Linoleum floors are one of the greenest floors on the market....it only makes sense that you would want to clean them eco-friendly products. Cleaning products that are healthier for the environment are typically healthier for people too. A large number of household cleaning products contain hazardous ingredients that can aggravate allergies and asthma when breathed in or upon contact.
Choose linoleum floor cleaners that are made with ingredients that are non-toxic, biodegradable and natural. Since linoleum floors are not susceptible to damage from water exposure, they can be wet mopped. In most cases, warm water is enough to get linoleum floors spotless. Using too much cleaner can leave behind a sticky residue on the surface of linoleum. Additionally, too much residue can slowly eat away at floor sealant.
If your linoleum floors have deep grooves, you may need to use a nylon brush to get to those hard-to-reach areas. For black scuff marks, try rubbing with a clean towel and WD40. Afterwards, make sure to rinse with warm water and natural cleaner (you can also use dish soap).
You can help keep your linoleum floors clean by sweeping them on a weekly basis. To minimize the amount of dirt and debris on our floors, place mats in doorways and area rugs in high traffic areas. Another preventative measure that can help maintain clean linoleum floors is having them sealed on an annual basis (or as needed).
For more information on how to clean linoleum floors, check out Linoleum Floor Care section on FindAnyFloor.com.