Removing Wax Buildup on Floors?Shiny waxed floors look great, but over time the wax can build up and result in a dull, dingy appearance. This is a page about removing wax buildup on floors.
Cleaning and Preventing Streaks on Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about cleaning and preventing streaks on hardwood floors. Many cleaners and methods of cleaning can leave streaks on your hardwood floors.
White Marks on Laminate FlooringIf your laminate flooring has pale or white marks, they can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Use these tips to get your laminate floor looking good again. This is a page about white marks on laminate flooring.
Removing Rug Backing Stuck to a FloorThis page is about removing rug backing stuck to a floor. Moisture and heat can cause a rubber backed rug to stick to a floor.
Cleaning Buildup Off Hardwood FloorsCertain cleaning products can leave an unsightly buildup on your hardwood floors. This is a page about cleaning buildup off hardwood floors.
Cleaning Haze on Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about cleaning haze on hardwood floors. Some wood floor cleaning products can leave an unsightly haze on your floors.
Restoring Shine to Vinyl FlooringThis is a page about restoring shine to vinyl flooring. Over time the shine on your vinyl flooring can get dull.
Cleaning of Footprints on Laminate FloorThis is a page about cleaning footprints on laminate floor. Hard surface floors such as wood, tile, and laminate can show water spots, foot prints, and the like on your flooring. Using the right cleaner will remove footprints and other smudges on your flooring.
Removing Stains on Vinyl and Linoleum FlooringVinyl and linoleum are both types of resilient flooring. Because they are very different in their composition, you will want to determine your flooring type before attempting to remove stains. This is a page about removing stains on vinyl or linoleum flooring.
Making Laminate Floors ShineBe sure to consult the manufacturer of your flooring, for the recommended cleaning and waxing products. This page is about making laminate floors shine.
Removing Pet Urine Stains from Hardwood FloorsWhen you have pets accidents happen, even on your beautiful hardwood flooring. stains from hardwood floors. This is a page about removing pet urine
Removing Rubber Backed Rugs Stains...This page is about removing rubber backed rug stains on a vinyl floor. You may need some soaking and scraping to remove these stains.
Cleaning White Water Stains on Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about cleaning white water stains on vinyl flooring. Standing water can leave unsightly white marks on your vinyl flooring.
Removing Rubber Sole Shoe Marks from Hardwood Floors?The soles on your shoes can leave unsightly marks on all types of flooring. This is a page about removing rubber sole shoe marks from hardwood floors.
Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors from...Because of its composition, removing pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring may seem daunting. This is a page about cleaning pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring.
Removing Rust Stains from a Linoleum FlooringThis page is about removing rust stains from linoleum flooring. When metal has rusted on this material, it can be difficult to remove.
Removing Scuff Marks from Hardwood FloorsThis page is about removing scuff marks from hardwood floors. Certain shoes can leave black marks on your floors.
Polyurethane Spilled on Concrete?I spilled a can of polyurethane on garage floor! It's a concrete floor. Any ideas on how to remove it?
How do I remove cooking oil stains from a wooden floor?Some oil leaked from a bag I put on the floor, about a month ago. The oil has leaked into the wood, leaving a dark stain. I've looked up various remedies online but have not found a clear solution, and I don't want to go messing around with the floor until I know what I'm doing.
Cleaning Tile FloorsThis is a page about cleaning tile floors. Tile floors are popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of their durability but can be difficult to clean, especially the grout between the tiles.
Removing Floor Wax From Laminate FlooringFloor wax and some floor cleaning products leave a waxy residue on laminate flooring. This is a page about removing wax from laminate flooring.
Removing Scuffs from Vinyl FloorsVinyl flooring is a nice inexpensive, easy to install flooring option. However, it can get scuffed and scratched easily. This is a page about removing scuffs from vinyl floors.
Scuff Marks On Laminate Floors?I have laminated floors, which have marks from furniture being moved. I've tried baking soda paste, vinegar and water, and Awesome. Does anyone know how to remove these?
Cleaning Up Baby Powder Residue on Floors?Baby powder is very fine and can easily get on surfaces other than what was intended. If you need to be cleaning up baby powder residue on floors use these handy ideas.
Cleaning Dull Laminate FloorsLaminate floors can become dull from wear or the use of certain cleaning products. Many homeowners have had success cleaning them using steam or vinegar and water. They typically need to be dried to prevent water spots and streaks. This is a page about cleaning dull laminate floors.
