What are some ways to clean laminate flooring?

I just moved into a house with wood laminate flooring and I am looking for the best yet cheap way to clean it. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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momofana82

Asked by momofana82 at 3:16 PM on Nov. 30, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • Vinegar and water. About a half cup vinegar in a half pail of warm water will get the dirt off and not strip the shine out.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 3:55 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • We have laminate flooring in out bathrooms I use pledge for hard hood floors works good
    robinalbright

    Answer by robinalbright at 3:18 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • I have wood laminate and we just use white vinegar or Clorox Green Works concentrated stuff. I just pour a little in a wash bucket and mop it that way. Be sure not to soak the floors when you clean them because if you get too much water in the cracks it can bubble them up.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:23 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • I used to use Pine Sol or Murphys Oil Soap, but recently started using vinegar water for all my cleaning (cheaper and better for the environment). You have to wring out the mop really good. You don't want to get them sopping wet. The vinegar works so much better. No film or streaks.
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 3:23 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • I have them, they suck, but we can't afford to put in real wood yet. I use the swiffer wet rags and they work great. When I want to really deep clean them I use vinegar and water and mop them.
    feesharose

    Answer by feesharose at 3:24 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • We couldn't have real wood with our kids and dogs...they scratch SO much easier! Real wood looks better but isn't practical for people with pets, lol.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:25 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • I wouldn 't use too much water because it will ruin it . Clean up any spills, asap. We have laminate in our rental house.
    Hot Water is All that is Needed

    Our laminate floor (Pergo) installer gave us the opposite advice. He suggested using only water. Checking his advice, I used a variety of cleaners on small portions of the floor and found that water was the only thing that didn't leave the floor streaky, sticky or otherwise unclean. Now, hot water is all that is needed to keep our kitchen floor looking great!

    http://www.stretcher.com/stories/03/03dec08b.cfm
    Alma_C

    Answer by Alma_C at 5:31 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • We use clorox wet jet then the solution for wood floors works great. and not that expensive.
    welchv84

    Answer by welchv84 at 6:04 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • I have pergo flooring and love them. I use the pergo cleaner with either a dry swiffer or i use my bissel floor cleaner and put the pergo right in it with hot water and they come out looking beautiful. Take care
    kellyny

    Answer by kellyny at 6:19 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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  • My husband is a flooring installer and he said to use very little water! He said Murphys Oil Soap but not to use too much water. Water will ruin the floor! Anyway, he installs laminate flooring so i figured I would put my 2 cents in! Good luck!
    Mommy2Bx32008

    Answer by Mommy2Bx32008 at 9:23 AM on Dec. 2, 2008

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