Unless vinyl and linoleum flooring is meticulously well cared for, and even then it isn’t always enough, with the additional surrounding factors the floors tend to show the effects of aging. Keeping the scratches, wear and tear at bay as well as maintain the luster and shine is done with routine cleaning and periodic waxing. However, over time the wax builds up, and the buildup will bring on an dingy-yellowish discoloration that look beyond filthy. With that in mind, American Hometown Services would like to take the opportunity to offer some suggestions on the care to your vinyl and linoleum floor.
How to Remove Wax Buildup on Vinyl Floors
1) Fill 2 gallons of hot water in a bucket.
2) Add ½ cup dishwasher detergent and 2 cups ammonia into the hot water; mix until detergent is fully dissolved.
3) Generously distribute the mixture on the entire floor’s surface using a sponge mop.
4) Allow the mixture to sit on the floor 5-15 minutes. Follow up by scrubbing the floor with a scrubber edge mop.
5) Sop up the liquid remnants after scrubbing is finished. Consider sectioning the floor to make for an easy methodical process.
6) In the areas where the buildup is more accumulated, such as the baseboards, you may need to scrub with a scrubbing pad and by hand with extra strength.
7) Wipe the surface with a dry cloth to avoid excessive moisture.
8) With pure hot water with and the scrubber mop, rinse the floor to remove any lingering wax residues.
9) Completely dry the floor with a towel or rag, and ensure the floor is thoroughly dry.
How Do You Strip Wax Off Linoleum Floors?
1) Using a large bucket combine 1 Gallon of white vinegar with 1 cup of cream of tartar and stir until tartar is fully dissolved.
2) Scrub by hand the floors in a circular motion; consider the sectional method foe easy cleaning.
3) Immediately wipe the area recently scrubbed with a damp cloth and continue the pattern throughout the whole floor.
4) Stubborn areas may need a few repeat steps or more strength to remove the buildup.
5) Rinse with hot water and a scrubber mop over the complete floor’s surface.
6) Make sure the floor is completely dry.
Additional Vinyl & Linoleum Deep Cleaning Tips
1) Your vinyl and linoleum should be deeply cleaned 3-4 times a year to keep the wax buildup from getting out of hand; he easier the process will be with less buildup.
2) In the event you preference is to utilize the several commercial products on the market, do not neglect reading the labels and make sure it is safe for your particular floor’s material. To be sure your floor will not be compromised in color or integrity, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area.
3) Apply a fresh coat of wax after the build wax has been removed and floors are efficiently dry.
Floor Cleaning Services & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
Professional services are readily available to get the buildup of wax removed from your vinyl and linoleum floors from American Hometown Services. If the floors are severely built up with wax, our skilled experts are trained and equipped with the right equipment to make the project a lot simpler. Call us today started!