Clorox is a very strong cleanser and disinfectant and effectively removes tough stains. Its strength as a cleaning agent, though very useful of course, means that improper use of this solution would likely cause damage especially to relatively fragile items. Vinyl flooring is generally durable, and Clorox could be used to clean it. However, to maintain the good condition of vinyl flooring it’s very important that proper measures be taken when cleaning it with bleach. Here are some of the tips and guidelines to remember if you’re interested to use Clorox to clean your vinyl flooring:
- Prepare the materials. You would need Clorox, a mop bucket, a sponge mop, some hot water and a towel. Prepare the Clorox solution by diluting a cup of Clorox with a bucketful of hot water. Make sure that you wear protective gloves, as the harsh chemicals of Clorox might dry your hands.
- Prepare the vinyl flooring. Before you start mopping the floor, you should first start by sweeping or vacuuming the floor. This would help you minimize the dust that you would have to deal with during mopping. If you’re in for some heavy-duty spring cleaning, you should make sure to wipe down the room from top going downwards, and then put off cleaning the floor as the last step. This way, all the dust that goes down from the items in the room will accumulate on the floor, which you would then sweep and mop away later on.
You should also arrange the furniture in such a way that you would effectively be able to clean the entire surface area of the vinyl flooring. This would mean having to lift heavy furniture and putting them at a different position so you could get to clean the spot where it was originally on.
- Mop the floor using the Clorox solution. Soak the sponge mop onto the bucket containing the Clorox solution, and wring it out. Do be careful not to let the sponge be too wet when you apply it to the floor, as this could damage the flooring.
It’s best to mop the floor in sections, starting from the inner part of the room going outwards to the door. Make sure that you mop to the corners and sides of the room.
Since you’d be soaking your mop on the Clorox solution and wringing it every now and then, make sure that you are wearing gloves to protect your hands. Another option for you is to use mops with attachments on the handles that enable you to wring it without having to touch the mop itself.
- Dry the floor. The best thing about using Clorox to clean your vinyl flooring is that you wouldn’t need to rinse it afterwards; simply dry the entire floor with a towel and buff it to make it shine.
There you have it! These are the easy steps to remember when cleaning your vinyl flooring using Clorox. Set aside about 30 minutes to an hour for an entire room, and afterwards, rest easy and bask in your clean, disinfected living area. Good luck, and hope this helped!