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How to Clean Laminate Floors Effectively

It is becoming increasingly popular to find laminate floors at home as well as in commercial buildings. They give the look of expensive hardwood flooring without the cost. They are made from various materials and are best cared for by sweeping daily and mopping or vacuuming weekly. Although they are less expensive, laminate floors still require regular maintenance. Read on to learn some easy and effective ways for how to clean laminate floors.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

What You Need

  • Microfiber mop: Be sure that you choose the right mop for your floors. Microfiber mops easily pick up dirt and pet hair as they glide across the floor. Plus, they use less water which will help prevent your floors from warping. Using a swivel head makes it much easier to maneuver across your floors.

  • Cleaning solution: There are many cleaning solutions that you can purchase in a store, be sure to read the label and make sure it is for laminate floors. You may also make your own cleaning solution. Whichever you choose, you will need to a spray bottle.


1. Begin by dry mopping or vacuuming to pick up dust bunnies and hair.

2. Get the microfiber pad damp with water and spray your cleaning solution onto the area you are cleaning.

3. Mop the floor.

4. When your mop gets too dirty, rinse in fresh water and continue the process listed above.

5. After you are done mopping, rinse the microfiber mop and toss into the washing machine.

REMINDER: Laminate floors can warp with too much water. When cleaning laminate floors avoid using large amounts of water. Also, avoid using sponge mops and string mops as they use more water and may leave streaks.

Watch this video to get a clearer idea of how to clean laminate floors:

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