Do you clean your kitchen floor every day? Daily sweeping is recommended as a great way to keep cleaning jobs from becoming too intense, and for common kitchen spills such as food or water, a damp cloth or paper towel will usually do the trick. But a weekly mopping schedule will help prevent the build-up of any grease, oils or dirt that sweeping doesn't catch, helping you maintain a clean kitchen.

Prior to your weekly mopping, it's important to sweep up any dust, dirt or pet hair, to avoid simply spreading the debris around. Additionally, with regularly scheduled mop and bucket cleaning, it's important not to use a soap that leaves behind a sticky residue which can actually trap more dirt.

Your kitchen floor is likely made from one of the following materials: vinyl, ceramic tile, laminate or wood. No matter the dirty surface, there's no need for harsh cleaners to lift grime.

Each surface may require a unique set of cleaning instructions (see below). If you have a newer wood floor or a specialty surface, be sure to comply with any warranty directions concerning care and cleaning.

Natural Stone & Ceramic Tile Floors

  1. Sweep floor first to remove dust and dirt.
  2. Mix ½ cup of Simple Green per gallon of water and apply by mopping in sections.
  3. For dirty spots and grout, scrub with a soft bristle brush.
  4. Wipe or mop with clean water and allow to dry.

DON'T over-wet the surface.

DON'T allow water to soak into grout. Use a dry cloth to absorb excess water.


Laminate, Vinyl, Linoleum & Rubber Floors

  1. Sweep the floor first.
  2. Mix ½ cup Simple Green with 1 gallon of water (1 ½ cups per gallon for heavy cleaning) and spraying or mopping the solution onto the floor in sections.
  3. Scrub with a medium bristle brush.
  4. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.

DON'T over-wet the surface.

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