Cleaning Human Urine Off Hardwood Floors?I have a little boy who is learning to use the potty. Can anyone give me a solution for cleaning the hardwood floor around the toilet? I find that I clean it everyday. He misses sometimes, so I just want to get the area clean and smell free.
Removing Mop and Glo From Flooring?This is a page about removing Mop and Glo from flooring. Unfortunately some floor care products can build up on your flooring and be difficult to remove.
Electric Buffer That Can be Used on Laminate Floor?I have Armstrong laminate flooring. The only product recommended by the manufacturer is Orange-Glo Hardwood cleaner, to be used with the accompanying micro-fiber mop. Even when a small amount is used, I get so much drag with the mop, that this job is incredibly labor-intensive for me. Compounded by the fact that I have significant arthritis issues, I dread cleaning my floors.
Cleaning Textured FlooringThis is a page about cleaning textured flooring. Textured floor tile and flooring presents its own cleaning challenges. The textured surface collects dirt and makes it difficult to remove. This type of flooring can be cleaned with a little extra effort.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Hardwood FloorsTested solutions for removing candle wax from hardwood floors. The key to removing candle wax from most surfaces is heating it up with an hair dryer or clothes iron. Beyond that there are some solvents, like Goo Gone, that have been effective.
Bringing The Shine Back On A Linoleum Floor?How can I get the shine back on my linoleum floor?
Katie from NY
Removing Oven Cleaner Stains from FloorOven cleaner uses very strong chemicals to breakdown burnt on food and stains in your oven. Removing oven cleaner stains from floor can be a difficult chore.
Cleaning Matte Finish Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about cleaning matte finish vinyl flooring. When cleaning matte finish vinyl flooring be sure to use the right products for this flooring to keep it clean and looking new.
Removing Nicotine Stains from Linoleum and Vinyl...This is a page about removing nicotine stains from linoleum and vinyl flooring. Nicotine from cigarette smoking can leave yellowish stains on many surfaces in the home of a smoker.
Cleaning Black Rubber Marks on Laminate...This is a page about cleaning black rubber marks on laminate flooring. Black scuff marks from shoes and other items can mar the appearance of your flooring.
Identifying Cat Urine Stains on Hardwood Floor?A black light comes in handy when trying to identify stains on hardwood flooring, as urine stains glow. This is a page about identifying cat urine stains on hardwood floor.
Cleaning Ceramic Tile FloorsCeramic tile floors have their own cleaning issues, such as streaking and stickiness if not rinsed well. This is a page about cleaning ceramic tile floors.
Tips for Cleaning FloorsThis is a page about tips for cleaning floors. With so many flooring types available, it can be confusing as to the best way to clean your floor.
Tire Marks on Linoleum Floor?How do I remove black car tire marks from linoleum floor in my caravan. I left the spare tire in the caravan for a few weeks and when I removed it, it left the black rubber imprint on the lino floor. I have tried a few things but it has not changed.
Cleaning Laminate FlooringLaminate floors can easily get water damaged. Knowing how to clean your laminate flooring, can keep it looking new for many years. This is a page on cleaning laminate flooring.
Cleaning Permanent Marker from Wood FloorsThis is a page about cleaning permanent marker from wood floors. Permanent marker is meant to be just that, permanent. However, there are often ways to remove it from surfaces where it has accidentally been applied.
Removing Paint From a Wood FloorThis is a page about removing paint from a wood floor. For small amounts of paint, scraping off any excess paint, then use rubbing alcohol can be effective in removing paint from wood floors. However if there is a lot of paint, you may have to sand and refinish the flooring. Here is some additional advice about removing paint from wood floors.
Cleaning the Floor by HandThis is a page about cleaning the floor by hand. Sometimes it is more practical and effective to clean your floor by hand.
Cleaning Orange Glo Residue from FloorsThis is a page about cleaning Orange Glo residue from floors. Orange Glo cleaner can unfortunately leave an unsightly, dull, waxy residue on your floors.
Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors...Removing urine stains and odors from flooring can be a challenge. This page is about cleaning pet urine stains and odors from a tile floor.
Cleaning Vinyl FloorsThis is a page about cleaning vinyl floors. You don't need to use harsh chemicals to keep your vinyl flooring clean.
