How to Mop a Floor with Pine-Sol*

Before learning how to mop a floor, it’s important to know that different flooring materials may require slightly different steps. Here are a few links showing how to mop properly if you’ve got Laminate, Hardwood or Tile floors. 

While we recommend Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner to clean germy kitchen and bathroom floors, feel free to dip your spin mop into any Pine-Sol® scent for your daily cleaning routine.* 

TIP: Be sure to check whether you’re using our new concentrated Pine-Sol® formula or the old non-concentrated Pine-Sol®, as that will determine your dilution ratio. See the chart below and get your ratios right! 


  • original-pine-cleaner
  • measuring-cup Measuring cup
  • bucket Bucket
  • mop Mop


Dirty floors? We got you. You already know Pine-Sol® is the ultimate floor cleaner, so keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to use a mop to clean floors in your home. 

  1. Step 1 Mix ⅛ cup of Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner with one gallon of warm water.
  2. Step 2 Wring out your mop so that it’s damp but not completely saturated. Start mopping, taking care not to let liquid pool on the floor.
  3. Step 3 After mopping, rinse your mop in fresh, clean water and wring it out so it’s just damp.
  4. Step 4 Mop over your floors again to rinse away any remaining cleaner to prevent buildup of film or residue.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  1. * Do not use on wood that is unfinished, unsealed, unpainted, waxed, oiled or worn.
  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander