Laminate floors can look great inside just about any home, but they can be a challenge to have around as well mainly because of the cleanup issue.
You can’t treat laminate floors like their more conventional counterparts because doing so would risk ruining them.
So, does that mean that laminate floor cleaning always has to be a challenge?
I don’t find that to be the case at all, especially with the abundance of laminate flooring cleaning aids that are currently available.
At some point in the past, cleaning up laminate floors may have been a difficult endeavor, but that has most certainly changed.
The Items You Will Need for Laminate Floor Cleaning
A piece of clean cloth
A spray bottle
The cleaner of your choice
There are numerous cleaning agents you can use for your laminate floors.
The first type of cleaner you can reach for is what The Spruce refers to as a “dedicated floor cleaner.” Black Diamond’s Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner is regarded as one of the better options on the market because it effectively picks up debris, dries up in a hurry, and doesn’t leave unpleasant streaks.
One of the cleaning solutions can be made using 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of isopropyl alcohol, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, and a few drops of an essential oil just to give the mixture a better aroma.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for the purposes of cleaning your laminate floors.
DIYNetwork also points out that a window cleaner can be used for laminate floors if you happen to have a bottle lying around the house.
Lastly, a steam mop can be used as a cleaner too, although that particular item is quite expensive.
A Step-By-Step Guide for Cleaning Your Laminate Floors
1. Remove any debris that may be on your floor
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Before you do anything else, you have to make sure your laminate floor is clear of any debris. Doing this ensures that your floors will not be damaged and it will also help speed up the cleaning process.
You can do this in a variety of ways. we also suggest either using a microfiber mop or a vacuum cleaner to get the job done.
Make sure to pick everything up because if you wipe something into the laminate flooring, scratches can be produced in a hurry.
2 .Prepare your cleaning agent
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As noted above, you have different options to choose from when it comes to a laminate floor cleaner.
If the one you chose has to be mixed up first, then go ahead and do that, and then place the solution in an easy-to-use spray bottle.
If you’re just using a ready-made cleaner, then have that standing nearby.
3. Apply the cleaning agent
Once again, what you have to do here depends on which cleaning agent you chose to use.
If you are going to use a specially formulated laminate floor cleaner, window cleaner, or the alcohol, vinegar, and water mixture, then you can just spray that on.
The hydrogen peroxide can similarly be sprayed on, but you then have to follow that up with a sprinkling of baking soda.
The steam mop can be directly applied to the laminate flooring, but avoid using it for too long to avoid doing damage.
4 .Wipe away the cleaning agent using a damp cloth
Take a piece of clean cloth and soak it in some water. Wring it well afterward, making sure that it feels damp instead of wet.
Use the now damp cloth to wipe away the cleaning agent.
Rinse the cloth after wiping up the cleaner and then repeat the process for your entire floor.
This last step will take a lot of time, but it’s what you need to do if you want clean and scratch-free laminate floors.
Laminate floor cleaning is not an easy job, but by acquiring the right tools and following the proper steps, you can get it done.
The good news is that if you care for your floors properly and use items like carpets, you won’t even need to clean them that often.
I hope that you have found this article helpful and that you are now confident enough to take on this cleaning challenge yourself.
Just remember to use cleaning agents that are not too harsh and to avoid getting the floor wet, and you should be fine.
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