Cleaning Vinyl Floors
LESLIE: Frank in Georgia needs some help cleaning a floor. Tell us what’s going on with the stain.FRANK: Hello. Yes. I’m trying, unsuccessfully, to clean vinyl flooring. I’ve used the – I guess the household brands like Mop & Glo and it just doesn’t clean it. I even have a steam cleaner that didn’t do a real good job either. I can get on my hands and knees and still tell that there’s, I guess, some dirt still in and I just wondered if there’s anything that successfully cleans vinyl flooring.TOM: You know, Frank, I think what you might want to think about doing at this stage is using a floor stripper; not so much a floor cleaner but a product called a floor stripper. Armstrong makes one. Of course, they’re one of the leading floor manufacturers in the country so you would hope they’d get it right. It’s called New Beginning Extra Strength Floor Stripper. It’s available online and at retailers.You can go to their Armstrong website and look it up at Armstrong.com. But basically it’s designed to remove really ground-in dirt …LESLIE: Mm-hmm. Any sort of build-up.TOM: … ground-in stains, wax build-up, any kind of polish that’s on the floor and kind of get you back to what it used to look like.FRANK: Now is that – and that won’t damage the no-wax floor?TOM: No, because it’s designed to work specifically with foreign products.LESLIE: (overlapping voices) For vinyl.FRANK: Well, great. That sounds like my answer then. I’ll try that.TOM: Alright, Frank. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.