Let’s begin with the obvious fact; there are laminated wood floors in your home that are under heavy use. They take a heavy footfall and dust and grime thus need regular cleaning and maintenance. They are preferred because they offer aesthetics and performance at an affordable price. They do not stain easily and are durable.
In this article, you will learn the best ways to deep clean your laminate wood floors. The first thing to know is that you should not be using any harsh cleansers as these can cause streaking and corrosion to the floor. These will cause warps and scratches. Here are a few green recipes for cleaning using natural products without damaging the floors.
This is used for all laminated surfaces. This cleans not only the dust and grime from footfall and dirty shoes. It also removes grease and mud well.
- � cup vinegar
- � cup water
- � detergent
- � salt
- 1 whole lemon if possible grind the rind
- ¼ cup soda bicarbonate
Mix all these ingredients in a container and store. Pour � a cup of this mixture into the mopping bucket and add 4 liters of water, then mop your floor with this. The water is the solvent for all the ingredients; the vinegar, lemon, detergent cut the grime. The lemon bleaches and adds freshness to the house. The salt keeps the ants and other insects away and absorbs the dank negative energy. On the other hand, the soda bicarbonate removes rusts and stains while serving as a bactericide and fungicide.
Gentle Soap Solutions:
This can be used to clean the laminated floors. The maids of yore would add a grated castile soap to the water and scrub the floors on hands and knees. Alternatively, you could use a long-handled mop to wipe the floors. Fill the bucket with warm water, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of a mild detergent like the dishwashing liquid to 2 liters of water. Then use a microfibre cloth to wipe the floors.
Remember to wring the cloth till it is just soggy. Otherwise, it will leave water stains on the floor. Begin wiping the floor from one side of the room to the other. This organized method of wiping the floor ensures you clean every corner of the room. The benefit of using the soggy mop is that it gathers up the dust and grime due to cohesion between the dust and the moist cloth. Meanwhile leaving only so much moisture behind that it dries up quickly, leaving only the lingering freshness of the detergents perfume behind.
Stain Removal With Ice:
Floors get wax and chewing gum on them. Put a piece of ice to harden them and then gently scrape them off by using a flat tool like a cutlery knife or nail file. Then wipe the surface with a soft damp cloth till shiny and clean.
Remove Stains With Nail Polish Remover:
The nail polish remover has acetone in it. Acetone is an organic solvent and it works by dissolving hardened wax, nail polish and paint drips from the floor leaving it pristine.
Use mellow vinegar; pour ¼ cup vinegar into 32 ounces’ spray bottle. Fill the rest with water. Shake well. Spray the solution on the laminate floor. Use white vinegar to prevent staining of the floor and use in minimal amounts as it is mildly corrosive. Remove the solution with a damp cloth. Then buff it with a dry one to return the polish.
There are many best practices for cleaning hardwood floors. All the above suggestions are gentle on the skin, floor, and environment. There are biodegradable options available now. With the help of these options, you will be able to clean well as well as be environmentally conscious.