Are you looking for a simple, effective cleaning recipe for your laminate floors that’s made with safe ingredients? We must be kindred spirits!
I’ve found one that I love and I think you will too!
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Our family was recently blessed with new laminate flooring. I love it! (The above is NOT a picture of it.) I’m the biggest slacker when it comes to cleaning floors. I just don’t like it, and it shows. (Please call before coming over to my house! Just kidding, you’re welcome anytime!)
But I knew if I found an all natural solution to wash my floors with, at least I wouldn’t be feeling guilty about my baby crawling all over it. I wanted something that wouldn’t hurt the environment and wouldn’t be harsh on little lungs.
Here’s what we use…
1/3 Cup Water
1/3 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
1/3 Cup White Vinegar
3 Drops of Liquid Dish-washing Soap
5-10 Drops of Essential Oil (We use Lemon or Orange)
We fill up our Casabella Microfiber Spray Mop with this recipe because you can put whatever cleaning solution you want and the microfiber works great and is washable.
There you have it! A recipe to have naturally clean floors. Now if only I actually took the time to wash them!
Please test this on your particular floor in a small spot! It works great for us but we’ve only used it on laminate and vinyl and I’d hate for you to do damage.
I clean mine with Glass Plus and a micro-fiber mop. Just spritz the floor and mop over it with the micro-fiber. If you previously used a cleaner on it you may have a residue that is smearing when you mop it. I tried using a steam mop on mine and that was a streaky mess. Just plain water streaks if I don’t towel dry it. Glass plus is the only thing I have found that won’t streak.