Sticky floors can really downgrade your household appearance. After all, nobody likes dull-looking floors—far less feeling their shoes sticking to them!
You may clean your floors regularly, but it only takes a drink suddenly spilling, accidentally stepping on chewing gum, or using too much cleaner to cause a sticky mess. Don’t worry! Getting your floors back to their pristine condition is not impossible.
Here is a list of simple options to say goodbye forever to sticky floors.
Option #1. Use warm water
If you see a sticky white cast over your floors after mopping, you are most likely using a bit too much cleaning solution. To remove it, first, make sure your mop is properly clean, and wipe your floor with plain warm water. This will lift any excess cleaner and allow your floors to shine again.
You can also use this method when cleaning spots that have recently become sticky. Acting fast will even prevent your floors from requiring further cleaning.
Option #2. Use the right cleaning solution
If the stickiness doesn’t go away with warm water, fill a bucket with water and add a cleaning solution. Make sure you are using the right cleaner for your floor to prevent any damage—check the product label for proper use too!
You can use a mop or microfiber cloth to wipe the sticky spots. However, if you are wiping your entire floor, the mixture may become too dirty, so dispose of it and replace it if needed.
Option #3. Use white vinegar
White vinegar’s acidic properties can break down stickiness for easy removal, making it a great option to keep it natural and environment-friendly. All you need to do is mix equal parts of vinegar and water. Then use a cleaning rag or mop to wipe the surface.
Like the previous method, remember to change the water if it becomes too dirty, and don’t forget to rinse with plain water to prevent any damage.
Option #4. Use baking soda
If vinegar is not doing it for you, another environmentally friendly option is using baking soda. Just mix one cup of baking soda in two gallons of warm water, and use a mop to wipe the sticky spots or the entire floor.
That’s not all! You will need to rinse with simple water, just like on the other options. Just let the mixture sit for a few minutes so it can break down any remaining stickiness.
Option #5. Try using ammonia
Keep in mind ammonia has corrosive properties, so this option is not recommended for wooden and unsealed floors.
If your floor is suitable for this chemical, mix half a cup of ammonia in one gallon of water, and use a mop to remove the stickiness. Rinse thoroughly with simple water to prevent damaging your floor.
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