Linoleum Flooring Maintenance

One of the benefits of linoleum flooring is that it is extreme durable and affordable. It is found in many kitchens, bathrooms, and playrooms. Despite its durability and ability to withstand abuse, it needs to maintained regularly. Here are some things you can do to ensure that your linoleum floors stay in top condition:

Daily Maintenance

Sweep and vacuum floors. All debris such as dirt and germs cannot be seen by the eye.  Especially with kids, this can lead to health-related issues. So it is important that a regular routine of sweeping and vacuum be followed. Personally, I think vacuuming is faster and more efficient. I recommend the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner. To learn more about these products, visit the linoleum flooring recommended products page.

Weekly Maintenance

Mop. Just as important as sweeping is mopping. Spending just a few minutes a week mopping your linoleum flooring will go a long way in removing germs and dust that didn’t get removed during the week of vacuuming. Initially, the thought of getting a bucket and filling it up with water and eventually drying out a mop can seem like overkill especially for a small area. The Bona spray mop makes this task a whole lot easier.

Additional Cleaning Tips

  • Clean up spills immediately. This helps prevent irreversible water related damage and stains.
  • Do not use wax, oil-based cleaners, abrasive powders, or steam cleaners on linoleum floors.
  • Use doormats at entry ways
  • Use protective felt pads under heavy furniture and chairs