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9 Quick & Easy DIY Floor Cleaner Recipes

9 Quick & Easy DIY Floor Cleaner Recipes

Save some time and money by making these super simple DIY Floor Cleaner Recipes using common household ingredients. Stop buying those harsh floor cleaning chemicals and start using what you have on hand!

We have found some great homemade cleaning solutions designed for laminate and tile floors, wood floors, carpets and even grout! Check out these awesome recipes and try one for yourself.

Hands wringing out mop water into a red bucket.
Hands wringing out mop water into a red bucket.

Start with These DIY Floor Cleaners

Are you looking for some quick and easy ways to clean your floors without having to go buy a cleaner? Try these great homemade recipes designed for all types of different floors!

1. All Purpose Floor Cleaner

Try using this floor cleaner on laminate and tile floors, like the kitchen or the bathroom. The ingredients needed include: 

  • Equal parts of Water, Vinegar and Alcohol
  • 2-3 drops of Dish Soap
  • 10-15 drops of Essential Oil (Optional for scent)

Simply mix the solution in a spray bottle, then finely mist the desired surface. Swipe clean using with a microfiber cloth!

2. Vinegar Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner

This is a very simple recipe that requires only 3 ingredients found in your home, such as: 

  • ¼ c Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Castile Soap
  • 1 g Warm Water

Mix the ingredients together to make this solution, then use a spray bottle and work in small sections around the room. Scrub in the direction of the wood’s grain, then finish by wiping dry with a soft cloth.

3. Disinfecting Bathroom Floor Cleaner

Use this solution to clean granite or marble tiled floors in your bathroom, or even the kitchen! The 2 ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 g Hot Water
  • ¼ c Borax

Mix the ingredients together thoroughly in a 1 gallon mop bucket. Then, dip a microfiber mop into the bucket and wipe down your floors. Enjoy the shine!

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Clean Carpets and Rugs with These DIY Floor Cleaners

Get cleaner carpets and rugs by using these super simple and effective floor cleaner recipes below using common household ingredients!

4. Make a Simple Carpet Deodorizer

The ingredients that you will need to create this easy carpet deodorizer are: 

  • Baking Soda
  • 10 drops Essential Oil (Optional for scent)

Shake the mixture together in a container, then sprinkle over the carpet or rug you are trying to clean. Leave the mixture on the spot for at least 30 minutes, then vacuum! Store after you are done and use it again when needed.

5. Homemade Carpet Cleaner Solution

Use this concentrated home cleaning solution to save some money and get those carpets and rugs cleaner than ever before! What you will need for this recipe includes:

  • 2 tbsp Liquid Tide Laundry Detergent
  • ¼ c LA’s Totally Awesome Cleaner
  • 1 scoop Oxi-clean (3 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp Downy Fabric Softener (Optional for scent)
  • 1 g Hot Water

Combine the tide, Awesome cleaner, Oxi-clean and Downy. Then add the mixture to the hot water and stir gently without forming bubbles until completely dissolved. Use immediately and store for later use! Try using a scrub brush or make things easier by using a carpet cleaning machine.

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Remove Stains With These DIY Floor Cleaners

Stains, especially on rugs and carpets, can be such a pain to remove. Why not try something new and use things found around your house to make these stain cleaning solutions?

6. Stain Remover

Looking for an easy stain remover for your carpets? Try combining these ingredients: 

  • ¼ c White Vinegar
  • ¼ c Baking Soda
  • A squeeze of Castile or Liquid Dish Soap
  • 2 c Water

All you will need to do is shake the mixture up in a spray bottle, then apply to the carpet and scrub!

7. Removing Stains from Carpets

This is an alternative carpet stain cleaner that uses a few different ingredients, including:

  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Nylon or Scrub Brush
  • Vacuum Cleaner

First, you will cover the stain with the baking soda followed by a blend of the white vinegar and water. Spray the stain and make sure it is saturated and foaming. Wait for it to set and then scrub. Wait for the carpet to dry at least overnight, then vacuum up any residue!

8. Remove Grease Stains

Use this homemade grease stain remover on your carpets, rugs and other surfaces. Simply mix these 2 ingredients together:

  • 4 parts Rubbing Alcohol 
  • 1 part Salt 

Rub the solution into stain and allow for time to dry. Then, vacuum up the remaining salt and there you have it!

Cleaning supplies: Gloves, containers, cleaning powder and sponges.
Cleaning supplies: Gloves, containers, cleaning powder and sponges.

Bonus Tip for Shower DIY Floor Cleaners

Use this simple grout floor cleaners to get the grime out easily and effectively!

9. Grout Cleaner

The ingredients needed to make this super simple and effective grout cleaner include: 

  • 1 c Dish Soap
  • 1 c Heated White Vinegar

Mix the 2 ingredients together in a spray bottle, shake and spray lightly on the surface. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a brush. Wipe clean using a cloth and hot water.

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