October 13, 2016

DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner

laminate-floor-cleaner-clean-mamaOne of the biggest complaints I hear about laminate floor cleaners is that commercial cleaners leave behind a sticky residue that attracts dirt and dust. My all time favorite laminate floor cleaner is a simple DIY cleaner using every day ingredients. Try out this recipe for an effective, economical solution to cleaning your laminate floors.

Here’s why this recipe works:

The vinegar cleans and the rubbing alcohol aids in the drying and adds a sanitizing component. The combination is great for getting those floors perfectly clean. Laminate and water are not a good combination so you’ll want to use this as a spray format in a bottle or in a refillable mop in lieu of a mop and bucket. Always make sure that you aren’t leaving any standing water on your floors as you’re washing them.
To make about 16 ounces or enough to fit in a spray bottle (I sell glass sell spray bottles and essential oils in my Clean Mama Home shop) – use this recipe:


  • 5 ounces white vinegar
  • 5 ounces rubbing alcohol
  • 5 ounces water (use distilled or boiled and cooled water if you are wanting to store this longer than one week)
  • optional: 3-5 drops essential oils (lemon or orange and peppermint is a great combination for this recipe)

Combine the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle or spray mop and use weekly or more if necessary.

Have hardwood floors? Don’t use this recipe – the high ratios of rubbing alcohol and vinegar aren’t compatible with your floors.

Try these methods instead….

how-to-wash-hardwood-floors-without-vinegar-clean-mamaHow to Clean Hardwood Floors WITHOUT Vinegar

3 Ways to Wash Hardwood Floors via Clean Mama

3 Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors WITH Vinegar 
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