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Vinegar Floor Cleaner: How to Make it And is it Good?


Are you looking for an all-natural floor cleaning solutions? And do you want to know if vinegar is good for cleaning floors? Vinegar is a common household ingredient that can be used for cleaning. But when we dilute it with water, the vinegar makes an effective floor cleaner.

What is vinegar floor cleaner? The most basic vinegar floor cleaner is made from vinegar and water only. And you can also use it to clean surfaces such as floors, countertops, and walls. 

You can also read this article about what type of vinegar to use for cleaning?

I have used it in our home, and it effectively removes dirt, dust, and stains from the surface where it is applied. It’s great for cleaning because of its acidic substance but it is also inexpensive and environmentally friendly.

In this post, I will share with you how to make vinegar floor cleaner, and whether or not it is good for wood floors.

How to make vinegar floor cleaner with water?

If you want to use a floor cleaner that has a natural antimicrobial agent, then you need to learn how to make a vinegar floor cleaner for your home. But before you do all this stuff you need to check whether your solution is suited for the floors that you are going to clean. Remember floors are a big investment and you don’t want to ruin your floors

Why do we need to learn how to make our own floor cleaning solution? Well, it’s because some of us are aware of the various types of chemicals found in commercial cleaning products. If you inhale too much of it, it will have a negative impact on your health.

So, to make a vinegar floor cleaner with water you just need to follow the mixture below:

To make vinegar floor cleaner, you will need:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar (5% acidity level)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 empty spray bottle

To make the vinegar floor cleaner, combine the vinegar, and water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the floors, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, vacuum the floors or clean it with a broom and dustpan.

For tougher jobs, use a stronger vinegar solution (maybe a 6% acidity level) of one part vinegar to one part water.

You can also check out this article about cleaning vinegar that has higher acidity level

How to make apple cider vinegar floor cleaner?

Now, if you want to try another type of vinegar like apple cider vinegar, you can do the same as the above method, but here you can use hot water instead.

Why do you want to try apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is a great natural floor cleaner. It’s a little bit expensive but eco-friendly, and just like any acid-based cleaning products it cuts through dirt and grime easily.

To make vinegar floor cleaner, you will need:

  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 gallon of hot water
  • 1 floor mop

To make the apple cider vinegar floor cleaner, combine the vinegar, and hot water. Then, use your floor mop and dip it then clean the floor with it.Make sure to squeeze the floor mop before wiping the floor to avoid simply wetting the flooring with the solution.

You could also have a separate spray bottle and use it to spray some on the floors, which works as well! 🙂

How can you be sure that your vinegar floor cleaner is safe to use?

When using any kind of cleaner, you always want to be sure it is safe for both you and your surfaces. 

And to be sure your vinegar floor cleaner is safe to use, you should always test it on a small area of your floor first before using it on the entire area. 

Is vinegar good floor cleaner for wood type floorings?

Yes, as long as it is properly diluted with water and contains some essential oils that can help protect the wood, it is suitable for cleaning wood floors.

Vinegar in general is a good home cleaner because of its acidic nature.

This acidity helps to break down dirt, grime, and other buildup on floors. I know that white vinegar is also effective at killing mold and mildew. That’s what we used when I was working overseas.

Just remember when using vinegar as a cleaner, it should be diluted with water.

Also read article about molds

Could this mixtures be used as an all purpose cleaning spray or should it just be used for the floors?

There are many vinegar floor cleaners on the market. Some are specifically designed for floors, while others can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks. It is important to read the ingredients and directions before using any vinegar cleaning product, as some may not be safe for floors as I mentioned above.

In general, vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner. It is effective at removing dirt, grease, and fingerprints. And also if you haven’t noticed, it has a strong acidic scent which can help to deter some pests.

If you are only using purely vinegar you should be very careful, to be safe make sure to dilute it first with water or another cleaner to avoid damaging the finish on your floors.

Wrapping Up

If you are unsure about the type of flooring you have, I always recommend contacting the manufacturer. You should exercise caution when using acid-based cleaning solutions on your floors.

We have a hardwood floor in our home, and I’ve ruined it by using stronger cleaning solutions without knowing what appropriate substances to use.

If you can’t find any resources to help you, try small amounts of your vinegar floor cleaner and test it first in small parts of your floorings.

And using a vinegar-based floor cleaner will most likely be non-toxic and mostly environmentally friendly.

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