Linoleum floors are easier to clean than carpet and other types of floor options. They also have a characteristic gloss that can be maintained through proper cleaning and maintenance. These floors are sturdy and durable and can serve you for years. Because they are so easy to clean, they are placed in areas like bathrooms and kitchens. However, apart from the usual dust and grime, linoleum is also prone to mold which can leave hideous stains on the floor and can force any sensitive home keeper to frown. If your linoleum flooring has started developing mold, it is nothing to worry about. Follow the procedure to do a job as marvelous as any other professional cleaner out there.
- White vinegar
- Clean cloths
- 1 tsp. mild dish washing detergent
- Baby oil
- 1 tbsp. skim milk
Mark off the area you need to clean. Mold spreads fast if left unchecked for a while. Determine if you have to clean the surface of the linoleum or underneath it because the mold can develop on either side.
Wash with vinegar:
Take a bucket and make a solution of 50/50 vinegar and water. Vinegar is extremely helpful against molds. However, it should not be used directly on linoleum because it is strong enough to damage it. Now wash the surface with this solution.
Wash with soap water:
After you are done washing with vinegar solution, empty and rinse the bucket. Now prepare a soap solution with soap and water. This will remove any stains left and is known for its efficacy against molds. Pour in the baby oil and the skim milk. These two ingredients return the shine back to your flooring and give it back its luster. Clean the mold surface with the solution you prepared. You can also use a small brush to clean away the resistant mold stains.
After you remove all the stains, rinse the bucket again and fill it with clean warm water. Take a clean towel, dip it in water and rub over the surface. Repeat the process to rinse off the soap from the floor. Use a dry towel to wipe off the surface and dry it. You are done with the task and can now proudly walk upon your mold free floor.