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DIY Floor Cleaner

Introduction

DIY
Use a damp -- not saturated -- sponge mop to wash with warm water. If your wood floor is really dirty, try a solution of 1/8 cup plant-based liquid soap and 1/8 cup distilled white vinegar to 1 gallon water (some people like to add 10 drops essential oil for fragrance). For ceramic and stone floors (including marble), use warm water and a pH-neutral all-purpose cleaner.

Tips
Wood floors will need only infrequent cleaning if you vacuum them regularly with the appropriate soft nozzle head and wipe up spills and tracked-in dirt promptly. Remove your shoes at the door, and ask guests to do the same.

Source
Healthy Home 2008, Spring 2008

Reviews (2)

  • 8 Feb, 2011

    It actually says to only use warm water and a pH-neutral all-purpose cleaner on ceramic and tile floors. :o]

  • 17 Apr, 2008

    Never use any vinegar or acidic solution for cleaning marble! Even a diluted mixture could damage marble surfaces, leaving it dull or pitted so it starts ATTRACTING the dirt and grime. You spent the money on the floors, go ahead and spend it on a commercial cleaner made for marble floorsn n n n n n or stick with water and baking soda if you are a n n n n n n chem.-freen n n n n n house!