no longer pretending my kitchen floor is't revolting
March 20, 2009 3:50 AM Subscribe
How can I do the best job cleaning my floor for the least amount of effort?
posted by A Terrible Llama to home & garden (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
We have a white kitchen floor of your standard kitchen floor material. It's pitted with these grooves that are basically just little paths of dirt, and it's old and whatever was supposed to happen and keep the non-pitted part from getting etched is way gone, so basically it's a gray floor with deeper pits of darker gray.
Plus, we're a high traffic outdoorsy household, and while in general we're quite tidy, nobody ever wants to clean the kitchen floor and haven't done so in over a year.
The last time we did it we used Dr. Bronner's cleansing suds and scrubbies. It's not a small kitchen and took forever, but it wound up looking pretty decent. Mops don't work. ("Do you want it to be clean or do you want to use a mop?")
What are your tips for the best bang for my buck, in terms of time, effort, or materials, for cleaning my kitchen floor?