Probably not an exciting post to some, but my kitchen floor was BAD BAD BAD!!! It is over 14 years old and WHITE vinyl!! What were they thinking? White in a kitchen?!?!?! Anyway, it had gotten pretty bad with ground in dirt and scuffs & overall YUCK!! I decided to look online to see if there was any hope for it. I saw several people suggesting straight ammonia. So I tried it out on a test spot and IT WORKED!!! Woo hoo!!! So I bought a few bottles and got to work on it today! With not much effort (except the wringing of the mop for rinsing made my hands all red and calloused), I have a very nice clean and white again kitchen floor!! Only the worst most worn down parts didn't get really really clean, but I ran out of ammonia, so I will do that part again after I get more. :D Here's the BEFORE Pics of the embarrassing BAD BAD BAD dirty floor:
Here's how I cleaned it:
I poured straight ammonia into a large puddle over a section, and let it set for 30 minutes. OPEN SOME WINDOWS!!! It is VERY STRONG!!!!!
After the 30 minutes, I scrubbed over the wet area with my big magic eraser mop.
Then I rinsed with a clean regular mop and hot clean water. I kept rinsing it up until it was all clean and no more suds formed.
Then I moved to the next section and started over. Here is the result:
What a difference, huh?!?!?!
Oh, and here's my ouchy hands! LOL