Asked on Jun 26, 2018

What do you use to clean your laminate floors?

PatDebbie LamontPatti Nicholas


I purchased the cleaner from the installer but wanted another option for cleaning my laminate floors. The stuff I have seems to look kind of streaky and doesn't make me feel like it's really clean

6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Try the Laminate floor care system by Bona
  • Lynda Garrison Williams
    Lynda Garrison Williams
    on Jun 26, 2018

    I've used Bono and it's okay but I really like Holloway House products. I've found the most important thing to do when cleaning laminate floors, regardless of the product you use, is to buff them completely dry with a clean microfiber pad.
    • Beverly
      on Jun 26, 2018

      Thanks. Maybe that's what I'm not doing. Do you use a certain mop?

  • Lorraine
    on Jun 27, 2018

    I just use vinegar and water, spray bottle and a micro fiber mop.
  • Patti Nicholas
    Patti Nicholas
    on Jun 27, 2018

    While I do love the Bona products you do have to buff once your done and I hate having to clean a floor more than once. Since I own a housekeeping company and doing anything more than once is both a waste of time and money I’ve done a LOT if research on floor care. I recommend a dry mop and/or vacuum daily or at least every few days. If the floor isn’t in a high traffic area, once a week is probably enough. For light duty mopping just some warm water with a drop or two of liquid soap (castile soap is ideal, but dish soap works) will do the trick. Use too much soap you get a cloudy film or worse, sticky, but just a drop adds some umph to the warm water. For heavy duty areas I use this amazing product from Aromatherapy Naturals. The whole line was created by a housekeeper. It works amazingly well on every floor I’ve tried it on, needs NO rinsing or buffing and as an added bonus, smells divine. My favorite is the citrus splash but they are all wonderful.
    • Patti Nicholas
      Patti Nicholas
      on Jun 28, 2018

      When I started my housekeeping company I made all my own cleaners and spent more time doing research and development (ie: how to destroy a carpet in 5 minutes or less) than I did actual cleaning or other peoples houses. I stumbled across Aromatherapy Naturals by accident and tried a few products just for fun because the scents sounded nice. i Now use their products for almost EVERYTHING. I wish I could tell you what my favorite is but I love them all. The glass - no streaks! The stainless cleaner is hands down the best product I have ever used! I just wish I actually made $ advertising for them lol. I’m sure you will be happy with whatever you choose to try.
  • Debbie Lamont
    Debbie Lamont
    on Jun 27, 2018

    I use a drop , and I mean a DROP of Dawn dish soap [Blue] in a bucket of water on my hardwood .Beautiful job and no streaking . Works well on downstairs laminate as well . Use a regular rag mop . No more steam cleaning or expensive cleaners full of chemicals for me
  • Pat
    on Jun 27, 2018

    Same as Lorraine and then when done mopping it with vinegar and water, I take a dry mop and wipe it dry...really looks clean and shiney
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