How to Make an Effective Floor Cleaning Solution With Bleach

A homemade cleaning solution using bleach effectively sanitizes floors after you clean them. Sanitizing with bleach instead of purchasing commercial products saves you money and works just as well. Bleach can also kill mold or mildew growing on floors, which will protect your health from the harmful spores. Clean your floor weekly with a bleach solution to keep it sparkling clean and free of germs and bacteria.

Sanitize and keep floors clean with diluted bleach.
Step 1
Open the windows in the home to let the air circulate. Bleach contains harmful fumes and allowing the air to flow will remove them from your home.

Step 2
Sweep the floor before you clean it with bleach. Remove all the loose dirt and debris to prevent spreading it around on the floor.

Step 3
Pour 1 cup of chlorine bleach into a 5-gallon bucket. Add 5 gallons of warm water to the bleach to dilute it.

Step 4
Clean the floors with a soap or vinegar solution first. Add 2 to 3 tbsp. of a mild dish detergent and 1 gallon of warm water or 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 gallon of water to clean most floors effectively.

Step 5
Soak the mop in the diluted bleach solution. Wring out as much of the diluted bleach as possible. Mop the floors with the damp mop and allow them to air dry.

Floor Care at Home

Our floors have no grime and dirt traps, unlike many of the materials it faithfully replicates. Our enhanced surface treatment defends against those damages that can easily spoil the look of traditional floorings.

Maintaining our floors is polish-free, greatly reducing both chemical and water usage (making it more environment friendly) compared to traditional maintenance routines.

Avoid dragging or sliding heavy items like furniture across the floor. Place felt pads on furniture legs that are touching the floor. Mop up spills as soon as possible to prevent stains.

Regular cleaning

Regular cleaning with a pH neutral cleaner such as Karndean Clean will help keep your floor at its best. Follow these simple steps for cleaning your Karndean floor:

With a soft sweeping brush, remove any loose dirt or dust
Add 50ml of Karndean Clean (1 notch represents 50ml) to approximately 8-10 litres of clean water
Mop the Karndean Clean solution onto the whole floor, removing any excess liquid
Then allow your floor to dry before walking on it.

For further help and advice, refer to our floor care helpful hints and tips and floor cleaning frequently asked questions.

Karndean’s Floor Care Kit

Karndean’s Floor Care Kit contains all you need to clean and maintain your floor. It includes:

Karndean Clean
Karndean Remove
Karndean Refresh
Floor Protector Pack
Refresh Pad and Remove Pad
Floor Care Guide
Find your nearest Karndean Designflooring retailer to purchase a Floor Care Kit.

For an occasional refresh

Every six to twelve months you may want to treat your floor to some extra care to further enhance its look and durability.

Karndean Remove helps to prepare your floor before applying Karndean Refresh.
Karndean Refresh creates a satin finish to your floor and helps protect it from marks and fine scratches
Follow the simple steps in our Floor Care Guide to refresh your Karndean floor.