Typically, you should be cleaning your floor weekly, and spot cleaning as required. And deep cleaning is necessary every two or three months to keep your floor looking as good as new.
Establish Weekly Cleaning Habits
Sticking to a steady routine is the best way to clean laminate floors. Sweep regularly with a soft-bristle broom to collect pet hair and dust. An angle broom will be more helpful to get into corners and along baseboards. Vacuum weekly.
The best way to clean an entire room with laminate flooring is to use a damp microfiber or spray mop such as a Swiffer. These pick up dirt and grime without leaving streaks or pools of water. When washing a reusable mop head, don't use fabric softener, as this can leave residue behind the next time you clean the floor.
Use a gentle cleanser to spot-clean visibly dirty areas, and always follow up by wiping the area with a dry, absorbent cloth. One simple cleaner that works well with laminate is: 1 part rubbing alcohol + 3 parts water + a squirt of dish soap, applied using a lightly dampened cloth.
Do (carefully) mop your laminate floor every two months.
To keep your laminate floors fresh, mop them every two months. Damp mops (a.k.a. microfiber mops) are gentle enough to use on laminate floors. If you're going to use a regular mop, just wring it out until it's almost completely dry.
Can you use a wet Swiffer on laminate floors? Yes, you can use a wet Swiffer or Swiffer WetJet on laminate floors.
Avoid using steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong ammoniated or chlorinated type cleaners. Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine on your laminate floors. For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card.
Murphy Oil Soap is safe to use on all finished hardwood floors, ceramic tile, laminate, and vinyl floors. With It's 98% natural ingredients, it won't harm them but extend their life by using it on regular basis. You just need to rinse your mop thoroughly before cleaning.
Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner is safe for use on laminate floors. Just choose your favorite scent — we like using Original Pine on laminate floors.
The problem with laminate floors is that too much water seeps into the cracks between the planks and can cause swelling and damage that is irreversible. A little water goes a long way on a laminate floor. For most areas of laminate flooring in your home, a dry or dust mop may be all that is needed for regular cleaning.
A dull, streaky laminate floor is usually caused by built-up dirt, improper cleaning products, and cleaners residue.
The best mop for laminate floors is one that uses microfiber mop pads. Microfiber not only absorbs dirt and grime, but also removes up to 99 percent of germs using just water. And microfiber mop pads are machine washable.
Unlike some materials that are perfect for kitchens, laminate flooring walks a fine line. Detractors claim that laminate is not appropriate for kitchens because moisture—a fact in kitchens—can harm it. Advocates argue that laminate is one of the better floor coverings for kitchens because moisture can be controlled.
You Can NOT Use Wax on Laminate Flooring
Using wax on laminate flooring can cause a buildup of dirt and actually does the opposite of what it does on hardwood. Instead of the wax making your floor shine, wax makes your laminate flooring look cloudy and dull.
Water You Using to Clean Your Floors? You can safely use Swiffer products on hardwood floors. For a quick clean, try Swiffer WetJet Wood Starter Kit. With just the right amount of solution, it breaks up tough, sticky messes, brings out the natural beauty of your floors and won't damage them.
Yes. You can use the Fabuloso floor cleaner on laminate floors but only in small quantities. Laminate is a wood bi-product and when exposed to too much moisture it starts to warp. It can also be used on hardwood floors provided that they are sealed/finished.
It's OK to sweep or vacuum your laminate floor as long as you don't vacuum with a beater brush.
Bona's mop distributes cleaning solution more evenly than the Swiffer WetJet. Bona's mop head is significantly wider (15 inches) than Swiffer's (9 inches), which makes it easier to clean large rooms but more difficult to navigate in small spaces. Bona's spray mop comes with a reusable microfiber mop pad.
Ultimately, traditional mops are still the best option for deep cleaning. You can put more pressure on the head, and you can use any cleaning solution (rather than the Swiffer-only options) and as much of it as you need.
While Swiffer does not have a laminate-only cleaning fluid, its Swiffer WetJet Multi-Surface Cleaner Solution does include laminate floors.
Depending on the quality of the flooring, laminate flooring can last between 15 to 25 years on average, or longer. Choosing the right flooring for your home is about more than just aesthetics, it's also about durability and strength.
But if the floor has dirt buildup, stubborn stains, or spills, and you want a cleaner to clean it, you can take help from Windex. It's one of the best cleaning solutions currently on the market. It contains lower chemicals and is safe to use on laminate floors.