Asked on Oct 14, 2017

What is the best way to clean wood look laminate flooring?

Cori WidenTami DeanVicki Rudolph Kennedy


moving to a new to us home that has new laminate flooring. I don't want to ruin them by caring for them incorrectly. Is there a floor care product on the market that's better than diy "recipes "(Not that I have any recipes 😉)
Thanks for your input!

5 answers
  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I use a product called Once and Done that I buy at Lowes or Home Depot. They have it for tile and stone floors and it is good for laminate flooring too. We have a wood laminate floor in one room and I vacuum it then use this product and it looks great - easy to use and no rinsing. Just follow directions on the bottle
  • Bufflady
    on Oct 14, 2017

    For the most part, laminate floors are cleaned just like laminate countertops. Use a dust mop and/or bare floor vacuum to remove dust and debris then mop with a damp microfiber mop and a mild ammonia solution. Remember that scratches and wet are the floor's worst enemies. Never mop with a wet mop that leaves puddles or even that leaves it wet for more than a couple of minutes. I like to use a spray bottle of Windex and just spray a small section of floor at a time as I go with my mop. For stickier, more stubborn spots, just use a rag and soapy water. You can find microfiber mops at Target, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. We have the whole main floor of our house in laminate and it still looks great after 10 + years.
  • Vicki Rudolph Kennedy
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I swiffer the floors to get up dirt and dust than use a couple different methods.
    i have had good luck with Zep Hardwood & Laminate floor cleaner Leaves no residue. A good old fashion damp rag for spot cleaning. But my latest is using my Sharp Pocket Mop. On the lighest setting. It has a cloth wrap around (like a stiffer) and is so easy with a very light steam. Does not harm floors and is left dry. Good luck!
  • Tami Dean
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Hi Anita I just use a swiffer mop , one that sprays out the cleaning solution. Just don't soak it alot. I just got the same flooring in my kitchen and thats what I do. It works fine for me.:-)
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I also use the Swiffer solution :)
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