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messageCleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by DulwichFox June 11, 11:01AM

I'm looking for advice on Cleaning Laminate Flooring.

I've looked at some YouTube Vids. but methods vary.

Cleaning Mops, sponge head mops, Cleaning fluids, Water and Vinegar ???

Any tips much appreciated.

DulwichFox

ETA Cannot get the surface too wet.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 11, 11:02am by DulwichFox.

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by peckham_ryu June 11, 04:07PM

I know youíve got to be careful not to get the floor too wet, but I let the cleaner get on with mopping the whole lot with Flash like any other floor, and itís done no harm. As long as the mop is reasonably wrung out, it doesnít slosh water everywhere.

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by mariajoyofcleaning June 11, 05:03PM

Of course always use very well cleaned and wrung out mops / clothes and make sure you do not leave too much chemicals residue on the floor.

Choice of products and frequency of wet cleaning mostly depends on what your laminate floor is made of (resins, plastic, wood?)

Secondly how do you use the floor, if you have kids eating and playing around dropping sticky and oily food, if you do daily hoovering or not, if you use boots and trainers or dirty shoes inside the house or not, if you have pets and so on and so forth.

Finally, there is a huge difference in what you can do for good maintenance, hygiene and health if your laminate floor is in a dry and well ventilate house / flat or in a ground floor subject to mould and damp - there are few places in Dulwich / East Dulwich and surrounding areas that have not been built upon or very close to streams of water, rivers and natural ponds covered in Victorian times and during last Century.

Best of luck and do not hesitate to get in touch or ask for a quote if you want a professionally cleaned floor

Maria

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messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by DulwichFox June 11, 05:14PM

The floor was solid with Large ceramic tiles.
The floor was then screeded all over to include areas not tiled to level the floor.

An Aluminium backed insulating underlay was laid and a high quality interlocking laminate was laid.

The floor was laid over the entire Kichen to cover areas under all units.
The joints are virtually invisible so not too worried about water seepage.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by Sue June 11, 06:12PM

Can you not contact the supplier or manufacturer to get their advice on how to clean the floor?

I'd have thought that would be your best way forward?

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by DulwichFox June 11, 06:43PM

Sue Wrote:
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> Can you not contact the supplier or manufacturer
> to get their advice on how to clean the floor?
>
> I'd have thought that would be your best way
> forward?

The flooring was supplied from Howdens. Not Cheap. Could give them a ring. Thanks

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by diable rouge June 11, 07:24PM

If you an find your product click on it and it should come up with a care and maintenance section, the one I looked at said not to use cleaning agents with wax and polish. They are designed to be hard wearing so a simple mild detergent with a damp cloth should be ok... [www.howdens.com]

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by snoopy17 June 11, 08:06PM

Mops will ruin laminate flooring.
Bit of flash with soft cloth wrung out so its barley wet.

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by mariajoyofcleaning June 17, 08:06PM

I have checked for curiosity as I have a client with the same type of floor and it looks like they do not disclose the specific glue their product is made of so if you have spilled something that does not go away it may be a bit of a pain-in-the-ass job...

Anyhow, I hope you have sorted in the meantime. If no, they say to do what I usually do that is (copying here from their website):

"Do not use steam mops or cleaners
Do not leave standing water on the floor, wipe up any spills immediately
General cleaning of the floor should be done using a soft broom or vacuum cleaner
A well rung out mop can also be used periodically, however avoid the use of excess water
We recommend that floor mats are used at entrances to the property - this will help avoid abrasive particles damaging the surface
Do not use abrasive cleaning materials: scouring powders, steel wool, metal brushes etc. "

I usually dilute kind of a spoon of bleach in the bucket of water I soak the mop in and that (very well wrung out as said) works quite well

Maria

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by fishbiscuits June 20, 09:33AM

For weekly cleaning, vacuum is best. Then every month or so, as snoop and maria said, mop with a bit of flash/dettol or whatever, and wring it out very thoroughly.

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by Pugwash June 20, 01:27PM

Does the same apply to engineered wood flooring?

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by mariajoyofcleaning June 22, 04:31PM

Yes Pugwash as far as I know the same applies to any surface as self-cleaning materials are still a bit further down the line while germs and bacteria expand exponentially



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messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by uncleglen June 22, 06:04PM

Here you go
[www.google.com]

messageRe: Cleaning Laminate Flooring.
Posted by doberso July 11, 02:16PM

It is not a secret that any floor covering, including laminated, needs a regular and thorough cleaning. However, not any equipment or cleanser is suitable for these purposes. Can you tell me the best mop for laminate floors, which one is better to clean the laminate so it keeps its original appearance for a long time? I wish only experienced people who know what they are talking about would answer. There are too many couch analysts online now who havenít done anything themselves.



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