How to mop laminate flooring without streaking
One of the basic tasks in the home is keeping the floor clean and in good condition. It is increasingly common for homes to have laminate flooring because it is a very attractive material and, being wood, insulates against the cold. But it's true that laminate flooring is not as easy to maintain as the terrace or even lino because you cannot mop it in any way and as it's matte, streaking in the floor is more noticeable. Therefore, in this OneHowTo article we show you how to mop laminate flooring without streaking.
- Mop or microfiber cloth
- Warm water
- Laminate flooring cleaner
The first thing you should do before mopping laminate flooring is to eliminate all types of hair, lint and other dust and dirt that accumulates on the floor. To do this, the best thing is to use the vacuum because it is the best technique for removing everything. If this is not possible, use a squeegee as it collects hairs and prevents them from spreading.
Second, before you find out how to mop laminate flooring it is recommended that you use the mop to finish collecting all the dirt you can. Also, if you apply a special dust catching product, it will reduce how quickly it reappears. Mop it around the floor gently.
To mop laminate flooring you should use a mop or microfiber cloth, not the usual one. The reason is that is drains more water and cleaner and is more careful with sensitive floors. You will find them in any supermarket.
To begin, fill a bucket with about five litres of warm water. If it is too cold or too hot it can expand or contract the wood. Therefore, it is best that you touch the water before mopping.
Then dilute in the bucket two plugs of a special product for laminated flooring. It is very important to check well that it is a suitable cleaner for your type of laminate.
Finally mix the water with the mop. Start mopping the laminate, wringing the mop well. Mop gently, being careful not to stain furniture and / or baseboards.
If you have accidentally scratched the floor, fear not! Take a look at how to repair a scratch on hardwood floor.
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- To verify that the product is right, do a little test in an inconspicuous area.