It worked like a charm! Thank you! No stripping necessary Felix, good luck!! Soap may work as a great vinyl floor cleaner, but soap scum leaves a film that actually collects dirt. Now to the kitchen. What kind of paint on walls? We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer), cleaning mistakes that only make your home dirtier, 16 cleaning hacks you’ll want to steal from professional house cleaners, 8 must-know tricks for cleaning hardwood floors, The 2-Day Diabetes Diet: What to Eat to Lose Weight, 34 Little Life Skills Everyone Needs to Be a Grown-Up, 55 of the Most Useful Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents. I did not think that it was going to work as well as it did. I could never find ANYTHING that would get the dirt out of the crevices! The dirt was really ground into the… pores? Take note, professional cleaning is also advised for areas that require … Yuck! So glad to have been able to save you guys a little money. Oh, and it smelled good, too, while I was cleaning it! Thanks John! Though I hate cleaning, I can’t wait to try! Wow! I love that you all have tips for even more uses for this stuff! and find this kind of thing an enjoyable read. The floors look like new! I want the black and white flooring in my kitchen but have been hesitating because I knew it would be hard to keep clean. Thanks Anita! I was ready to get a new porcelain floor. It was literally driving me crazy! We just tried Scrubbing Bubbles! The key to keeping any floor in good shape is to keep it clean, and sheet vinyl is no exception. I agree Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing for so many things! I have a huge area in my foyer, hallways and kitchen, eat-in-dining area with a vinyl tile faux white marble flooring! I hadn’t thought of this, but from looking at all the posts, I’m trying it this weekend! Vinyl floors are so easy to clean that little more than warm water and a clean mop are required. Clean Vinyl Flooring with Natural Cleaners In Your Pantry To deep clean your vinyl floor, mix a gallon of water with a cup of apple cider vinegar. This is actually the only thing I have tried from the net, that actually worked! Outstanding! Still having the same issue. I usually never go on the net. LOL), I’m so glad Karen!! Many thanks for sharing. Thanks Cheryl! First awesome vintage graphics and now you rescue my vinyl, you are magical!! This is a little off the subject of cleaning vinyl floors but would like to know how to bring back the shine in worn spots by the kitchen table made by constant rubbing of chairs– after I have done this wonderful cleaning . I hope it works for you the way it did for me! Use a doormat to keep out the floor from chemicals or dirt from the very first place Run a quick soft broom across the vinyl floor every day Pick up hairs using the mixture of shampoo and warm water Choose the right floor cleaner – No-wax vinyl cleaner is recommended. Thank You Thank You Thank You. Also, if you don’t find it, you can ask a question there and many times professionals will answer with free advice! Makes no sense to sell me a floor with an inadequate cleaner. This really changed the way they look. My kitchen floor is white vinyl and I mop and its like I have not moppend in years. This was so easy and made them look presentable. No problem Stacy! This is the only thing that works! Let it dry completely before walking on it. Did this today on almost the exact same TYPE of floor with the same pattern. Karen, OMG…I hope this let’s me leave a comment as I have never commented on a blog before…People LISTEN to her..I have been in my kitchen for hours..first used my professional steamer..then baking soda and vinegar…water an bleach…yeah,,it was getting the steamer paid and the mop dirty but the floor still l looked gringy and dirty..I went and got my scrubbing bubble out of the bathroom with an aching back and neck from hours of mopping and I’ll be son of a gun..CLEAN…..THANK YOU so much..I was just about in tears as nothing was getting that built in dirt out…but thanks to you all of those dirty spots that nothing was getting up are gone…..WOW.. The acidity in the vinegar helps remove dirt and grime without leaving a buildup of soap or wax. I had backed a backed up sink that spilled all over the floor. Thanks…to everyone!! That’s great lizziebetliz! Any suggestions? Thanks, Karen! My wife has been looking into some vinyl floors for the kitchen but wasn’t sure if she could maintain it well. You have saved my sanity! Clean up excess bits of dirt. Thanks a million! Amazing. Thanks for the tip!Blessings,Gail. Wow! … crevices maybe? I’m glad it worked for you too! Yes, give it a try Carol! I have the sample here and the white square already looks smudgy. I’ll be buying bubbles next time I’m in town. That is wonderful Lana!! Vinyl is one of the most popular kitchen and bathroom floor types available. Maybe I used to much? Spent Friday night doing my kitchen floor and then the master bathroom shower. It’s embarrassing. It is a lot cheaper to get the Scrubbing Bubbles, than to replace the floor! I tried rinsing it 3 times. I have the same problem with my vinyl flooring. Mine were the black drip pans and it made them shiny and clean . Thanks so much for sharing . Tip. Rub the paste on the floor with a soft towel until the stain lifts. Sweep with a soft brush or vacuum, then wipe with a damp mop, using a mild detergent. Anyone know if this is safe for pets once the floor is dry? OMG!! do I have to strip my floors first before doing this? Good luck to you! I will always keep srubbing bubbles in stock in my cleaning supplies. I too, am at the point of “do we replace them, there MUST be a way to get them truly clean.” You just saved us a bundle!! I just found this blog a couple of nights ago because I was getting feed up with my floors and talking to my husband about replacing them. What a difference! Sweep or vacuum it every evening, and wipe up spills right away. You might want to check out Hometalk.com they have lots of tips on those kinds of things over there. I used on my floor , great . It comes off so easily all on it’s own and works so perfectly, there’s no need to use any tools with it. I spray on vinegar and water and use a mop bucket to rinse, but still wish there was an easier way to clean up the foam. Gotta say that this was one fantastic, really works tip. But the Scrubbing Bubbles actually worked. I don’t know anything about those steam cleaners. I could not find anything that would clean it and ive tried amonia and clorox, but they did not compare to the scrubbing bubbles!! This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission, you can find our. Yea, so glad that it worked for you Kathryn!! If your no-wax floor loses its shine, restore it with a polish or sealant made for no-wax flooring. That is wonderful Laura!! I thought I was going to have to replace it, but now I don’t have too. And I wonder if the cheaper off brand works the same, I have not tried this product in years. So happy it worked for you, thanks so much for sharing Happy New Year! You may want to test it out in a small inconspicuous spot before trying it on the whole floor. I used a magic eraser for a little extra muscle and it worked great. . Anyway, one of my girlfriends told me about something that she used on her vinyl floors that worked like a charm. I’m so sorry Jane, it has helped so many others I hope you find something that works! I’m glad you found it useful! The hoarder in me pays off. I’ll definitely have to give this a try! Just did my bathroom floor – bought both scrubbing bubbles like the one on your picture and also the one that says foaming (sorry no picture) the foamimg one says that you just need to wipe it clean with no rinsing – used both but the clear winner was the foaming version, complete master bathroom floor done in less than an hour, best tip I have found in a very long time **Thanks**. While acid will quickly rid stains and dirt, it will also break down the quality of the vinyl easily. I have before and after pictures that even amaze me after trying your instructions! Instead, consider fitting chairs with felt tips, which won’t harm your vinyl. However, the best way to clean vinyl floors is to use a mild cleanser designed for vinyl floor care. Your apartment sounds charming . Go over your floors with the solution, rinsing the mop or rag frequently with clean hot water to prevent spreading grime around. Enjoy your clean shiny floor! How many times do you rince it? Thank you, thank you! Clutter under the bathroom sink became so unbearable today I organized and emptied. I have never used it on lanoleum. I thought I’d have to replace it. My vinyl floor looked great on the computer when picked out but I have always thought it looked dirt. This post has changed my life! Blinds and woodwork! Grit acts like sandpaper, removing the finish from your floor. 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