I decided to try cleaning my kitchen floor with vinegar and water and was surprised that it cleaned better than any store bought cleanser I have tried. I used a half of a cup of vinegar in two liters of hot water.
I had read that the vinegar smell only lasts until the floor dries and that was true. But the vinegar smell on my hands lasted a couple of hours so I need to get a new mop so I don’t have to wash it on my hands and knees again.
The blog where I got the recipe said this mixture was good for tile, vinyl or laminate. I think ours is laminate. I thought it was hardwood when we moved in, but I had only seen pictures. Darnit. Anyway, it cleaned it great and left with just the right amount of shine. My swifter mop often left it looking kind of….glossy, I guess…and I was never totally happy with it.
Oh, and cleaning with vinegar actually leaves things smelling really fresh…in a non chemical kind of way.