Returning Shine to No Wax Flooring

My kitchen floor is about 10 years old and it is that no wax flooring. It doesn't look really great anymore. I try everything to clean it to make it look shiny again, but nothing works and I do not want to use wax. Anyone have any ideas?

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By Mamie

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November 23, 20111 found this helpful

I use the over the counter 'mop and shine' type products, keeping a cheap sponge mop for that product only. It makes my floors look great when I use it. Mine are about 10 years old, and have been walked all over with shoes, sand, grit, dogs, etc.

It doesn't last long, but is much better than looking at dull floors, and a whole lot better than waxing.

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March 22, 20170 found this helpful

I would like to see picture.

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

This post is from 2011. It's hard to know if the person is still involved with ThriftyFun to send in a picture.

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Good luck with your floor and please let us know what finally works.

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August 15, 20172 found this helpful

My floors are so old God walked on them! I use only natural products! My dogs, when they were alive used to lick my floors, eat treats off them. Would you want your pets licking those nasty chemicals?
I use I gallon HOT water 1/2cup vinegar and a few drops of Dr Bronner's 18-1 Hemp Rose Pure Castile Soap. My floor looks amazing and my house smells divine!

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August 15, 20171 found this helpful

Forgot to add the last step! Take a cloth with jojoba oil and rub into your floors for a beautiful shine! A little goes a long way for a natural shine!

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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

Does this give vinyl flooring a good shine and if so is it slippery?

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August 22, 20163 found this helpful

Yes, use WD40 on it. It really works. I found this out a year ago and I investigated it it's true.

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Message me and I will send you a picture of my floors.

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October 26, 20161 found this helpful

Please let me see. Are they slippery? This is in the bathroom.

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November 4, 20160 found this helpful

it didnt hurt yur floors

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Anonymous
January 2, 20170 found this helpful

Do you just sprad the wd-40 on with a mop?

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January 16, 20172 found this helpful

WD40 is a great lubricant but I would not advise using it willy nilly on floors, it contains distillate, a highly flamable liquid and not something that should be used in a not well ventilated confined space like a room, certainly not with children or pets around.

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January 19, 20170 found this helpful

Smearing oil on kitchen floors?? Yuk

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Anonymous
February 1, 20171 found this helpful

I would love to see a picture of your floors. My brother used furniture polish on his floors and when his wife came home from work and stepped in the door her feet went right out from under her

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

Please send pictures so I no how to clean shine my vinyl floor

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Yuk!

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Anonymous
September 4, 20170 found this helpful

Do you just use wd40

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January 2, 20180 found this helpful

Please let me know about the wd40 floor shine. Doesnt it make it slippery. My kitchen floor is dull looking

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January 20, 20180 found this helpful

what to use on a vinlyfloor shine

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January 21, 20180 found this helpful

hi what can I do to make my plastic tile shine like hopital one

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January 22, 20180 found this helpful

How do you use it. Do you just spray it on.

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February 7, 20181 found this helpful

I would like to see this. Is this the vinyl that looks like wood. How do you apply?

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February 10, 20180 found this helpful

My house has been totally remodled with new vinyl flooring. After mopping a couple of times it's lost it's shine.

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I have tried vinegar and Dawn. Being a single lady I can't afford to spend a lot. Any suggestion?

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April 11, 20180 found this helpful

Total bull!! WD-40 is fish oil. You could drink it if you felt so inclined. And what is " distillate"? Distillate is a process, not a product. It would , however, make vinyl plank flooring slippery.

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April 13, 20180 found this helpful

WD-40 is not fish oil, it is a proprietary blend so the ingredients are not listed but it has a petroleum base. I would definitely not recommend drinking it. The company's website has the MSDS and it clearly states "IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician. Do NOT induce vomiting"

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Here is a Wikipedia page with more information about the product:

en.wikipedia.org/.../WD-40

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Yes please tell me how to do this method with wd40.
Thank you

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June 13, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for your hint on WD40. Does it make the floor slippery?
Thanking you...Lyn

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September 28, 20180 found this helpful

Doesn't that make the tile slippery, we are an elderly couple who don't get around very well, so that is always a concern.My bedroom, bath room hall and kitchen are done in new vinyl tile which has very little shine.

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May 5, 20190 found this helpful

We to restore shine to vinyl floors
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June 14, 20190 found this helpful

Won't that make them real slippery?

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January 23, 20200 found this helpful

I have a vinyl floor and it is very dull looking ! Would WD40 work to give it a shine.

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful

For years I think how to be shined tile vinyl floor of my apartment.I clean everyday it but no result Tell me, please, how to act?

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