Angie's How To Make Pet-Friendly Floor Cleaner

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:33%
Time: 30 Minutes

Store-bought floor cleaners are expensive, and they contain dangerous chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde that are not only bad for your pet's health (they're bad for yours, too!) This nontoxic, homemade floor cleaner works on all types of hard flooring.

Tools & Materials Needed 
bucket
distilled white vinegar
clean towel
mop (or your preferred floor-cleaning tool)
1FOR VINYL, TILE AND STONE FLOORS

: Mix one gallon of warm water with one cup of distilled white vinegar.

2MOP IT UP

Use your mop to spread the cleaning solution on your floors.

3 GIVE IT TIME...

Let your floors air dry.

4 INSPECT THEM AFTERWARDS

If your floors are especially dirty, repeat steps 1-3.

5FOR HARDWOOD OR LAMINATE FLOORS

: Mix one gallon of warm water with half a cup of distilled white vinegar.

6 GET READY TO MOP

Dip your mop or sponge into the floor cleaner.

7 WATCH HOW MUCH WATER YOU USE

Wring out excess water (too much water can warp wood floors).

8 TIME TO MOP

Spread the solution on your floors.

9 DRY IT QUICKLY

Dry your floors immediately with a clean towel. Never let excess water sit on hardwood floors because it can cause warping.

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