“Hey Paige, hold on just a second. I’ve got to go grab something.”
I take a few steps into the hallway and CRASH! Down I go, my face hits the wall, and I’m totally stunned. This is the instant replay of my fourth-grade self.
Basically, I was on the phone with my best friend when I needed to run downstairs to grab something. I came around the corner from my bedroom a little too quickly, not realizing my older sister had decided to Pledge the wood floor between our bedrooms earlier that day.
Then I instantly went down and hit the side of my face on the corner of the wall. It was painful, and I was swollen and blue on that side of my face for about a week.
But I’ve never forgotten that day nor the lesson it taught me. Yes, walk slow on wood floors, but also don’t Pledge wood floors!
So how do you clean your floors? What if they’re wood, laminate, or even concrete? And how do you clean them on a budget?
Well, you’re in luck because today I’m bringing you homemade floor cleaning recipes from all around the internet to put them conveniently in one location for you, so you can see which recipes will work for you.
Homemade Floor Cleaners
Here are the DIY floor cleaner recipes:
1. The Floor Cleaner That Actually Works
This is a pretty big statement, but this blog post makes it. They try out various different types of DIY floor cleaning recipes.
Then they tell you which one works the best and the outcome of how it renewed the look and feel of their floor. You’ll want to check it out for yourself.
2. Miracle Concrete Patio Cleaner
Who says that the floor you wish to clean has to be an indoor floor? What if you need to know how to clean your outdoor floor?
Well, this recipe will show you how to do just that. So if you have a patio that is less than inviting because it is dirty, then give this floor cleaning recipe a try.
3. Cleaning Your Floors with Essential Oils
A lot of people have really gotten into essential oils. They are supposed to work wonders with preventing or even healing illness.
Also, many people use them in their cleaning agents as well for a natural way to produce fresh scents. So it came as no surprise when this site offered a list of the best essential oils to use when cleaning your floors. If you love essential oils, then you’ll want to check it out.
4. The Best All Natural Laminate Floor Cleaner
When I was growing up, we usually had laminate flooring in our kitchen and bathrooms. They are very durable floors, but can also be difficult to clean at times.
So you’ll want a cleaner that can cut through the grime but do it a natural way. This recipe uses essential oils and rubbing alcohol to do a lot of the work.
5. Orange Vinegar Floor Cleaner
Vinegar is a great cleaning agent. A lot of people use it in multiple ways around their home because it is inexpensive and very effective.
So when I saw this recipe for an orange vinegar floor cleaner, I knew it had to be shared. The post also tells you how to use it for best results.
6. Homemade Wood Floor Polish
Hopefully, this polish won’t make your wood floors as it did mine when I was a child. If so, then I caution you to walk slowly.
But I digress, this recipe is not only meant to put the shine back on your wood floors, but it is also meant to clean it as well.
7. The Wood Floor Cleaner Experiment
I love the Money Saving Mom. She offers a lot of great insight and tips on saving a few dollars here and there.
So it is no surprise that she experimented with a DIY floor cleaner and actually loved the results. The ingredients are simple, such as castile soap. Which means it should be fairly inexpensive.
8. Kids Safe Hardwood Floor Cleaner
This mom is awesome! She has taught her kids to pitch in and help out from a young age. She said even her four-year-old knows how to pitch in and help mop the floors. I think that is amazing!
But she wanted to use cleaning agents that she didn’t have to worry about with her children. Her homemade floor cleaner is water, dish soap, and vinegar. It is kid friendly and works well according to her post.
9. DIY Floor Cleaner for Any Floor Surface
Do you have different types of flooring in your house? Would you like to be able to use one cleaner for all of your floors?
Well, then this homemade floor cleaning recipe is just what you need. You mix castile soap in with warm water and some essential oils for the smell. Then you spray it on the floor and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.
10. The $1.50 Floor Cleaner
You read that title correctly. You can make one gallon of this floor cleaner for around $1.50. Say hello to money saved.
