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Help me clean my white lino

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GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 23-Jan-13 11:27:12

I have white lino in my utility room/downstairs WC. I regularly mop the floor which comes up clean but there are clear footprint stains where my DH and others have stood whilst using the loo.

They are murky stains that I have tried to remove with neat bleach, vinegar, bicarb of soda paste and a magic sponge. All to no avail.

Can anyone offer any other ideas please?

GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 23-Jan-13 18:20:32

Cheeky bump

LifeofPo Wed 23-Jan-13 18:25:41

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wonkylegs Wed 23-Jan-13 18:34:17

Astonished that anyone has white lino.
If you've tried all those things & a good scrub with a scrubbing brush/nylon pad it might be ingrained I'm afraid.
Is it Lino or Vinyl (often get mixed up) - Lino is a natural product and it will stain. Vinyls more tough but light colours will get ingrained an become grubby with age.
You can get specialists into clean them if they are expensive enough to warrant it but often cheap ones it's more cost effective to replace.

MinnesotaNice Wed 23-Jan-13 18:50:16

Maybe nail polish remover? I used it in my microwave when my MIL charred some food and stained ithe inside yellow. With a little scrubbing it got it almost white again.

WMDinthekitchen Wed 23-Jan-13 18:57:24

"Recipe" here

PigletJohn Wed 23-Jan-13 19:22:40

white flooring huh? <sucks teeth>

if you have used a polish or seal, the dirt might be underneath it.

Usually Flash or similar and a mop will get vinyl (common) or linoleum (rare) clean. Sometimes you have to get on your knees for a bad mark.

Your link is wrong.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 23-Jan-13 20:48:38

I know, I know the lino is terrible but it was cheap and has served its purpose. Will try that mixture WMD and nail varnish remover Minnesota and report back.

No idea if its vinyl or lino, thought they were the same confused

GrannyRatOnAScooter Wed 23-Jan-13 20:50:02

Oh yes WMD that links back to this thread. Could you possibly try again please?

PigletJohn Thu 24-Jan-13 12:41:00

I keep seeing this and thinking that cleaning a white rhino should be in the pets section.

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