How to clean laminate floors | Shining laminate with these tips

It is important to clean a laminate floor regularly so that the laminate lasts longer. Fortunately, it is easy to clean a laminate floor with the right cleaning products. In this article we share tips on how to mop a laminate floor without leaving streaks.

It remains important to clean and maintain laminate


how to clean laminate floorsLaminate floors are amongst the most popular floors in the Netherlands. A laminate will not scratch easily because of the hard and protective synthetic top coat. Over time, laminate floors will start to show signs of use. So it continues to be important to maintain and protect your laminate floor properly for a longer lifespan. You also need to clean the floor regularly of course. In this article you can read the best way to clean laminate flooring.

How do you clean laminate floors? HG makes light work of mopping laminate

HG has various products in its range to protect and clean laminate effectively. Every laminate cleaner has its own components. You can select the product that is best for you. HG has a comprehensive range for cleaning your laminate floors.

HG laminate cleaner is a concentrated laminated cleaner for all types of laminate floors. With this cleaner you can clean the floor quickly and safely. This cleaner does not produce a build-up of shine. 

HG laminate gloss cleaner cleans the laminate and restores the shine. This cleaner is good for regular cleaning and is safe to use. 

HG laminate power cleaner is ideal for removing stubborn dirt and grease from all types of laminate floors. This extra strong cleaner also removes protective coatings. That makes it suitable as a pre-treatment for a new protective coating.  

Can you mop laminate floors? This is how you use HG laminate cleaner: 

  1. Dissolve 50 ml of cleaner in half a bucket (5 l) of lukewarm water. If the floor is extremely dirty, a stronger solution can be made of up to 100 ml in half a bucket of water. For HG laminate power cleaner you need to dissolve 1 litre in half a bucket of water.
  2. Mop the laminate floor with a properly wrung-out mop or floor cloth.
  3. Rinse it regularly in the solution.
  4. Leave the floor to dry naturally. No need to rinse of mop afterwards.

HG laminate power cleaner is ideal for removing stubborn dirt and grease from all types of laminate floors. This extra strong cleaner also removes protective coatings. That makes it suitable as a pre-treatment for a new protective coating.  Check the product page to see how.

For daily cleaning, we also have HG laminate spray for daily use. This is ideal for removing light dirt, such as dust and sand, on a daily basis. With this spray, the laminate is clean in no time. Check the product page for the instructions.

2 DIY ways for cleaning a laminate floor

best way to clean laminate floors

There are some tips on the internet for cleaning laminate floors. HG selected two tips. They do not guarantee a clean floor. For the best result, you can use HG laminate cleaner or HG laminate power cleaner

Cleaning laminate floors with vinegar

Add small dash of vinegar to your bucket of lukewarm water and mop your floor. Don't make the floor too wet and leave it to dry naturally.

Clean laminate with ammonia

Add a dash of ammonia to a bucket of lukewarm water and clean the floor with a dry cloth. Don't make the floor too wet. Dry the wet parts immediately afterwards with another dry cloth. 

Clean laminate floors with soft household soap or a steam cleaner

Internet also has tips for cleaning laminate with soft household soap. Can you steam clean laminate floors? We strongly advise against cleaning your laminate floor with a steam cleaner or soft household soap. Soft household soap can make your laminate dull or give it streaks. 

The steam cleaner produces steam that comes between the seams of the laminate. That makes the subfloor damp and the floor is likely to expand and lift. 

Frequently Asked Questions about cleaning laminate floors

Why should I clean laminate?

If you maintain and clean your laminate, it will last longer.

Which HG products should I use to clean laminate?

We have 5 products in our range you can use to clean laminate. This treatment matrix shows exactly which product is best suited for your treatment.

Are there alternatives for cleaning my laminate floor?

You can try to clean your floor with vinegar or ammonia. It is better not to use soft household soap or a steam cleaner.



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