How do I keep my laminate flooring from looking dirty?


I’m on my 2nd Laminate Flooring within a year!! I’ve tried so many cleaners to mop them but within a 1/2 hour I see every footstep! I ripped up a beautiful floor for a lighter one thinking it would be better!!!! NOT HAPPENING!! I’m ready to rip these ones I’ve only had for almost a year! I’m wasting too much money 😥😴 HELP!!!

  10 answers
  • Onthesidelinez Onthesidelinez on Sep 02, 2018

    Buy a cheap steam mop & ditch the chemicals!

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 02, 2018

    Hi Dokey,. Try washing your floor with a product that was made for wood, you can us it on laminate floors. It's Murphy's Oil Soap, find it in the cleaning isle of your supermarket. Follow and read all the directions on the back. Aloha!

  • Judy Smith Judy Smith on Sep 02, 2018

    I only use vinegar and water.

  • Car33466483 Car33466483 on Sep 02, 2018

    Dokey. Hi the directions that came with your floor product should tell you what and how to clean their product. It's been my experience that most laminate floors say DON'T use WATER. STEAM. WAX on Laminate Flooring. Unless your cleaning up Muddy or Sticky Substance these products are Sprayed on and DRY MOPPED with a Microfiber Mop or Cloth.

    I ruined a expensive floor with a steamer.

    I suggest you call or email the mfg and ask them what to use. Hope that helps.

    • Dokey Dokey on Sep 05, 2018

      I do just spray a cleaner and dry mop. I even bought a cleaner for Laminate Flooring. Thanks anyway 😀

  • Living Free Living Free on Sep 03, 2018

    Hello there, We have had laminate floors for a few years now and I only use vinegar and water. On occasion when it was called for a drop or two of dish soap,dawn, The key to keeping the floors a long time is to minimize the liquid on it. Water will ruin them fast. Best of luck to you.

    • Dokey Dokey on Sep 05, 2018

      I don’t use water. I’ve sprayed and Dry Moped with many cleaners but nothing keeps them looking clean! Thanks!

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Sep 03, 2018

    Yes, they shouldn’t be getting wet, as they will delaminate and the warranty will be void. At this point in time you may have a build-up of cleaning chemicals and their film allows the footprints to be seen. Call the manufacturer & ask them what to strip the floor with that won’t ruin the laminate.

    If it’s walk-off from another room, like the garage, then it’s time to clean the garage floor & put in more walk off mats.

    • Dokey Dokey on Sep 05, 2018

      I don’t have a garage, i have Carpet in all my other rooms and they were just cleaned too! I’m disgusted 😥 I’ll have to see If the Manufacture’s name is on the leftover box? Thanks!

  • Vicki Vicki on Sep 03, 2018

    I read somewhere on this site, they used tea water on the timber floor.

  • I like Method wood cleaner. It removes all of the gross smudges and leaves it clean. Plus it smells amazing.

  • Simone Simone on Sep 07, 2018

    I have the same issues, streaky floor when using a swiffer wet jet, then having to go over with a dry cloth, lots of work, there has to be a easier way, I have tried all the above except the steam

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Sep 17, 2018

    Talk to the people where you purchased the flooring from. Contact company via email. The foot prints do they moisturizer on them ?

    • Dokey Dokey on Sep 17, 2018

      No. I just see every footprint! It drives me crazy 😜