Cleaning laminate floors is DIY knowledge you need if you want a sparkling clean house. Read on for 3 genius ways to keep your house in its best condition!
Cleaning Laminate Floors: 3 Tips For A Spotless Home
A growing number of homeowners today prefer laminate floors when designing and constructing their homes. It’s mainly because laminate floors have such a simple yet distinctive quality, due to its wood-like finish. This gives any house a polished and refreshing look. Laminate floors are also far more affordable than tiles and a lot easier to maintain. Here are the easiest and most effective ways to clean your laminate floors.
1. General Cleaning
Although it’s taken for granted, general cleaning is the most important preventive step in cleaning laminate floors. Sweep your laminate floor using a soft-bristle broom or a dust mop regularly to remove unwanted dirt and dust. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. Whenever there’s spillage on the floor, clean it immediately, and don’t let your laminate floor stay wet for a long time. Constant general cleaning will make cleaning laminate floors so much easier when the time comes for more intense methods of cleaning.
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2. Mop With Hot Water
Cleaning laminate floors with a bucket of hot water is a must. This method should be done every few months, especially when the floor is subject to mud, grime, and stubborn dirt. Soak the mop in the bucket, wring it out thoroughly, and wipe it across the floor. Using hot water moderately gets the cleaning job done while preventing any damage to the protective coating of your laminate floor.
3. Use Vinegar Or Laminate Floor Cleaners
Did you know you can use vinegar as a laminate floor cleaner? Mix a solution made of water, 3 drops of liquid detergent, and 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and put it in a 30 to 32 oz spray bottle. Spray an adequate amount of the solution on the part of the floor which needs cleaning. Wipe it off immediately after spraying. Once you’re done with this step, dry the sprayed area using a clean cloth. You may also do the same process using commercial laminate floor cleaners.
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Cleaning laminate floors obviously has an aesthetic value, but there’s so much more to it. Sanitizing the biggest space in your home ensures your entire family is free from sickness and illnesses caused by bacteria and pollutants. Following these 3 simple tips with constant dedication will yield not just clean laminate floors, but also a healthy cleaning habit you can use for many other parts of your house. So, get those cleaning materials out, and start working towards a neat and sparkling home!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Gwen Carol Phillips says
Swiffer wet jet I have been using the cleaner on my laminate floors, is that good for them?