Best floor cleaner for luxurious vinyl plank flooring?

We recently replaced our carpets with luxurious vinyl plank flooring and i am still trying to find a good cleaner. I have tried the Swiffer wetjet but it leaves terrible streaks. We have two cats and a dog so daily cleaning is a must. I can't continue to clean it on my hands and knees. It's too big of an area and too hard on my body!
Thank you!

  9 answers
  • Jeanette Jeanette on Jan 28, 2018
    When I had roll vinyl kitchen floors, which I loved, the salesman said to only use water with a little vinegar added on vinyl It never streaked and worked very well.

    • Jenni Diskin Jenni Diskin on Jan 29, 2018
      How did you apply and clean your floors, Jeanette? Did you mix your water and vinegar in spray bottle and then use mop?

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 28, 2018
    I use Bona and the large swiffer like applicator with the washable terry covers.... got it at Lumber Liquidators.

  • Judy Simpson Judy Simpson on Jan 28, 2018
    i understand. I don’t wash it often but now it looks dull. It is an expensive Italian parquet.

  • Since newly installed, what is the brand? I would go to the manufacturers website and see what they recommend. I hear you about the pets though, I have a bunch of cats and dogs and mop my floor every night before bed. Other than the cleaning issue, how do you like the floor so far? I am changing my kitchen flooring and am considering vinyl.

  • Janet Eaton Janet Eaton on Jan 28, 2018
    i installed vinyl floating tile in my kitchen . I love it ! I installed it over the existing sheet vinyl . It keeps the floor warmer , I'm on a slab foundation . I use a stiffer type mop with water and pine sol solution .

  • Jeanette Jeanette on Jan 29, 2018
    I used a bucket of water and added about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar. Used a mop. Hope this works for you. I don't think the ratio of vinegar to water is that important.

  • Lil darlin Lil darlin on Jan 08, 2019

    I have a floating floor. I have used he swifter wetjet and i hate the way it cleans. It leave streaks and it leaves the floor sticky and sometimes oily. I have to clean my floors all the time bc i have two yorkies and even though i put pee pads out they still tend to pee and poop where they like. My problem is i feel i can never get the pee smell out. I think its bc it gets down into the seams. But i want to find a good cleaner for my floors also. I currenlty have been getting on my hands and knees and scrub my floor with dawn and hot water.

  • Ahsan Ahsan on Nov 16, 2021

    Steam mops are generally safe to use on vinyl plank floors or porcelain tile.

    It uses steam to deep clean your floor. let's have a look at mop cleaner for vinyl plank flooring.

  • Amazing Grace ! Amazing Grace ! on Dec 13, 2021

    I use Bona Floor Cleaner and Bona Floor Shine on my Pergo Laminate floors. But Vinyl... that's a horse of a different color. Remember that stuff from WAYYYYY back, called Future? Since it is Vinyl, to clean it I would use Totally Awesome Cleaner, not straight 50/50 cleaner and water, That stuff will clean anything. Then I would use maybe a mop and glow.

    But, I learned a trick from the company that tinted my windows in the car. They said to use baby shampoo mixed with water for cleaning and baby oil mixed in hot water to restore the sheen.

    Try it.