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Cleaning Textured Vinyl Flooring

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TrinityBelle Thu 30-Nov-17 13:24:27

We had textured vinyl flooring put onto our bathroom floor a few months back. Loved the design but I can't get it clean! It has a white background and the dirt is really obvious. Tried steam mopping, wet mopping, on hands-and-knees with a brush but it barely makes a difference. Is there anything I can put on to 'lift' the dirt prior to mopping?

allwornout0 Mon 04-Dec-17 16:11:59

After having the exact same problem as you, the only thing that worked was spraying the cleaner called 'Elbow Grease' onto the floor and wiping with a clean cloth.
OMG, the dirt that came up was terrible.

picklemepopcorn Mon 04-Dec-17 16:45:01

Try using one of those rubber prong brooms or brushes to wash it, then wipe dry with a mop.

TrinityBelle Tue 05-Dec-17 08:03:06

Thank you. I have 'Elbow Grease' and a rubber pronged broom so I shall get to work! <Rolls up sleeves>

CactusCactusCactus Tue 05-Dec-17 14:36:30

Any luck Trinity? Same issue here, I seem to have given up so far...

TrinityBelle Tue 05-Dec-17 21:06:11

Um, no. Didn't get around to it blush. I'll do it tomorrow and report back.

CactusCactusCactus Wed 06-Dec-17 00:09:52

Ha no rush!

TrinityBelle Tue 12-Dec-17 16:10:52

UPDATE! I got the floor really clean using hot water, bleach and Stardrops. I had to use a 'magic sponge' and scrub on my hands and knees. Luckily this area of flooring isn't very big!

noodlesandtomatoes Tue 12-Dec-17 16:18:00

Cream cleaner, like cif, on your hands and knees.

christmasrage Tue 12-Dec-17 16:18:43

Be aware, if the flooring has lost its surface, it will be filthy again in no time. I did this to a kitchen when I was a student but on,y did half the floor. At first the difference was shocking but within a week you couldn't tell.

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