Author Jean Morrison
Make your own cleaner for linoleum
Linoleum is quite an organic material. It is made from linseed (hence the name), pine tree resin, wood flour and cork flour, ground limestone, jute plus a few pigments. It is not to be confused with vinyl which is a synthetic product made from chlorinated petrochemicals. You clean vinyl differently to lino too.
With lino being such a "green" product it would be crass to clean it with anything other than a non-toxic cleaner, wouldn't it!
Please note that lino doesn't like to be left wet so keep moisture to a minimum - hence the recipe says to use really hot water so it evaporates fast.
Clean your linoleum floors:
Instructions & Method
Into one bucket of hot water add 1/2 cup white vinegar.
Wear rubber gloves so you can get the water as hot as possible without burning yourself. The hotter the water is, the quicker it will evaporate.
The vinegar smell will disappear when the floor is dry.
Did you know:
You should always take your shoes off before walking on a linoleum floor. It prolongs the life of the lino.
Adding natural, organic essential oils to your home-made cleaning arsenal can produce wonderful scents. Some of them such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, and melaleuca (known as tea tree) oils can have antibacterial, antifungal, or insect-repelling properties.
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