So what do you need to make it? You need things like essential oils, vinegar, baking soda, and a few other basic ingredients that you probably already have around your home.
11. DIY Swiffer Pads and Solution
Maybe you already are satisfied with how your floors are being cleaned. Maybe you use that handy-dandy gadget called a Swiffer.
But maybe you are tired of paying for the new pads that fit on it or are tired of purchasing the solution refills. Thanks to this post, you may not have to anymore.
12. Linoleum Floor Cleaner
Do you have linoleum in your kitchen or bathroom? They are great floors that require very little maintenance. They only need some simple cleaning.
But how can you make your own cleaning solution specifically for linoleum floors? You can follow the recipe created at the site linked below. You need only baking soda, dish soap, hot water, and vinegar.
13. Essential Oils Wood Floor Cleaner
This is probably one of the easiest wood floor cleaners I’ve ever come across. It is all natural too, depending mostly on the essential oils.
So if you are looking for something simple to whip together that will clean your wood floors, consider this recipe. It is only essential oils, water, and vinegar.
14. DIY Mopping Solution
This mopping solution is another one that requires only a few basic ingredients like water, dish soap, essential oils, and vinegar.
But it also is said to work wonderfully on both tile and laminate flooring. They also tell you which specific essential oils to use too.
15. How to Clean Wood Floors
This post offers a simple wood floor cleaning solution, which is what we are in search of today.
But it takes it one step further and also gives you a tutorial on how to properly clean your wood floors too. This is important because you need to know proper cleaning technique in order to get the best results.
16. DoTerra Floor Cleaning Recipe
DoTerra is a popular brand of essential oils. I have friends that swear by this brand saying that it truly is the best.
But whether you have an essential oil brand preference or not, you can still appreciate the simple and natural homemade floor cleaning recipe they offer.
17. Laminate Floor Cleaner
You don’t always have to mop your floors to clean them and clean them well. In fact, some people say the best way to clean your floors is to spray the mixture on them, then wipe them down with a cloth.
So if you like that method, then you’ll love this natural recipe. You can then spray it on the laminate floor and wipe it clean.
18. DIY Natural Pine Floor Cleaner
Are you a fan of Pine-Sol? Do you hate to start making your own floor cleaner because you don’t want to give your Pine-Sol up?
Well, thanks to this recipe, you may not have to. It is a natural homemade pine floor cleaner. Try it and see what you think.
19. The DIY Wood Floor Cleaner
I wanted to share this wood floor cleaner recipe because it is pretty different from any of the other recipes we’ve shared thus far.
So you’ll use Thieves floor cleaner. Then you’ll add olive oil, essential oils, and warm water. It seems simple but also seems like it will make your wood floors very vibrant too.
20. DIY Grout Cleaner
Do you have a grouted floor? If so, then I’m sure you already know that it can be very difficult to clean.
Well, you’ll want to tune into this recipe where it uses ingredients like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar to make grout floors shine.
21. The Basic
This idea is one that I use on a weekly basis and I am actually quite surprised that I hadn’t seen anyone post about before now.
But I use basic vinegar and water when mopping our wood and laminate floors. It was what I was instructed to do when we laid new laminate flooring in our bedroom, and I’ve used it ever since. It works well, doesn’t damage my floors, and smells pretty good too (if you like the smell of vinegar.)
22. Steam Mop
This final option for a homemade floor cleaner is another simple method I used a few years ago before we moved to our new home.
Basically, I had a larger home that was all done in laminate flooring. I purchased a steam mop and would clean my floors using nothing other than hot water. It worked well, was natural, and wasn’t hard on my floors either.
Well, you now have over 20 different options for homemade floor cleaner ideas. Hopefully, this will help you to clean your floors without using any harsh chemicals on them, provide a more natural way of cleaning in your home, and help you to save a little money as well.
But I’m curious, how do you clean your floors? Do you have a homemade recipe?
We’d love to hear about it. Leave it for us in the comment section below.