Well, I have to say this post is a little embarrassing, however this is such a great tip that I just can’t keep it to myself! We’ve been in our home for close to 9 years, we bought the house new, from the builder, and didn’t have the budget for expensive flooring in the kitchen, like wood or tile. So the best we could do was to get an upgraded vinyl. I really liked this floor in the beginning, but over the years it got harder and harder to keep it clean. The dirt was really ground into the… pores? … crevices maybe? … of the vinyl, and it looked filthy and nasty!
Here you can see how disgusting it was! I have to say that I’m my defense, I have a cleaning service come in and mop my kitchen floor twice a month, and they have done this for years. There have been at least 5 or 6 different ladies from the service that have cleaned it, and each year it got worse, no matter how hard they tried! So it wasn’t just my sad lack of cleaning skills, or at least not in this case! Anyway, one of my girlfriends told me about something that she used on her vinyl floors that worked like a charm. I tried it out on the tile above and was surprised at how easily it removed the grime! Want to know what it is?
Here’s my step daughter, (aka Cinderella,) moping the floor. Yes, that’s right… I’m part Fairy God Mother.. part Evil Step Mother! haha! Actually my husband made her mop it, in order to work off the cost of a speeding ticket. I added the Pumpkin to the photo just for fun!
Ta da! It’s like a brand new floor again! We actually did this a few months ago and it still looks great, so you wouldn’t have to do this every time you mop, only every now and again if you see a build up of dirt. This flooring has a light marble effect to it, in gray, so what you see on the photo above is not dirt, it’s the marbled pattern.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with my floor now! I thought I was going to have to replace it, but now I don’t have too.Yay! Let me know if you try this, I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is!
P.S. I was NOT paid to do this post and I bought my own cans of Scrubbing Bubbles, just wanted to share this awesome tip!
For even more cleaning tips check out our 10 tips for cleaning with Salt post HERE…
And How to Clean your Oven Naturally HERE.