How Do You Remove Scuff Marks From Vinyl Floors?

To remove scuff marks from a vinyl floor, wash the floor with warm water mixed with a floor cleaner, rub isopropyl alcohol into the scuff marks with a clean rag, and rinse the floor with water. You need a mop, a bucket, floor cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, water and a clean rag.

  1. Mop the vinyl floor

    Wash the floor with warm water and a floor cleaner appropriate for vinyl floors. The suggested cleaners for more-recalcitrant marks are flammable, so be certain no one is smoking in the area. Turn off any nearby pilot lights and other open flames.

  2. Test the colorfastness of the vinyl floor

    Apply isopropyl alcohol to a white rag, and rub it into an inconspicuous section of the floor, such as behind a door or under a section of rug. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse the floor, and inspect the section for any color change.

  3. Wash the scuff marks with isopropyl alcohol

    If the floor proves to be colorfast, apply isopropyl alcohol to another clean, white rag, and scrub the area of the floor with the scuff marks. Scrub until the scuff marks are gone.

  4. Rinse the floor

    Rinse the floor with clean water.