I have laminate floor in my shop and when I finished my research finding best cleaning option, I decidet to share my thoughts. Pine Sol is definitely best cleaner and during my review you will see how I clean my floor with it.
Laminate wooden floors are a popular choice in the market. It can come with a look of stone or wood. Using it, You Will get so wanted natural look of your floors. It is mostly used in hallways, entryways and living rooms.
It is particularly the most sought out item when it comes to home flooring because of its natural look and warmth. Laminate floors are also inexpensive and very easy to install or replace with help of simple tools like this flooring installation kit from Amazon.
When it comes to cleaning them, a general swept needs to be done regularly. It is very important to clean them on a daily or at least weekly basis to keep them safe from scratching or warping. For this purpose, a mop, a soft broom or a vacuum can be used. The minimum amount of liquid can also be used in controlled quantity. For more detailed cleaning, there are few floor cleaners are available in the market which really makes a difference. Pine-sol is one of them.
How to Keep Laminate Floors Clean and Dirt Free
- Use Doormats
What brings so much dirt into the house? It is our shoes. Using doormats can minimize the dirt being brought into the house or leave shoes by the front door before you enter the house.
It is highly recommended to use high quality and washable doormat like this I found on Amazon. It will trap most of the dirt, small pebbles, oil, driveway debris before you hit the laminate floors of your living room. By practicing it, you can reduce the amount of dirt being carried away with your shoes and keep your laminate floors safe from extra dirt.
- Regular Sweeping and Cleaning
In order to keep laminate floors shining as new, it is very important to sweep and mop them regularly. Even little pieces of debris can cause scratches on the surface.
- Avoid Using Harsh Cleaning Products
Please avoid using cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, lemon, and soap. They leave a messy look after you finish and some of them also damage the upper layer of laminate floors. Also, avoid polishing or waxing the floors. Laminate floors are manufactured in a way that they don’t need anything else but regular cleaning.
- Use Felt Pads
Use felt pads (link to Amazon) under the furniture to keep the laminate floors safe from scratching. They are not that expensive and can be found very easily. Felt pads also make it easy to drag furniture and reduce the scratches.
- Run Air Conditioner/Heating at an Optimal Level
Laminate floors end to contract and expand if they are exposed to extreme cold or hot temperatures. It is very important to use such appliances at an optimal temperature to prevent laminate floors from constant expansion/contractions.
- Trim Pet’s Nails
If you have pet roaming around the laminate floor, make sure you trim their nails regularly. File them as well to prevent scratches.
DIY Cleaning Options for Laminate Floors
One can easily find alternate cleaning options in their kitchen. The old fashioned vinegar and water mixture is still considered best for cleaning laminate floors. It is the best DIY solution available in almost every household. If you cannot afford or run out of expensive cleaners, grab a bottle of white vinegar, mix it with water and voila.
To make this DIY laminate floors cleaner, mix equal quantities of water and vinegar in hot water. Pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the floor before you mop with microfiber.
In case you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can also pour in a few drops of a scent or essential oil you like. But just beware, it may give a little dull look to the floor after mopping.
This cleaning method is indeed the cheapest option available to everyone, especially to some who cannot afford to buy expensive floor cleaners. If you are allergic to chemical smells, then this is what you have to clean your laminate floors with.
Is Pine Sol OK For Laminate Floors?
Absolutely! Pine-sol is so far the best choice to clean laminate floors. It requires a minimum amount of liquid to clean such floors and pine sol just do the magic with just a few drops spilled on the floor. Whether it is weekly cleaning or daily, whether it is your office or home, pine sol is the most convenient way of cleaning the floors.
What is Pine Sol?
Pine-sol is an all-purpose cleaner that removes messes from the floor without damaging them. Tough kitchen stains such as grease, grape juice, mustard, and soap scum can easily be removed by using this cleaner.
It can easily be used on tiles, wood and on laminate floors. Best to use it with Pine-sol cleaning mop.
Pine Sol Cleaning Mop
Pine-sol cleaning mop comes with a wide head and cleans more area in just one push. It saves hell lot of time as well the energy. A larger area even the congested corners of the room can easily be accessed by this product as it has the ability to swivels 180 degrees.
Its spray bottle provides full control to its users as they can control the solution quantity on their own. It is non-battery operated spray and you can control how much quantity of the cleaner you want to use one each cleaning spot.
The solution spray bottle is tightly sealed with non-slip foam grip to keep it safe from spilling. It gives excellent control while mopping the floors.
These solution bottles are refillable and can be used over and over again without the fear of cracking or leaking. You can use any solution of your choice to fill it up but this product works best when used with pine sol all-purpose cleaner.
Pine-sol also saves your money by providing scratch-free, absorbent and removable microfiber pad. It can be used both on the wet as well as on the dry floors. Do not fear of getting scratches on the floor now, use it on dry floors and have an amazing look.
Last but not least, this cleaning pad can also be washed over and over again without ruining the quality of the fabric. Prolong the life of your pine sol mop by spending money just once. It saves a lot of your money for sure.
How to Clean Laminate Floors with Pine-Sol Spray Mop?
Laminate floors are like hardwood and they have specific cleaning needs, if not met, they can get scratched in no time. Daily dirt cleaning is a must. However, cleaning them is not a difficult task. You just need to know what type of mop is required to clean without ruining them.
Traditional string mops are not suitable for laminate floors at all. They contain excess water and can leave a lot of moisture on the surface which can lead to damage by penetrating into the surface beneath.
Pine-sol microfiber mop with a spray bottle is the best option for cleaning laminate floors.
They are able to remove all kind of dirt while using a minimum amount of water. Its spray quality also prevents the water damage issues and floors get dry within 2 minutes.
Below is the quick run-down on how to clean laminate floors by using pine sol microfiber mop with a spray bottle;
- Clean the laminate floors with a soft broom because if any small particles are left behind, they will end up creating streaks and will stay on the floor even after mopping. It will also create scratches on the floor. So it is highly recommended to sweep the floor before using pine sol microfiber mop with a spray bottle.
- Damp the microfiber pad with warm water
- Put pine sol all-purpose cleaner in the attached spray bottle
- Mop the floor
- If microfiber of the product gets dirty, rinse it and reuse
- When you are finished, wash the microfiber pad once again and let it dry for the next use
These methods/precautions of cleaning laminate floors will save a lot of your time as well as the money. It is also the safest way of cleaning such floors and prevent it from warping.
Pine-sol microfiber mop is very lightweight and cleans the floor with very less struggle. Now there is no need to drag water buckets from one room to another, you just need to fill in the spray bottle and wash the pad only once for each room.
They are also great at picking up dog hair and you don’t need to reach the deepest corners as you do with brooms. It also easy to get under the tables and chairs. Pine-sol microfiber mop is definitely my best choice for my laminate floors.
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