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Got no floor cleaner, what can I use as substitute?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by willhub, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. willhub


    Joined: Jan 3, 2006

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    As above.

    Want to clean floor now (laminate flooring).

    Washing up liquid in bucket??


    Got no white vinegar.
  2. h00fzilla


    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

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    Location: Finsbury Park

    Washing up liquid would be a bubbly mistake I reckon, you'll probably struggle to eliminate all the soap.

    Go buy some floor cleaner?
  3. arknor


    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

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    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    washing up liquid + water would be what i'd try
  4. PardonTheWait


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  5. Craig1981


    Joined: Feb 2, 2011

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    This for the tomato soup fiasco?

    How about just regular soap and water, on a sponge or dish cloth?
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  6. h00fzilla


    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

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    I seem to remember trying it and ending up with a lot of foam smeared over the floor and a sticky finish (oo-er!).
  7. reflux


    Joined: Nov 15, 2007

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    Bit of soap and a splash of washing up liquid.

    And water obvs
  8. PardonTheWait


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    You could always buy floor cleaner. You could probably have bought some by now.
  9. 4T5

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    Am real Sorry to hear you lost your Missus mate. :(
  10. PiKe


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  11. bitslice


    Joined: May 18, 2006

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    Damp cloth, not a whole bucket.

    Blob of fairy.

    Clean damp cloth to finish
  12. Tummy


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  13. Dr.EM


    Joined: Jun 15, 2006

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    Always used a capful of bleach or so mixed with the water. That's for a student house though where the floor is white/light anyhow (and nobody frankly would care!), it may take some colour from a darker floor :confused:
  14. Lightnix


    Joined: Sep 11, 2007

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    I heard tomato sauce works quite well.
  15. Viper²


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  16. Vita


    Joined: Mar 26, 2006

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    Water, but just get a damp towel and scrub. If any water does get into the laminate it could damage and warp the boards meaning raises in the floor. Damp towel, on your knees and scrub a dub dub.
  17. King Damager


    Joined: Nov 16, 2010

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    GD is doing well today.

    Surely £3 and a short trip to get some would be an idea.

    White wine.

  18. Ahleckz


    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

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    Location: Glasgow

    I've used shower gel before.
  19. Cosimo

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    Flash or a some washing up liquid.
  20. TommyV


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