Mop Floor with Dishwasher DetergentHere is a really good hint. If you have a floor that you mop, or needs to be mopped and just gets a quick "lick and a promise" (as my mom would have said), I can give you a hint that will put it back in shape with a minimum of work.
Cleaning Linoleum FloorsLinoleum flooring is back in vogue because of its green nature. However, before cleaning you sheet flooring you need to know if it is vinyl or true linoleum. The cleaning methods are different. This is a page about cleaning linoleum floors.
Best Time to Mop the FloorThe best time to mop your kitchen is late at night when everyone has gone to bed. This way you will not have any foot prints left by your kids or husband.
By Karen P in TN
Fish Smell on a Tile Floor?Fish Smell on a Tile Floor. A freezer door was left open and liquid from frozen fish leaked on the ceramic tile floor and now a horrible smell exists.
Cleaning Mold on Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about cleaning mold on vinyl flooring. Mold can grow on the underside of vinyl flooring or near the edges, often due to moisture.
What Can I Use on Laminate Floors That Won't Streak?Laminate flooring is notorious for showing streaks after cleaning. This page offers some solutions for, "What can I use on laminate floors that won't streak?".
Cleaning Sticky Residue on Laminate Flooring?How do I get the sticky feeling off laminated flooring? I have tried water and vinegar and just plain hot water for damp mopping and it doesn't work.
Cleaning Permanent Marker on a Vinyl FloorThis is a page about cleaning permanent marker on a vinyl floor. Despite its permanent nature, this type of marker can be removed from many surfaces using the right products and techniques.
Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner Recipes This is a page about homemade wood floor cleaner. Save time and money by making your own wood floor cleaner.
Cleaning Hardwood FloorsSome hardwood floors can easily get water damaged and the finishes can be stripped by harsh cleaners. This is a page about cleaning hardwood floors.
How to Remove Nicotine Stains on a Vinyl Floor?Nicotine can leave ugly brown stains on many surfaces. There are several products you can try and you may need to do some scrubbing with a brush to remover particularly stubborn stains. This is a page about how to remove nicotine stains on a vinyl floor.
Removing Black Urine Stain On Hardwood?I just found a nasty black stain on the hardwood floor under my daughter's bed. She hid a pair of underwear she had an accident in and apparently the urine has turned the floor jet black .. is there anything I can use to remove the stain without sanding down the wood? I don't think the floor has much of a finish left on it but it's a rental and I don't want to get stuck footing the bill to have the floor redone! Thanks for any suggestions!
Removing Scuff Marks from Waxed Tile FloorsThis is a page about removing scuff marks from waxed tile floors. A nice wax job can be marred by dark and light rubber shoe soles.
Removing Hairspray Residue from Vinyl...This page is about removing hairspray residue from vinyl flooring. When you have used hair spray in the same spot, over time it can buildup on the floor.
Removing Paint from Linoleum?Paint can stain a linoleum floor. This page contains suggestions for removing paint stains from a linoleum floor.
Removing Stains from Old Linoleum Floors?This is a page about removing stains from old linoleum floors. Cleaning stains on your flooring may require specific cleaners depending on the stain and the flooring type. Make sure that your floor is in fact linoleum rather than sheet vinyl before proceeding.
Removing Red Wine Stains from Hardwood Floors?This is a page about removing red wine stains from hardwood floors. Your beautiful wood floor has a red wine stain on it. Removing a wine stain can be difficult, but there are a few methods that will work and not further damage the wood.
Removing Throw Rug Stains on LinoleumUnfortunately the backing on bath mats and other throw rugs can have a chemical reaction with your flooring causing stains. This is a page about removing throw rug stains on linoleum.
Sunscreen Residue on a Wood Floor?I sprayed my daughter with Banana Boat sunscreen and it left a sticky residue on my wood floor. What will take it off without removing the finish? Thanks for any ideas!
Cleaning Discolored LinoleumLinoleum, made from ground wood or cork and usually linseed oil, is susceptible to discoloration. This is a page about cleaning discolored linoleum.
How to Clean Talcum Powder Off Tile Floors?Trying to clean up spilled talcum powder off of a tile floor can best be done with a vacuum. You can try a brush to dust it out of textured tile surfaces first. This is a page about how to clean talcum powder off tile floors.
How to clean 30 years worth of dirt of a floor?I've recently moved into a new house and am at my wits end trying to clean the kitchen floors. The floor is approximately 30 year old linoleum. This was previously a rental property, so you can imagine the mess. I've tried conventional floor cleaners and also clorox spray cleaner. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated since I can't afford to replace the floor any time soon.
