Make Your Own Floor Cleaner

There are a variety of recipes for homemade floor cleaners. You can pick up a gallon of distilled white vinegar pretty cheaply at the big box stores.


Vinegar and Water (for linoleum, wood, laminate, and tile)

  • 1/2 to 1 cup distilled white vinegar (lesser amount for wood floors)
  • 1/2 gallon of warm water

Dish soap (for linoleum)

  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups water

Rubbing Alcohol

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 quart warm water

Baby Shampoo

  • 2 tsp baby shampoo
  • 1 gallon warm water

Washing Soda (for painted wood floors)

  • 1 tsp washing soda
  • 1 gallon warm water


Stuck with Black Heel Marks?

Wash them off with a paste of baking soda and water.


Wipe with a damp cloth that has a squirt of toothpaste on it.