How to clean linoleum
For decades, linoleum has been a favorite flooring material for high-traffic areas, providing a tough surface that stands up to muddy boots, messy food spills, even the occasional dropped pot or pan. And did you know that linoleum is made of natural products like linseed oil, pine resin and wood flour? It is important to be careful which cleaners you use on linoleum: for example, ammonia-based solutions can break down the material over time, causing cracks to form.
Luckily, you can give even hard-to-clean linoleum floors a lustrous sparkle and fresh scent throughout your home, with no streaks. First, dilute ¼ cup of Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner in a gallon of water. Then, use the solution to lightly dampen a mop or sponge, and wipe those dirty floors down. Be sure not to allow the solution to pool; you should never let linoleum get too wet.
For tougher stains, like stubborn shoe scuffs, use the full-strength formula, with no dilution, and a scrubbing brush. After putting some elbow grease into it, rinse the linoleum with clean water, and wipe it dry with a sponge, rag or paper towel.
On linoleum floors in your kitchen, consider Pine-Sol® Lemon Fresh — or whichever scent is your favorite.