Cleaning Laminate Flooring Best Cleaners For Laminate Flooring

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Laminate flooring is a great choice for flooring. The surface is extremely hard and easy to care for.

The problem with laminate flooring is the composition of the fiberboard under the surface. Fiberboard will absorb water to cause swelling and warping. You do not want to use a wet mop to saturate a laminate floor with water. Water also leaves spots on laminate.

For day to day maintenance, you can keep your laminate looking great by sweeping or using a vacuum. If you use a vacuum, just use a soft brush head. A beater brush can scratch the surface. Next, use a microfiber mop to remove all light particles and debris. Microfiber will also wipe up water spots.

To clean a laminate floor, use a laminate cleaner rather than water. Using a microfiber mop, spray the head with the cleaner and mop your floor to remove dirt and stains.

For heavy stains, spray the stain with the cleaner and wait 5 minutes, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

You can make your own cleaner by mixing 1 part vinegar and 3 parts warm water in a spray bottle. Vinegar will remove almost every type of dirt and grime that ends up on your floor and it doesn't leave streaks or water spots.

Never clean your laminate with abrasives, scouring powder or abrasive pads. Never use a polish, varnish or wax.

Wipe up spills immediately. Protect your laminate from grit and particles, especially at an entry way. Use carpets protect from scratching.