Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
benhalterci

How Do I Clean My Laminate Floor?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Seems like a stupid question I know but I wondered if (1) better to sweep it than vacuum it since dustballs collect and maybe these are easier to get rid of by a broom. (2) washing apparently is out of the question so what do I do? What kind of mop should I use or not use a mop at all?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to sweep the floor every day apart from one when I used the vacuum so that I could get into all the nooks and crankies. Don't forget you should use a vacuum that has a hard floor attachment as a rotary brush will damage the floor.Wash laminate flooring only with a flat mop that can be wrung out to within an inch of its life, so it gets a just-damp wipe rather than a wet soaking. Use clean warm water only or a specialist laminate cleaner, you can find them in any large supermarket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should use your vacuum cleaner as you still have a flea problem. This will suck up the eggs and is more efficient than brushing.Wash as Abi suggests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I haven't got a flat mop just now and am really ill with a ferocious cold so staying in to clean today. I will just wetten my ordinary mop slightly with plain water to wash it. I don't think this vacuum head has a brush cleaner. It is rather difficult to vacuum - the dust and some particles just keep dropping out of the vacuum head again. The cold weather has driven the fleas away temporarily at least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever you do,ensure you never overwet a laminate floor as it can seep in and warp the strips causing them to lift.Best is to dry brush the floor to remove any grit,sand or dust and then to mix up a cupful of vinegar with a gallon of hot water and use a cloth which has been very well wrung out. Then buff over to remove any moisture with a dry,clean cloth. You can use mops specially for laminate but do be very careful about overwetting the floors.I think Pronto do a special laminate cleaner but the vinegar solution works very well and has the added benefit of being slightly disinfectant which may also help with them pesky fleas over a period of time.Good luck,I bet the new floor looks great and in this weather much warmer underfoot than my ceramic tiled floor.saffie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saffie, thank you very much for your excellent advice:) I am not well this week so I didn't put much welly into my cleaning; I just used warm water with a very well wrung out mop as my floor was getting very grubby. I love your vinegar solution idea and certainly next time will do that:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...