DIY Laminate Floor Spray/Cleaner

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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 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’m a little ticked at Target for not having any “fun” carts… ones with steering wheels usually buy me about 45 minutes at a store, but alas I’m stuck with very short Target trips because they don’t have them.

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.

Recipe for DIY Floor Cleaner:

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

Instructions

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.

Know what else you can DIY quick and easy? Check out my tutorial for easy, $1 Reusable Swiffer Pads

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

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8 thoughts on “DIY Laminate Floor Spray/Cleaner”

    • Hi. Desperate to get rid of streaks and the haze. Would love to love my floor again lol
      I saw someone use a steam mop, and it says bot too. I keep seeing all these different talks about this mixture, but everyone is different. I got my flooring at Costco, and I hate it now, to the point where AI want to rip it up lol
      I need help, do I get the steam mop? Or what mixture do I go with?? I’m so confused and have a big house with all this laminated flooring.
      I dont know if I have sent you a message lol I’m trying to get a few opinions.
      Thank you!!

      • I’d look up your flooring type and see what manufacturer suggests. But you could always borrow a steam mop from a friend and see how it goes! I’ve made my own floor cleaner too and just used a regular mop.

        Personally I haven’t noticed streaking on my floor with the steam mop but TBH I’m not too picky.

  1. 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.

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