How to Clean Linoleum Floor: Tips for Deep Cleaning

mop on the linoleum floor


Want to clean your linoleum floors but don’t know how? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

First, let us tell you about the material. Linoleum is a practical, durable flooring option and is mostly used in houses. It is a durable and low-maintenance flooring material.

This material is also environmentally safe since it is made of natural ingredients, such as linseed oil, cork, timber, and sedimentary matter fragments. It isn’t as sustainable as other related alternatives, such as vinyl, however. Therefore, you need to be careful while deep cleaning linoleum.

Linoleum flooring benefits:

Before we get started on the deep cleaning routine, we’d like you to know about the benefits of linoleum floors.

· Convenience

Unlike stone tiles or ceramic, which can be difficult to span and clean, linoleum is easy to maintain.

· Longevity

Due to its unique manufacturing process, linoleum is exceptionally durable. It lasts for decades, and along the years, a little rebuffing can make it look as good as new.

· Resistance to water

While excess moisture can degrade your linoleum, it is opposed to wood or laminate floors, water-resistant under everyday circumstances.

· Eco Friendly

Non-toxic linoleum is present without VOCs. It is biodegradable and recyclable, making it one of the market’s most environmentally conscious flooring choices.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Deeper cleaning is required at least once or twice a year to remove grit and dirt from linoleum floors’ surface and preserve the material. A variety of procedures and the following supplies are the safest way to clean linoleum floors annually or biannually. We have compiled an easy, 7 step routine you need to follow to deep clean. Read on!

What you’ll need:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Scrub brush
  • Cloths or towels
  • Dish soap

The Procedure:

mop cleaning linoleum floor

1. Remove Loose and Waste Particles

Remove first any loose objects or dirt on the material’s surface. You should use the “hard floor” setting on your vacuum cleaner to sweep thoroughly. Ensure that you pay careful attention to the corners, holes, furniture, and fittings beneath.

2.  Wash with a dry cloth

Wipe down the entire floor with a dry microfiber cloth to remove any grit that would later scratch your floors while deep cleaning.

3.  Prepare the cleaning solution

Take a gallon of hot water, then mix the usual, over-the-counter dish soap in around 6 to 8 drops. Nothing harsh or acidic to use. Stir this solution gently.

4.  Dampen the Mop

Dip the mop in the soapy bucket and then vigorously wring it. Linoleum can be susceptible to standing water, so make sure the floor is washed with as little liquid as possible. The mop’s strands should be just soapy and damp.

5.  Rinse the floor

Put hot, clean water in an empty bucket. Then mop again in 6 x 6-ft, the whole linoleum floor. The purpose is to eliminate any stains remaining on the floor with the residual soap.

6.  Dry the floor

When the floor is washed, any residual moisture left behind must be disposed of. Standing water can be hazardous for linoleum floors. Take old clothes or towels and bring the top of the floor down to dry them.

7.  Scrub remaining stains

Use a scrub brush if the stains are more persistent. Certain difficult stains, like pet stains, would require a longer time to clean.

Cleaning Linoleum Do’s and Don’ts

tile looking linoleum floor

Linoleum floors can last for decades if you maintain them well. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts by Eco Cleaning NYC regarding the maintenance of your linoleum floors.


  1. To minimize the increase of dirt, place your doormats outside the house, and carpets inside the house. Dirt and grit, as they collect, ruin the linoleum base.
  2. Use colorfast felt pads on furniture legs to avoid scratches on the floor.
  3. To prevent yellowing, linoleum requires light exposure.


  1. Never place a rubber or latex rug on a floor of linoleum; it can create a scratch. Use natural backed colorfast rugs.
  2. Don’t let water stand for too long—your linoleum floor would be ruined.
  3. Do not deep clean more than twice a year.
  4. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners because they remove and destroy polish from the floor.

The importance of a professional cleaning service

mop spraying cleaner on linoleum floor

Although we just mentioned how to deep clean your linoleum floor, the task requires a lot of effort. A slight lack of routine (residual soaps of water that could later ruin your floor) would be harder to manage in the long run.

Thus, employ our professional services to thoroughly and properly clean your linoleum floors at

eco cleaning nyc logo

Our specialist cleaning services have an immense benefit, relative to the quality of service from an individual service provider. In addition to that, we provide a full range of cleaning templates that we can tailor to your particular preferences and budget.

We provide professional, affordable services in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and nearby areas!

Call us now at (917) 979-1000, and avail of our professional cleaning services.



Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin