When you look up for an easier, cheaper, more accessible, chemical-free and environmental-friendly cleaning product online, you no doubt will pop into the white vinegar. Together with the baking soda, the lemons and a few other things, this type of vinegar is described as the most miraculous cleaning product ever. It copes with any kind of cleaning situations. It removes stains and odours. It washes windows and walls. It is cheap and you have it almost always in your house. It is the ultimate solution in a bottle. Or this is how many people and numerous articles say. But what they fail to tell you is that though it is so efficient, it just cannot cope with a few simple tasks and, moreover, if you use it for cleaning them, it will cause great damage. So better never use the white vinegar for:
The stone floors or counterparts
The stone is a natural product and it is not obtained as an output of an industrial process. Having stone in your house makes it look fancy, but trying to clean it with white vinegar could spoil it and make it look awful.
No matter where it is, you should now from your Chemistry classes in High School that metals and acids should never be mixed or should never have any kind of interaction. And in real life this means that you should not try cleaning the iron, which has a layer of metal at its bottom, with white vinegar, the simplest natural acid.
The hardwood floor
It is beautiful and makes you feel cosier in your own home. However, if you clean it with white vinegar, you risk its well-being. This type of flooring requires special care and even cleaning it with warm water may damage it a lot.