Floor Cleaner & Polish Most floors can be cleaned with a simple water-vinegar solution. For damp-mopping wood floors: mix equal amounts of white distilled vinegar and water. Add 15 drops of pure peppermint oil for a minty fresh smell; shake well to mix. Vinyl and linoleum: Mix 1 c vinegar and a few drops of baby oil in 1 gal of warm water. For tough jobs, add a 1/4 c of borox, but use sparingly on lineoleum Stone tiles: Mix 1 c white vinegar in 1 gal of water; rinse with clean water.