Is It A Good Idea To Use Mr. Clean On Your Floors? Here's What We Found Out

Using the wrong cleaning product on your floors can be a nightmare. You may end up with streaks that take more than elbow grease to remove or even worse, permanent damage like warped planks and stained tiles. Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Cleaner can be used for a number of messes, from your toilet bowl to countertops. However, is it safe to use on your floors? That would really put the multi in multi-surface and save you from having to buy another product. It turns out, you can use Mr. Clean on your hardwood, laminate, linoleum, and tile floors, but not on luxury vinyl or carpet. It also will not remove mold or mildew on floors damaged by these pesky spores.

Mr. Clean's all purpose cleaner is made from several chemical solvents, pH adjusters, and cleansers to remove dirt and grime from hard surfaces. However, these ingredients can be too harsh for some floors. Even on flooring where Mr. Clean is safe to use, you should always carefully follow the instructions on the product packaging. You can easily avoid floor cleaning mistakes and have a spotless surface to walk on.

Eliminate dirt and grime on your floors with Mr. Clean

You can use Mr. Clean on hardwood, laminate, linoleum, and tile floors. However, the product needs to be diluted for use on wood floors. If you use the all-purpose cleaner in its full concentration, you run the risk of damaging the wood's finish, which can ruin the floor. You don't need to dilute Mr. Clean when using it to mop linoleum or tile. However, it can help to stretch the product so you get the most bang for your buck.

To dilute the cleaning agent, simply pour ¼ cup of Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Cleaner (or ⅛ cup if using the 2x concentrated formula) and a gallon of room temperature water into your mop bucket. Stir the mixture so the two liquids combine and then use the solution to scrub your floors. It can remove dirt and grime while leaving the surface shiny. Plus, with a few mopping tips, you can keep your floors looking like new.

Mr. Clean can damage luxury vinyl and carpet floors

While Mr. Clean can tackle a variety of surfaces, luxury vinyl floors are not one of them. The solution can strip the top layer of your floorboards, leaving you with a dull surface. Even watering down the solution doesn't make it suitable for luxury vinyl. It's better to opt for a gentler cleaning method if you have LVP flooring. The easiest way to clean vinyl floors is with a dust mop, broom, or vacuum. For sticky or liquid messes, use a wet mop and vinyl-friendly solution like vinegar or Bona Hard Surface Floor Cleaner.

You also don't want to fill your rug shampooer with Mr. Clean Multi Surface Cleaner. Although some blogs and social media users recommend doing so, the Mr. Clean website specifically states, "Not recommended for carpets." Stick to commercial products designed for rugs or spot clean carpet with a DIY cornstarch mixture. Further, despite Mr. Clean being suitable for tile, it is not recommended for copper materials. You don't want to use it on fancy copper tiles. For the metal, you don't need to buy any special floor cleaner, just soap and water will do the trick.