Natural Floor Cleaning
Microfiber cloth grabs dirt, with almost no need for cleaning solutions at all. The cover for the microfiber floor mop can also be thrown in the washer.
Remove the dull film on no-wax linoleum with 1/2 cup of white vinegar mixed into 1/2 gallon of water.
Remove scuff marks from floors with an eraser.
Crayon marks on the floor can be erased with toothpaste. Add toothpaste to a damp cloth and rub marks off.
Use a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar to a bucket of water as a general floor cleaner.
Clean brick or stone floors with vinegar. Add 1 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Scrub the floor with a brush and the vinegar solution. Rinse with clean water.
Ceramic tile can be cleaned with vinegar. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Increase the amount of vinegar for an extra dirty floor.
Remove wax build-up from vinyl or asbestos tile with club soda. Pour the soda on straight, scrub, and let soak for a few minutes.
For a strong floor cleaner, add 1/3 cup of borax, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of ammonia to 1 gallon of warm water.
Remove grease spots from floors with salt. Pour salt on the grease spot as soon as possible to absorb grease so it won't stain.
Remove water marks from wood floors with toothpaste. Dampen a soft cloth and add toothpaste. Rub with the grain.
A general floor cleaner consists of 1 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of castile soap in a bucket of water.
Clean wood floors that are dull or cloudy with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per quart of warm water. Rub on with a soft cloth and rub with the grain. For extra shine, buff with a soft cloth.
Remove wet spots from wood floors with vinegar mixed with olive oil. Rub with the grain.