Easy Floor Cleaner

Mix 1 cup white vinegar with 2 gallons hot water. For greasy floors, add 1/4 cup washing soda and 1 tablespoon vegetable-oil-based soap to the above mixture.

By Kathy

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By Diane Lee (Guest Post)
December 3, 20040 found this helpful

In your floor cleaning solution is washing soda baking soda?

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December 3, 20040 found this helpful

Washing Soda is sodium carbonate and Baking Soda is sodium bicarbonate. They are different compounds. You can find Washing Soda in the laundry section of the grocery store.


If you can't find any, (it is usually readily available) baking soda can be used but it really doesn't work as well for some uses. NEVER use Washing Soda for baking or food.

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December 31, 20040 found this helpful

We built a new home (5) years ago & the vinyl floor manufacturer suggested that we only use vinegar & water to clean them, NOTHING ELSE!

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January 1, 20050 found this helpful

I bought one of the Ready Mops. I really like how easy it is to clean the floors especially with the spray attachment. However I plan to refill the bottle with vinegar and water. Also I don't use the disposible pads. I purchased a large bags of washclothes from the automotive section of a large warehouse type store for very little money.


I use those instead of the pads. I never liked the pads because they're expensive and I never feel like one pad does the job adequately. With the washclothes I simply replace as needed then toss them all in the wash. It does help to dampen the clothe first before spraying. I use a dry one to dry the floor.

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By Sandy (Guest Post)
July 14, 20050 found this helpful

Also have the "horror" of laminate floors. Nothing I have tried brings acceptable results. Using those "Swifter Sweeper" type mops do a "fair" job between wet moppings. Discovered that an old tee shirt sleeve fits perfect over the mop edge. I cut up old T's for cleaning cloths- you can't get used diapers anymore - everyone uses Pampers!


Free-plentiful and wash up great!

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