Cleaning linoleum floors requires little more than regular damp-mopping (use very little water, which can make the surface brittle) or dry dust-mopping to rid the surface of grit and dust before it is ground in.
Each week, deep clean linoleum floors with a neutral pH cleaner, such as a little dishwashing detergent dissolved in lukewarm water.
To keep linoleum shiny and lustrous, each year apply a wax such as carnauba wax to seal and protect the surface.
Here's the full routine for cleaning linoleum floors safely.
Vinyl floors are often called "linoleum" but they are two different materials.
Vinyl is synthetic. Linoleum, a blend of natural products such as linseed oil, limestone, resins, and wood powder, is more like a wood floor than vinyl.
Linoleum is very durable, burn-resistant, and allergen-free. It is more durable than vinyl and not prone to indentations.
Here's the optimal routine for cleaning linoleum floors:
Areas that get heavy use should be stripped and relaxed as needed. For heavy-wear areas, you may need to wax once a month.