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The Best Laminate Flooring Cleaners

Learn more on how to keep your wooden laminate floors clean.


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Best Laminate Floor Cleaners for Households

The key to cleaning laminate floors and keeping them looking shiny and bright, is to avoid too much water. Water can seep into the joins of the laminate flooring and cause the panels to swell and crack. It’s also wise not to let too much cleaning solution get onto your laminate flooring either, for the same reason.

We’ve put together some tips on choosing the best laminate floor cleaner, which laminate floor cleaner products to use and how you can make your very own at-home laminated wooden floor cleaner mixture too.

What Are The Best Cleaning Solutions For Laminate Floors?

If you’re keen to buy a commercial laminate floor cleaner, we recommend using Handy Andy All-in-1 Floor Cleaner for best results. Simply mix 3 caps of floor cleaner in a bucket of water to get the perfect laminate floor cleaning mixture.

Just remember these tips when cleaning your laminate floors:

  • Always use a laminate floor mop to avoid scratching the floors.

  • Squeeze out the mop as much as possible to get rid of any excess water.

  • Never pour the water directly onto the flooring.

How To Make A Laminate Floor Cleaner:

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Keen to try an at-home laminate floor cleaner DIY recipe? If you’re into the “make-your-own cleaning products” movement, we’ve got a great DIY laminate floor cleaner recipe to try. All you’ll need is:

  • ½ cup distilled water

  • 5 drops of essential oil (in your favourite scent)

  • ½ cup rubbing alcohol

  • ½ cup white vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together in a spray bottle. Spray the laminate flooring you wish to clean and use a good quality laminate floor mop to wipe away the dirt and cleaning solution together.

What Are Some Useful Laminate Floor Cleaning Hacks?

Follow these hacks to keep your laminate floors looking as sparkling clean as they day you installed them:

  • Always sweep and clean your laminate floors with a soft-bristled brush or specifically a laminate floor brush and mop.

  • If you want to vacuum the floors, make sure you use the soft brush attachment for your laminate flooring.

  • Clean up spills as soon as possible to avoid the liquid seeping into the panels and to avoid staining.

  • Don’t let your laminate floors stay wet for long. If water does spill, clean it up as soon as you can.

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