& Hammer Baking Soda. To clean a vinyl floor, sprinkle Arm & Hammer
Baking Soda on a damp sponge, wipe clean, and dry.
& Hammer Clean Shower. Mop the vinyl floor with water, spray the
floor with Arm & Hammer Clean Shower, and then mop it up.
Coca-Cola. To clean a grease stain from a vinyl floor, pour Coca-Cola
over the stain, let sit for two hours, and mop it up. The phosphoric acid in
Coke helps dissolve the grease stain.
Downy Fabric Softener. To clean a vinyl floor, pour one cap Downy
Fabric Softener into a plastic bucket filled with hot water and mop the
floor. Aside from giving the floor a fresh fragrance, Downy helps the mop
lift dirt and dust.
Huggies Baby Wipes. Use Huggies Baby Wipes to mop up sticky messes,
tempera paint, or crayon marks from a vinyl floor.
Procter-Silex Iron. To remove a vinyl floor tile, place a cloth over
the tile and iron it with medium heat. The heat from the iron will soften
the tile and the adhesive under it, making it easy to pry the tile from the
floor with a putty knife.
Reynolds Wrap. To re-adhere a loose vinyl floor tile, place a sheet
of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil on top of the tile and run a hot iron over it
several times to melt the glue underneath the tile. Place several books on
top of the tile to hold it securely in place until the glue dries
Mule Team Borax, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, and Par sons’ Ammonia. Add
one-half cup 20 Mule Team Borax, one- half teaspoon Dawn Dishwashing Liquid,
and one teaspoon Parsons’ Ammonia to two gallons warm water. Mop the floor
with the solution.
Westley’s Whitewall Tire Cleaner. To clean a discolored vinyl floor
tile, spray Westley’s Whitewall Tire Cleaner on the tile, scrub with a scrub
brush, and rinse clean.