Laminate flooring has a protective coating to prolong the life of the ground and decrease stains and damage. While some cleansers may damage this waxy coating, white vinegar doesn’t. White vinegar can even remove glue that’s stuck to the finish during setup.
A Dry Run
Before cleaning a laminate floor with vinegar, then sweep it extensively; otherwise, a wet cleaning will disperse the dirt, making an even bigger mess. Some debris, such as bits of gravel tracked in from outside, can damage the ground, so pick up debris as soon as you see it. Sweep, vacuum or use a dust mop to pick up as much dust, debris and dirt as possible.
Vinegar Cleaning Solution
To earn a vinegar cleaner for laminate floors, add 1/2 white vinegar to a gallon of warm water in a bucket. Dip a sponge mop into the way, squeezing out excess water to avoid damaging the floors. The vinegar also helps prevent streaks.