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How to make your own cleaner for laminate floors

How to make a quick and easy DIY laminate floor cleaner using vinegar, dawn and rubbing alcohol.

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I was searching at Target and our local grocery store the other day for Swiffer replacement spray to clean our laminate floors, but I couldn’t find anything that specified it could be used on laminate floors. This was pretty annoying as getting a toddler in and out of the car isn’t enjoyable and neither is listening to him scream after 5 minutes in the cart.

I was trying to keep Baby G quiet while searching the internet on my phone to see if any of these sprays might work for laminate, when I came across a DIY spray. Not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but I decided to just make my own when I got home.

I told Daddy B that I was going to make it and he says, “Let me guess… vinegar… blue dawn…?” Haha. He’s so clever.

Someday when all the four billion cleaners I have are used up, I’m just going to keep a lifetime supply of those ingredients. It would save me so much space.

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Recipe for DIY Floor Cleaner:

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Mix and spray as needed.

Here are some links to two different laminate floor cleaners that inspired my post:

Laminate floor cleaner DIY.
This is how much you get if you do 1 cup each of vinegar, water, and rubbing alcohol… plus a few drops of blue dawn.

I just sprayed the floor and wiped it with my Swiffer (minus the Swiffer spray). I don’t really like the Swiffer spray for the laminate floors- I actually don’t think you’re SUPPOSED to use it, but I could be wrong.

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Before/after photos from laminate floor spray.
Here’s my before and after… hope you can see the difference with the picture!

Pretty simple and effective spray. Happy Momma! Now I just need the trick to keep the floors clean… Baby G just dropped his goo’ed lunch all over my clean floor!

Update June 2, 2015: I’ve since switched to using a steam mop… steam mops just use water to create steam to clean your floors. They’re a bit more expensive than a swiffer, but I love that I don’t need spray. Check out my blog post about my Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop

Yield: 1 Bottle

DIY Laminate Floor Spray Cleaner

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1-$5

Learn how to make a quick and easy DIY laminate floor cleaner using vinegar, dawn and rubbing alcohol.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • A few drops of Blue Dawn


  • Spray Bottles
  • Swiffer


  1. Mix and spray as needed.

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Renee Lundstrom

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

I need to make this solution for a large s.f. church building mopping of both vinyl flooring and sealed concrete. Minimally 2 gallons at a time. Would you still use this ratio? Could you tell me what the benefit is in adding rubbing alcohol unseen i other mop recipes? Thank you.

Kate Brownell

Saturday 30th of March 2019

Thanks to providing such a valuable information about the homemade DIY laminate floor cleaner. Since last few months I had searched for DIY laminate floor cleaner in every stores and on online shopping sites but unable to get the proper DIY laminate floor cleaner. But after reading this post I know how to prepare floor cleaner and I have installed this. It’s really helpful and working fine. I have hardwood flooring in my bedroom and laminate flooring in kitchen. So for kitchen it is very much required to use proper floor cleaner.


Saturday 16th of February 2019

My laminate floor (coated for waterproofing.) was accidently waxed. What can i safely use to remove wax?


Sunday 17th of February 2019

Honestly, I'm not sure! I hope you find an answer... :)

Carolin Flores

Monday 29th of June 2015

It's a great and easy recipe! I use water and vinegar only, now I'm just adding the rest of the ingredients and it's done. Thank you for sharing it!

Cleo Rogers

Saturday 15th of February 2014

It works like a charm! I love this stuff. No streaks at all, cheap to make and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!Best Janitorial Service in Seattle WA

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