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Vinyl flooring has become a popular flooring choice because of its many qualities. It is inexpensive, durable and easy to maintain. It is a superb choice for your bathroom floor that does not need much attention. Despite that, regular bathroom cleaning is a necessity to keep infections and viruses at bay. Cleaning your bathroom can also clear your mind. Some people find bathroom cleaning a very relaxing and satisfying chore. On top of that, there is nothing better than making a cleaning solution yourself with natural ingredients.

Here are the things you will need for a homemade vinyl floor cleaner :

  1. A microfiber cloth or mop
  2. A bucket
  3. Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  4. Baking soda
  5. Lemon juice
  6. Any essential oil or baby oil
  7.  Spray bottle
  8. Scrubbing sponge
  9. Dustpan
  10. Broom or vacuum cleaner
  •  Before cleaning the vinyl floor, the first step is to clean all dust and dirt with a broom or a vacuum cleaner. The more the dirt accumulates on the floor, the harder it will be to clean it. Regular sweeping of the floor will make the chore easier. Make sure to not drag along any abrasive substance while sweeping that might scratch the floor.
  • Dampen the microfiber cloth and wipe it once across the floor.
  • Now, with the following step, you can learn how to clean vinyl floors using household materials.
  • Mix 2 part apple cider vinegar or white vinegar with one and a half litre of water. Because of the vinegar’s acidic nature, it acts as a great disinfectant and cleaner. Dampen the mop with the cleaning solution and wipe the floor. Do not soak the vinyl floor, only use a little at a time.
  • If you find the smell of the vinegar too strong or nauseating, add lemon juice to the mix of vinegar and water. Lemon also acts as a cleaning agent and consists of antimicrobial properties. Its refreshing citrus smell will also add a zing to your cleaning process.
  • To get the best results, first, mop the floor with this natural cleaning solution. Keep another bucket with lukewarm water ready. After you wipe clean the entire floor with vinegar and water, start mopping the floor with just water. Doing this will help clean any residue that might have been left behind the first time.

If the stains on your vinyl floor are persistent and stubborn, follow these steps to learn how to deep clean vinyl floors. 

  • Stains from ink, oil, lipstick, paint, blood, crayons, juice might not go away with just water and vinegar. Stubborn stains like these need deep cleaning. To remove stubborn stains, make a paste by mixing 1 part baking soda with two parts water. The consistency of the paste should not be runny. It should be thick. Apply this paste directly over the stains, leave it on for a few minutes and scrub it in a circular manner using a sponge. Remember not to apply too much pressure because baking soda is an abrasive ingredient. Baking soda is perfect for cleaning stains and marks that are tough to clean. It has numerous functions. It helps absorb bad smells, dissolve grease and dirt and brighten up the floor. 
  •  Another way to deep clean vinyl floors is to use both vinegar and baking soda together. Sprinkle baking soda onto the floor. In a bottle, mix vinegar and lukewarm. Pour it over the baking soda and let it sit. After a few minutes, gently circularly scrub the floor. Wipe the floor again with just water and leave it to dry. Remember not to drench the floor.
  • If you are out of any baking powder at home, do not worry! Another easy way to remove stubborn stains from the vinyl floor is to add a few drops of liquid soap in the solution of water and white vinegar.
  • You can also remove tough stains with just lemon. Cut the lemon into two pieces. Use the cut lemon directly on stains and scrub it circularly. Lemon’s acidic nature acts as an excellent cleaning agent. It also leaves a fresh and citric smell behind after using it.
  • If you also want to preserve or add some shine to your vinyl floor, you can add a few drops of essential oil or baby oil to your homemade cleaning solution.  
  • If you think you might end up soaking the floor, put the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the solution over the floor and wipe it with a mop. Don’t worry! It might take more time, but you will be able to give attention to all the spots and make sure the floor looks sparkly and clean.

Conclusion :

Bathrooms can quickly become a breeding spot for germs and viruses. That is why regular bathroom cleaning becomes an essential step of your cleaning regime. Vinyl floors are a blessing because of their many unmatched properties. Regardless, one must clean bathroom vinyl floors for both aesthetic and hygiene reasons. Since vinyl floors are low-maintenance, cleaning them with natural solutions is the best bet.

Cleaning floors with toxic chemicals can be harmful to kids and pets. They have the added risk of ruining the vinyl floor faster than natural cleaning solutions. Making your cleaning agents at home is not only cheap but safe as well. Vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda act like disinfectants by destroying harmful germs and bacteria. This property makes them perfect for cleaning bathroom surfaces and floors.

Key Takeaways –

  • Vinyl floors are easy to maintain using household materials.
  • Swipe the vinyl floor with a broom every day.
  • Deep clean the floor once every week.
  • Use a microfiber cloth, mop or sponge to rub the bathroom floor.
  • Do not use an abrasive cleaner like steel scrubs. That will scratch the floor.
  • Do not use detergents and ammonia.
  • Do not drench the vinyl floor with the solution.
  • Vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda are excellent cleaners.
  • You can use the baking soda paste to remove tough stains.
  • Bathroom cleaning is a regular practice to avoid any accumulation of dirt, germs and grease.
  • A dirty bathroom can potentially put your life at risk.

Frequently Asked Questions :

  1. What is the importance of cleaning a bathroom every day?

 Bathrooms can become a breeding ground for germs and bacterias. It is necessary to clean every day to maintain good health and hygiene.

 2.  How often should you deep clean your vinyl floors?

While wiping your bathroom floor every day is essential, deep cleaning them once a week will help them look clean and sparkly for a long time.

3.  What should you not use to clean your vinyl floors?

    Do not use abrasive tools like steel wool to wipe vinyl floors. It can scratch the floor hence damaging its appearance.

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