Type of Floor Cleaner to Use on Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is an excellent alternative to hardwood, ceramic, vinyl and stone. Laminate is durable, easy to install and even easier to clean. With so many different styles and colors to choose from, you are certain to find the laminate that looks the best in your house. Finding the right cleaning products for your laminate isn't difficult. Using the right products is vital to keeping up a streak-free shine.

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Type of Floor Cleaner to Use on Laminate Flooring

Step 1

Remove loose dirt and debris by sweeping, dust mopping, or vacuuming the laminate floor.

Step 2

Damp mop the laminate floor using just water. Do not use too much water, as this can cause the floor to swell. Wipe the floor down with a dry cloth after mopping.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with water and add 1/4 cup of vinegar. Spray the entire floor. Using a damp terrycloth mop, wipe up the liquid. Swiffer sells a mop that comes with cloths that are pre-soaked in vinegar.

Step 4

Purchase a microfiber mop, which requires no cleaning solution at all. Occasionally wipe the floor with a top sheen floor cleaner to enhance the shine.

Step 5

Clean a laminate floor using 1/3 water, 1/3 rubbing alcohol, 1/3 vinegar and 4 drops of dish soap. Spray it on. Wipe it with either a damp mop or a damp sponge. Laminate floors dry quickly with this solution.

Step 6

Spray Windex on your laminate floors. Wipe it up using Swiffer sheets attached to a Swiffer mop. The ammonia in the Windex dries the floor fast.


Lacy Enderson

Lacy Enderson is an Addictions and Recovery Counselor. She is Certified with the American Association of Christian Therapists and holds a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling. She is currently enrolled in Liberty University's Master of Divinity Degree program with Chaplaincy. Lacy is a graduate of Rhema Correspondent Bible School and has completed the first section of Berean School of the Bible. Lacy is the author of, "Addiction: A Personal Story" and "So You Want to Lose Weight But You Can't Stop Eating." Her newest novel is a teenage Christian fiction titled, "Honey Sweetheart."