How do I remove water spots on my new vinyl plank flooring?

by Roger

Bought a brand new vinyl plank flooring. When I mopped with Mop & Glow it left stricks and water spots. How can I remove those water spots. Already tried Lysol All purpose with ammonia mixed in water and that did not remove the water spots. This problem only happened in one section of the flooring the rest is ok. Please advise.

  14 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 10, 2019

    Call the manufacturer of the product and see what they say.

  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 11, 2019

    I don't believe that you are supposed to use mop and glow on vinyl plank flooring you are probably going to have to remove the mop and glow but I would contact the manufacturer to see what products you can use on it. My Vinyl plank flooring tells you which products not to use and what you can use. Hope you can resolve this without too many issues. Good luck.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Feb 11, 2019

    I would try vinegar. I just saw a neighbors plank flooring and it was all greasy and smudgy looking. I know her cleaning ladies used the wrong product on it. It looked awful.

    • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Feb 11, 2019

      When I say vinegar it’s a solution of like a cup to a gallon in hot water. Let it sit for a few minute wet and then go over it with a clean microfiber cloth or I actually have microfiber cloth mops. Get that other mop and glow stuff cleaned out of your mop. Give it away. Not good for anything.

  • Lah Lah on Feb 11, 2019

    It looks like that is where you initially applied the Mop and Glow. I would contact the manufacturer or check paperwork that came with the flooring before I would try anything that could do further damage.

  • Janwebster Janwebster on Feb 11, 2019

    Directions that came with my LVP said to use water and vinegar. After two years of living with my floors, I now use water, cleaning vinegar and a squirt of blue Dawn.

    We we have four dogs that go in and out the doggy door all day, and my floors stay nice looking.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 11, 2019

    I think you need to call the manufacturer. I would not use Mop and Glow or Holland House on LVP or Laminate or anywhere else for that matter. You are going to have to remove the mop and glow which is going to be a bear.

  • Michelle Michelle on Feb 11, 2019

    I have vinyl plank flooring I was told not to use mop and glo, or any other floor cleaner. The flooring company gave me a spray by Amstrong no smells you spray and use a wet mop only. Floors are cleaned afterwards

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Feb 12, 2019

    Yes call Technical Support at the manufacturer. This shouldn’t happen.

  • Laurie ferdelman Laurie ferdelman on Feb 13, 2019

    I have a house cleaning service and I was told by a flooring company to use Bona floor cleaner for vinyl , stone and laminate. Not the Bona wood floor cleaner. I have that flooring in our basement and use Bona. It works great, natural cleaner, so odors, no streaks.

  • Ses58265494 Ses58265494 on Feb 08, 2022

    No one wants to have to scrub away stubborn water spots on their new vinyl plank flooring. The best way to avoid this is to dry your floor with a towel or use a wet mop to remove any excess water from the surface. However, if you find yourself with a stubborn water spot, try this! Pour a little rubbing alcohol on the spot and rub it in with a cotton ball. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe it up with a clean, dry cloth. You can also use a paper towel to blot the spot.

  • Askari Siddiqui Askari Siddiqui on Feb 08, 2022

    A great cleaning solution for vinyl flooring is apple cider vinegar. It contains acid that helps remove dirt and grime, without leaving behind soap buildup. Mix a cup of vinegar with one gallon of hot water and mop the floor with it. You can also use white vinegar if you don't want to use apple cider. If you don't have any apple cider vinegar at home, you can use liquid dish detergent or baby oil to add shine to your new flooring.

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