Sticky Kitchen Floor

February 25th 2003
Sticky Kitchen Floor

Question from Teresa -----

Dear Shell,

Lately my kitchen floors seem to be sticky even after I mop and wax it. I think the floors are vinyl because the floor is all one piece. It doesn't matter how often I mop, the floor is still sticky afterwards. I have been using Mr. Clean and Mop and Glo Wax Cleaner to clean the floor. What can I use to get rid of the stickiness? My kitchen floor has lost its shine as well. Is there anything that I could do to get back the shine?



Dear Teresa,

To remove all the sticky residual on your floor, scrub it using a mixture of 1 cup of TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) to 2 - gallons (10 litres) of hot water. Please note: Purchase non-phosphate TSP.

Spread on the floor using a sponge and let it sit about 5 - 10 minutes and then scrub with a floor scrubbing brush. Rinse well with clean water and allow to dry for 1 hour.

Apply Johnson's Future Floor wax or a similar type of vinyl floor refinish. Use a lamb's wool pad to apply the wax finish.

It's Just That Easy!