Cleaning linoleum flooring ?
It's possible that the bleach is destroying the surface coating of the floor, the top layer that makes it shiny. While it's okay to use bleach on most vinyl floors, it should be diluted and is not what I'd recommend for every day cleaning. It just isn't necessary and is too harsh. If you're not using something like a Swiffer, then hot water with mild soap, or any all purpose cleaner like Pine Sol or Mr Clean, or a couple of tablespoons of ammonia, or even plain white vinegar, are enough to clean a floor. I can't see the floor, so I don't know whether the coating is coming off your floor, or whether it's wax peeling up(seems unlikely; floor wax usually wears off but does not peel) but in view of the fact that things can seep into the floor and leave a stain, I'm guessing that the shiny coating is pretty much toast. it As to what to do now, if that were my floor I would get myself a top quality commercial type floor finish, an acrylic polymer sealer, and put several coats on. I can buy that stuff here at Home Depot, and janitorial supply places will also have it. The sealer seals the floor, then you can put a softer liquid polish on it, which protects the sealer. That top coat needs to be redone, but if you redo it often enough the sealer under it is never disturbed.
Cleaning Linoleum Flooring
Michelle i would half fill a bucket with warm water and dish soap And using a scrubbing brush do a small area at a time Drying with an old towel as you go this only needs to be done every 4 months In the meantime mop it with warm water and half a cup of vinegar Or you could make life far easier for yourself And invest in a steam mop The new vax one will will do linoleum, laminate, and tiled floors
You can use one cup of ammonia to at least one gallon of water. It will support strip a few the ancient wax . Be cautious of the fumes and ensure the field is good ventilated. After you get the ground stripped to the white practice a well acrylic wax. Armstrong used to promote a wax that got here in a crimson can(cant keep in mind its title) Or a janitor suppily has business liquid wax that's beautiful well.