Candle Wax on Tile?How can I clean candle wax off tiles?
Cleaning Dog Prints from Hardwood Floors?This is a page about cleaning dog prints from hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are beautiful and durable, but they can often show a lot of spots and prints, such as pet footprints.
Getting Tire Marks Off of Vinyl FloorsThis is a page about getting tire marks off of vinyl floors. Tires can leave unsightly black marks on the surfaces where they are stored.
Removing Orange Glo Residue from...This is a page about removing Orange Glo residue from laminate flooring. This cleaner can leave a film that can be a challenge to remove.
Removing Masking Tape from Hardwood Floors?I taped the hardwood floor with masking tape a long time ago to paint the moldings. I'm just getting around to removing it and having an awful battle! Anyone have any solutions to try?
Using a Steam MopA steam mop is an environmentally way to clean your floors. This is a page about using a steam mop.
Removing Self Stick Carpet Tile Glue Residue from Linoleum?I used self stick carpet tiles in my bathroom and have removed them. It left a glue residue on the linoleum floor. I have tried cleaning solutions, but nothing seems to work.
Removing Footprints From Waxed Floor?How do you remove footprints from walking in wet floor wax after it has dried?
Cleaning Deep Fryer Grease Off the Floor?My son spilled the grease from the Fry Daddy all over the kitchen (linoleum) floor, I have moped it several times and it is still really slippery.
Cleaning Unsealed Wooden FloorsUnsealed wood flooring can be kept looking good by using an oil or wax finish. Then just use the best cleaning method for the finish you choose. This is a page about cleaning unsealed wooden floors.
Sticky Linoleum?How do I clean sticky linoleum in my kitchen?
Cleaning the Floor in a Wet Room?I have a wet room (bathroom), but I am finding no matter what products I use to clean the floor it still looks dirty. Is there any other product that I can use?
Removing Rust Stains from Vinyl Flooring?This is a page about removing rust stains from vinyl flooring. Furniture, cans, and other metal objects can leave rust stains on your vinyl flooring. You will want to use the best products and techniques to remove the stain and not ruin the finish.
Dye From Rugs Stained My Linoleum?This is a page about dye from rugs stained my linoleum. If dye in a throw rug or carpet is not set, it could cause some staining.
Removing Tree Sap From Vinyl Floor?Tree sap can get tracked into your home and harden on your vinyl floors. Using the best product to remove it without damaging the flooring may require a bit of research or trial and error. This is a page about removing tree sap from a vinyl floor.
Cleaning Tar Off VinylThis is a page about cleaning tar off vinyl. Today the city resurfaced the street in front of your house. Tonight the vinyl flooring in your home is covered in tar spots tracked in on everyone's shoes.
Removing Haze From Wood Flooring?Any ideas to removing cloudiness from manufactured wood floors that is probably caused by Orange Glow hardwood floor cleaner?
Repairing A Stain From Wood Floor Cleaner?I spilled Awesome cleaner on my hardwood floor. It stripped the polish off of an area. How can I repair it?
Extending a Short Broom HandleI can't afford a nice big broom, nor would I want one. They hurt my thumbs and are too coarse. So, I love the Dollar Tree ones, but man are they short! I am only 5 feet 1 inch tall and I find myself stooping just to use it.
Use a Candle as Floor WaxThis tip offers a less thought of use for a candle or old candle wax. If you have some concrete floor areas this method may work well for you.
Removing Double Sided Tape from Laminate FloorMineral spirits, baby oil or Goo Gone can be helpful in removing sticky residue from double sided tape. This is a page about removing double sided tape from laminate floor.
Making a Rag Mop?Rag mops have been used for generations to keep wooden and linoleum floors clean. This page contains instructions for making a rag mop.
Removing Double Sided Tape from Wood Floor?The adhesive residue from double sided tape can be difficult to remove. When trying an array of products always test on a small inconspicuous area to make sure they don't mar the finish. This is a page about removing double sided tape from a wood floor.
Using Bread to Pick Up Broken GlassI recently dropped a dainty black light bulb on the kitchen floor. There were tiny bits everywhere! I swept up what I could see, but I was scared there were minuscule shards everywhere. I carefully pressed a slice of bread over the glass. The sponginess and little nooks sucked up all of the debris.
