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cleaning laminate floors

Posted by Wolfpackmom (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 27, 13 at 13:37

I have click - floating - laminate floors. Have had them about 10 months. Sorry I got rid of carpet. I cannot keep these floors clean. Salesperson and installer warned me NOT to use a steam mop, so I don't. I currently use vinegar and water and a cloth mop. This takes me forever-there has got to be a quicker easier way without ruining the floors. Any suggestions???


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RE: cleaning laminate floors

Swiffer mop can do my living room/hallway in 3 minutes flat. can use solution if you want i do about every 3rd cleaning. They make premixed solution you can get at home depot/lowes or you can use the vinegar solution as well.


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RE: cleaning laminate floors

Thank you for your message. I may be way over thinking this and may be a little paranoid about ruining the floors too. A friend is having her kitchen tiled right now because her laminate was a mess. The installer told her that he could tell she was using excess moisture when cleaning her laminate because it had moisture damage to it (not from being on a cement slab). She has used a steam mop and some sort of mop that sprays the liquid out. I just don't want to end up in her position. If you only use solution every third cleaning, what do you use the other times?


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RE: cleaning laminate floors

Dust mopping is all that should be done as 80% of the regular maintenance. Then a plain damp mop, dampened with a standard wood floor cleaner like Bruce or Bona. Damp. Not wet. If you can wring water out of it, it's too wet. After dust mopping.


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RE: cleaning laminate floors

My biggest issue with them being dirty is footprints and pawprints. They are everywhere and I can't stand to look at them. Dust mopping doesn't get rid of them. I have had carpet for years and now thinking about it - how dirty it must have been even though I had it professionally cleaned several times a year. If I could turn back the clock to April, I would have put tile in a lot of the places I put laminate. I have had a hard time finding a dust mop that I like and a mop for using with cleaner.


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RE: cleaning laminate floors

One third cup of amonia one gallon warm water. Damp cotton mop.Every six months. Dry dust mop daily.


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