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Question DetailsAsked on 5/26/2011

What's the best cleaner for laminate flooring?

The installer recommended a splash of PineSol in water, quickly mop with a barely damp mop and then go over the floors again with a dry mop pad. That would be great except I hate the smell of PineSol and, more importantly, I don't have all day to do the mop n dry routine. At our Home Depot, they recommend a spray for spots; which evaporates upon wiping. Again, I would need an entire day to spray and wipe each area. looked online and couldn't find anything either. Does anybody know of a cleaner that can be used over large areas and that evaporates immediately?

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OH MY! Seems odd that every retailer didn't try to sell you a commericial cleaner [:O]

Personally I CHOSE laminate flooring (10 years). easy to keep clean even with 2 very large dogs running in & out! Using a microfiber mop to remove dust & dog hair; quickly removing wet spills, and a biweekly vaciuum to remove all dust & dirt; THEN applying my homemade inexpensive mix of distilled vinegar/water solution & using a clean high quality microfiber mop.... works for me!

lol,sorry michelema, no offence intended , but if your home doesn't have a built in vac system why not buy a ROOMBA dry vac and hire someone to wash & dry floors via the old hands & knees methiod

Answered 9 years ago by tessa89


I have lived over half a century and yet I have never heard of - or needed - a cleaner that "evaporates immediately." I also use a solution of vinegar and water, but I hardly have to use it at all because a few years ago we started taking our shoes off - and insisting everyone else does it too - as soon as we come in the door. It's amazing how clean the floors stay when you do that.

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense


Thanks to the responders but I found an acquaintance who has used Wilsonart Laminate cleaner for years and swears by it. A splash in a gallon of water and it DOES evaporate immediately, leaving no streaks.

Answered 9 years ago by michelemabelle

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