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Removing Salt Residue from Your Floors

Removing Salt Residue from Your Floors

The winter months are tough for numerous reasons. There’s the bitter cold, the snow, the often dangerous driving conditions, and of course salt stains that appear on your floors. While we can’t really do much about the weather or roads, we can definitely help you remove that salt residue!

Here are a few handy pointers:

Supplies you’ll need:

  • White vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Microfiber/soft mop
  • Towels

Cleaning hard surface floors

Step 1:

Create a vinegar and water mixture (use a cup of vinegar with every 3 gallons of warm water).

Or create a mixture of vinegar, dish soap, and water (use a cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of dish soap with 3 gallons of warm water)

Step 2:

Apply the mixture to a microfiber mop/cloth/or a soft towel and wipe down the floor. Do not pour the liquid on the floor. Dry the floor immediately.


Cleaning carpet

Step 1:

Vacuum the area first to remove any dry salt particles and dirt.

Step 2:

Using a white towel, dab your vinegar and water (or vinegar, dish soap, and water) solution on the carpet to remove any salt residue. Don’t rub, don’t scrub…gently dab. This prevents damage to the carpet fibers.

If you’d rather purchase cleaning products from a flooring manufacturer, Shaw, Mohawk, and Armstrong all offer great cleaners for a variety of flooring types:

Make sure you read your flooring manufacturer’s care and maintenance instructions carefully to prevent voiding your warranty.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Happy cleaning and good luck!

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