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Cleaning Linoleum Floors

I have hard water and it seems to be building up and making my linoleum floor yellow. I can only find things for spot removal. Any advice as how to remove the build up for the entire floor?

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September 13, 20170 found this helpful

Your linoleum flooring is made from raw materials which include linseed oil. When the oil in the flooring is blocked from the sun it causes yellowing to the floor.

You will need baking soda, water and a soft cloth.

Step 1
Remove your rugs and sweep away all the dirt on the floor.

Step 2
Wet the floor with plain water.

Step 3
Sprinkle baking soda over the yellow areas on the floor and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4
Use a soft cloth to wipe up the baking soda.

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Step 5
This may take several cleaning depending on the yellowing in the floor. Keep repeating these steps until the yellow has disappeared.

Step 6
When cleaning the floor use baking soda in these areas. This will keep the yellow stains from coming back.

Sun is also a good way to remove the yellow stains on your floor and keep them from coming back.

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