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If you have had laminate wood flooring for a long time and have a recipe for a homemade cleaner for that flooring (you've used it a Long time with no negative results) I would love to know what you use. I have had a shaw laminate flooring for a few years and would like to make a cheaper cleaner rather than buying their own **2 cleaner, but I'm hesitant to try anything else that might damage it. Thanks.

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Normally I use pine oil cleaner diluted in water, but I have also used just white vinegar...about a cup in a gallon or so of warm water...both work. Depends on if I want the pine smell or not.


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I just use a damp cloth in one hand followed by a dry cloth in the other. The floors look great after that simple wipe up.
 
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This works for me. About a fourth cup white vinegar mixed in to a quart of warm water....in a spray bottle. Apply/spray lightly to a cleanly swept laminate floor. Spray an area approximately 4 ft x 4ft. Wipe with microfiber mop or cloth. Kick an old dry/clean towel to dry the newly cleaned area as you move on to the adjacent area.

I keep the vinegar/Water ready in the spray bottle, to use for any spot cleaning too. No streaks and super cheap.
 
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thanks everybody
 
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Can you use something like a Shark Steam Cleaner on them, with a dilution of water and vinegar?
 
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All the laminate floor mfg sites I have checked say do not use steam.
 
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Oh, some will say, USE STEAM.
Agent of AllLock says NO STEAM. It gets in the seams and eventually may raise the tile. (The laminate is in blocks (tiles).
I use a flat-head mop. Spray with vinegar and water (from a spray bottle). Wipe. Pad gets dirty; soak. Wash.
 
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It is tough to clean laminate wood flooring, many people worried about cleaning of laminate wood flooring, to clean this you can try this recipe, take a gallon of water, add half cup of vinegar, 1/3 cup of alcohol, and few drops of liquid dish cleaner to clean wooden floor.
 
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I went with Conrads recipe, just halved the amoutnts of water and vinegar so I could fit it in my cleaning unit. I bought a Libman Freedom Spray Mop some time back so debuted it for this trial. Both the recipe and the Libman worked great. The Libman has a reservoir of 18 oz or so for filling with your own cleaning product or recipe. It has a squeeze device in the handle so you can spray as needed without carryng around a bottle. It has a pad that is removeable and washable so you don't need to use disposable ones. I thought it was pricy initially (I paid about 15 more than on amazon when I bought it locally) but it appears well made so I went for it. I'd give it a 5 star. As to the vinegar and water recipe, it seems to have done a good job.. the floors don't look hazy and are nice and clean. I did read on the floor manufacturers website not to use pine oil products so i passed on that one, even tho maybe a drop or two diluted in the recipe would probably be fine. I do not do any floor drying- just let it air dry. Thank you everyone for the help.


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This works for me. About a fourth cup white vinegar mixed in to a quart of warm water....in a spray bottle. Apply/spray lightly to a cleanly swept laminate floor. Spray an area approximately 4 ft x 4ft. Wipe with microfiber mop or cloth. Kick an old dry/clean towel to dry the newly cleaned area as you move on to the adjacent area.

I keep the vinegar/Water ready in the spray bottle, to use for any spot cleaning too. No streaks and super cheap.

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