Floor Wax Not Sticking to Tile?If the wax you are trying to apply is not sticking evenly or thoroughly, make sure that the floor is properly cleaned prior to applying a new coat and that the wax is intended for the type of tile you have. This is a page about floor wax not sticking to tile.
Cleaning Pet Urine Stains on Vinyl Floors?Pet urine stains on vinyl floors may be difficult to remove. Vinegar, water, and dish soap might do the trick.
Removing Stubborn Carpet Adhesive?When replacing carpet with a hard or resilient flooring you will need to remove the old adhesive. This can sometimes prove to be a daunting job. Boiling water or Goof Off and a scraper may do the trick. This is a page about removing stubborn carpet adhesive.
Waxing Hardwood Floors?There are several very good options when it comes to waxing your hardwood floors. Read on for preparation info and product choices. This is a page about waxing hardwood floors.
Removing Stains from Laminate FloorsCertain stains on a laminate floor can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing stains from laminate floors.
Cleaning Candle Wax From Laminate Floor?Dripping candle wax sometimes gets on your floors. In order to remove it from laminate flooring you may consider one of the methods discussed on this page.
Bellawood Floor Cleaner ReviewsAny wood floor will need good cleaning from time to time. Bellwood hardwood floor cleaner is an all natural floor cleaner that will get your wood floors sparkling clean. This is a page about Product Review: Bellawood floor cleaner.
Cleaning Hardwood Floors With Murphy's Oil Soap?Using Murphy's oil soap on hardwood floors can have mixed results. This is a page about cleaning hardwood floors with Murphy's oil soap.
Mopping Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about mopping hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring is quite beautiful. To keep it that way proper cleaning methods and products are essential.
Cleaning a No Wax Floor?This is a page about cleaning no wax floors. Cleaning no wax floors is typically an easy task. You just need to identify the best method and products to use.
Streak Free Hardwood FloorsI moved into a house where I have real hardwood floors. My old house had laminate and I've tried everything a steam mop, a steam vacuum mop, the regular mop by hand method, and I always had streaky laminate floors.
DIY Comb-top DustpanAttach a wide-toothed comb with hot glue to your dustpan in order to brush out all the debris and dust bunnies from your broom. This dollar hack is a copycat of a $25 dustpan I saw at the Home Goods store.
Removing Scuff Marks with WD-40This is a quick and easy way to remove both scuff marks and tape residue from linoleum or vinyl floors.
Old Sweater MopheadUse an old sweater's arm for a perfect fit on your rectangular mop. I find acrylic sweaters to gather the most dust and gunk while leaving a nice shine. You can use them and wash them for reuse over and over.
Black Scuff EraserCut an "X" in the tennis ball and slide on the end of the broomstick. To use: Rub the tennis ball over the black scuff marks and watch them disappear.
Old Wood Floor Care?Recently moved into 110 year old home. How do I take care of original wood floors so they look nice and don't cause splinters?
Removing Orange Glo Wood Polish from Hardwood Floors?I usually use Orange Glo to clean my wood floors, but apparently I mistook it for wood shiner. Now my all of my wood floors are super greasy! I tried cleaning with Dawn and vinegar, but there was not much change.
Swiffer WetJet Multi-Purpose Cleaner Leaves Floor Sticky?I love cleaning with the Wet Jet, but the multi purpose solution leaves a sticky residue on my ceramic tile floors. I am at a loss as to how to fix the problem short of re-mopping with plain water and a traditional mop, double work for someone with bad knees and balance issues.
Removing Hardened Pine Pitch from Stone Floor?How can I remove the baked on pine gum from the stone floor near my stove? It comes off easily if it is fresh with Pam or another oil spray. The pine gum I didn't notice has baked on, but I am not sure how harsh a remover I can use on my stone tile. I have tried most everything.
Removing Shoe Marks on Hardwood Floors?I have several rubber slide marks from my grandson's sneakers on my hardwood floors. I have tried several fixes (eraser, Magic Eraser, etc), but nothing seems to work. Does anyone know how to get rid of these marks?
Hardwood Floor Shows Dog Foot Prints?I have a 15 yr old hardwood floor that was looking very dull. I cleaned and then used Quick Shine. It dried it over night and the next evening I let my dog in (with clean/dry feet) and now it shows paw prints everywhere. I tried the Quick Cleaner and it just dulled the floor and the prints still show. I've tried soapy water with no luck either. Any suggestions?