The best recipe for cleaning and shining the floor

To clean your floor and make it clean and shiny, you can use a simple homemade floor cleaner. Here’s a recipe that works well for various types of flooring, including tile, laminate, and linoleum:

Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 gallon (4 liters) of warm water
  • 1-2 drops of mild dish soap (optional, for extra cleaning power)
  • A few drops of essential oil for a pleasant scent (optional)


1. Gather Your Supplies:

  • You’ll need a bucket, a mop, and the ingredients mentioned above.

2. Mix the Cleaning Solution:

  • In the bucket, combine the white vinegar and warm water.
  • If you prefer a scented cleaner, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (e.g., lavender, lemon, or tea tree oil).
  • If your floors are especially dirty, you can add 1-2 drops of mild dish soap for extra cleaning power. Be cautious not to add too much, as excessive soap can leave a residue.

3. Wet the Mop:

  • Dip your mop into the cleaning solution, allowing it to soak up the liquid.

4. Wring Out Excess Liquid:

  • Wring out the mop to ensure it’s damp but not dripping wet. Excess water can damage certain types of flooring.

5. Mop the Floor:

  • Begin mopping the floor, starting from one corner and working your way toward the exit to avoid walking on the freshly cleaned area.
  • Use a back-and-forth motion to ensure even coverage.
  • Pay extra attention to any spots or stains, gently scrubbing if necessary.

6. Allow to Air Dry:

  • Let the floor air dry. The vinegar smell will dissipate as it dries.

7. Enjoy Your Clean and Shiny Floor:

  • Once the floor is dry, you’ll notice a clean and shiny surface.

Additional Tips:

  • For hardwood floors, it’s important to use a cleaner specifically designed for wood. A mixture of water and vinegar may be too harsh for wood floors.
  • Always check the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations for your specific type of flooring, especially if it has any special coatings or finishes.
  • Regularly sweeping or vacuuming your floors to remove dust and debris will help keep them clean and shiny.
  • Avoid using excessive water, as it can seep into seams and cracks, potentially causing damage.

This homemade floor cleaner is inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and suitable for most types of flooring. It cleans, shines, and removes harsh chemical residues from your floors.