How to Clean Kitchen Floor without Mop

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‘How to clean kitchen floor without a mop’ is a question of every homeowner’s mouth. Kitchen is the place where you spend a lot of time cooking to feed your family. So, it’s worth keeping the kitchen surface neat & clean. 

But without a mop, it takes a lot of elbow grease to pick up the greasy & oily dirt from the kitchen floor. Yeah, it’s a daunting task but your hard work will pay you later by rewarding a clean & spotless kitchen surface. 

Just take a bucket of hot water, a microfiber cloth, a bottle of white vinegar, finally get down on your hands & knees, and start cleaning. You can squirt the white vinegar on the surface directly or dilute it if you prefer. We bet there will be no germs on the floor as with stagnant contaminated mops. 

To learn more cleaning methods without a mop, stay in tune with us till the end. 

How to Clean Kitchen Floor without Mop

When choosing a cleaning tool for the kitchen floor, keep in mind, it shouldn’t cause any stain,  corrode or discolor the floor surfaces.

In addition, you have to take special care of delicate areas such as corners and low areas. Interested in knowing about the tricky ways on how to clean the kitchen floor without a mop?

Let’s know.

Traditional Method

Old is gold, the traditional floor cleaning method using your hand and knee is the best way to clean a kitchen floor. It’s affordable and also doesn’t take a lot of time or effort.

What equipment you will need and what method to follow to clean the kitchen floor? Nothing much dear. Learn more below.

Equipment You Will Need

A microfiber cloth, rugs, or sponge. An old t-shirt, old towel, an old washcloth are also usable as a rag. You will also need a good floor cleaner, as we are following the traditional method so we will use a homemade floor cleaner that was being used by our granny’s and suitable for all types of floor ( linoleum, hardwood, tile, laminate). Then we will need a bucket, a scrubber, and a pair of knee pads, that’s all.

Step 1. Make a Cleaning Solution 

The first thing we will do is make the cleaning solution. We will take one gallon of warm water, two cups of white vinegar, a few drops of dish liquid or one tablespoon of dish detergent, and one pinch of baking soda. Mix all these ingredients, until all are dissolved.

Step 2. Dry-clean The Kitchen First 

Now we have to prepare the floor before we move to wet/deep cleaning. We have to do dry cleaning with a broom to get rid of much dirt or dry mopping with a rag. You can also use a vacuum cleaner if you have one. In that case, it is recommended that you use a vacuum cleaner with brush attachments to remove dust from nooks and crannies which can cause food particles to accumulate beneath hand-operated appliances such as stoves or dishwashers. 

Step 3. Start the Deep Cleaning Process (wet Cleaning)

After dry cleaning, it’s time to deep clean. Take some of the solutions you made on a bucket, and pour some on a spray bottle. Now wear your knee pads, dip the rag, squeeze extra water (make sure the rag isn’t dripping), and clean the floor with the rag in a circular motion. Don’t leave any place on the kitchen floor, mop each corner and whole floor. 

Step 4.  Brush Away The Floor Evenly

If there is any stubborn stain that doesn’t come off, you can take a scrubber or a brush, spray some solution on the stain and scrub gently until the stain is gone. You can also make a baking soda paste with some warm water and apply to the stain, leave it for fifteen minutes and wipe away with a damp cloth. 

Step 5. Air-Dry the Floor

When the deep cleaning is done, don’t be late, take a microfiber cloth and wipe away the whole floor with it. Doing so will make sure there is no excess moisture on the floor, which means no chance of damage. Leave it for a few minutes to air dry.

Digital Method

Just like we can clean our floor without a mop in a traditional way, we can also use some digital cleaning tools instead of a mop, and it’s simple to use with better results.

Swiffer is one of the best cleaning tools to clean a kitchen floor. If you don’t have a Swiffer you can do steam cleaning also. Steam cleaning has double benefits, it cleans the floor and also disinfects it. But steam cleaning isn’t suitable for all types of floor, so we will tell you how to clean a kitchen floor with a Swiffer.


Swiffer, this product has a tiny sponge as its back, and also it can be used on all types of floor including laminate, wood, ceramic tile, porcelain, hardwood floor, and vinyl floor. It’s the best thing you can get to clean a floor ever. It moves fast to pick up items like crumbs, grime, food residue, etc. You can easily rinse the sponge and place it back in any position during the cleaning sessions. As a result, it doesn’t need a quick replacement after using it for months. Also, it can be used for other purposes such as to remove dust and pet hair from upholstery, carpet, bedspreads, baseboards, and curtains. This makes it a flexible cleaning product that can do many different things within the home.

Step 1. Sweep the Floor with Swiffer First 

Take a microfiber cloth for dry mopping, attach it with the Swiffer. Now, move it across the floor until every portion is dust-free. a Swiffer comes with a 360-degree swiveling head, so you can sweep in each corner of the kitchen.

Step 2. Wet-Clean the Surface with A Damp Cloth 

After freeing the floor from dry dust, remove the dry mop. It’s time to use the vinegar-water solution we made above and the damp mop to deep clean the floor. Attach the dampened microfiber cloth or sponge mop with the head and start cleaning from one corner of the kitchen.

If there is any stubborn stain, you can use a scrubber. keep scrubbing until the stain is gone.

Step 3. Let the Floor Dry 

Dry the floor with a microfiber cloth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Easiest Way to Clean a Kitchen Floor?

The easiest way to clean a kitchen floor is by using home ingredients. Make a solution of dish liquid and warm water, dip a rag into it, wring well and mop away the floor. The kitchen floor is cleaned.

How Often Should You Wash Your Kitchen Floor?

If you are talking about a regular wash, you should do it daily, but if you are talking about deep cleaning it should be done at least once a week. 

How Do You Make Homemade Floor Cleaner?

Home-made floor cleaner is safe and easy to make. Take one gallon of warm water, not hot water, add half cup of white vinegar, half cup of rubbing alcohol, one tablespoon of dish soap/liquid, and one pinch of baking soda. Now mix these ingredients until all are dissolved. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to make the floor shiny. 

How Can We Keep Our Kitchen Clean and Hygienic?

To keep the kitchen clean and hygienic you should wipe away any spills on the floors immediately, and then spray some cleaning solution and wipe away. Make sure you are cleaning the kitchen countertops regularly with vinegar. Because vinegar doesn’t only keep the kitchen clean but also kills germs and disinfects.

How Do You Clean a Sticky Floor without A Mop?

You can clean a sticky floor without a mop. How? With vinegar and warm water. Take one gallon of warm water, two cups of white vinegar, and a few drops of dish liquid. Mix them well until some bubbles show up.

Now dip an old dishcloth or t-shirt in the solution, squeeze extra water, and mop away the floor with your hand. The sticky floor will be smooth and clean in just a few minutes.

If you want to make your floor more shiny and smooth, spray some essential oil on a cloth and wipe away the floor with it. Leave it for air dry.

Final Thought

We have described above how to clean the kitchen floor without a mop in the traditional way, and by using a modern cleaning tool. You can try anyone between the two. Both are good, affordable, and take lower effort. Hopefully, these will help you in keeping the kitchen clean and germ-free. Let us know if you have something more to know.

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