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How to Clean Laminate Floors Like the Pros

What’s the best way to clean laminate floors?

As hard floors continue to gain popularity in homes across the country, we’re starting to see more people choosing to put laminate floors in their homes. Laminate has come a long way in the last few decades. It’s actually pretty impressive how realistic the wood laminate floors can look. They’re a great option for families with kids and pets, because we know those two groups make most of the messes in our homes. But all those messes also mean a lot of time can be spent cleaning laminate floors. So, what’s the best way to clean laminate floors you ask? You’ll be happy to know the answer to that question is simple, thanks to so many of our products.

If you’re the proud owner of laminate floors, a good first step in learning how to clean laminate wood floors is to always keep a stick vac nearby. Stick vacuums are lightweight, agile and work on area rugs and hard floors. Multi Reach™ Cordless is one of our personal favorites. Take a few minutes a couple nights a week to vacuum your laminate floors. This will help them last longer and keep them looking their best. But, every once in a while, those floors are going to need a little more attention. And if you’re looking for the best laminate floor cleaner, you’ve come to the right place.

Because laminate floors are so delicate, our product development specialists spend a lot of time not only trying to find safe and effective solutions and understanding how to clean laminate flooring but also how to shine laminate floors. It’s what led BISSELL chemists to develop our Multi-Surface Formula for hard surface cleaning machines. They know a lot of liquid cleaners can be bad for laminate floors, but not this formula. It’s safe on sealed hard floors, tile, laminate, and even area rugs (when you use it with a CrossWave® Pet Pro). Plus, it has the fresh scent of Febreze in it, so your floors don’t just look cleaner, they feel and smell cleaner too!

"Works like a charm on our planed laminate flooring! Cleans without any suds-ing."* - Brenda, 5-star review

The formula also works like a charm in our SpinWave® machines.This innovative laminate floor cleaning scrubs tough, sticky messes off hard floors while still remaining gentle on laminate and other hard floors. While there is no single best way to clean laminate wood floors - it's all about choosing the option that is right for you, and that just may be our SpinWave®! And, it's actually pretty fun to watch the two spinning mop pads glide across your laminate floors. There’s just something therapeutic about seeing a good clean. SpinWave® also lets you control how much solution you put on your floors, thanks to an on-demand spray control. This feature is especially important for laminate floors. You don’t want to keep any sort of liquid on the floors for too long since that runs the risk of ruining them, so being able to control the solution on the floor also helps you control how long it takes your floors to dry. Both SpinWave® and CrossWave® machines were developed with one big goal in mind, to make washing your floors easier and less of a chore, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle and mess of a traditional mop and bucket. And from what we’ve heard, many people are happy with the results.

"I used this on my laminate floors. My floors look brand new again. I love this stuff."* - Eleoj

Our steam products are another great option, if you’re looking for answers on how to clean laminate floors. They use water to naturally clean your floors. But it’s not just the natural cleaning power of steam that’s safe for sealed hard floors, our steam mops also use microfiber pads that are gentle on laminate and other hard floors. We know this is especially important for people who have kids and pets in their families. Speaking of pets, a lot of people feed their pets in the kitchen and a majority of kitchens feature laminate floors. So, what’s a natural way to clean your kitchen laminate floors? Our PowerFresh® Pet Lift-Off® Steam Mop converts to a handheld steamer and comes with 13 attachments, including a flat scraping tool (pictured above) that helps naturally remove stuck-on food and other messes on and around pet dishes on laminate floors. If you’re looking for a little more than just how to clean a laminate floor, this machine could be the answer for you.

When it comes to understanding how to clean wood laminate floors, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Remember a lot of liquid is bad for laminate floors, so if you spill something, clean it as fast as you can.
  • Consider putting doormats near all doors in and outside of the house to help control dirt.
  • Also consider buying a bigger area rug to place under chairs or tables that sit directly on top of laminate.

If nothing else, buying a few new rugs is a good excuse to add a little fun to your rooms with laminate floors. And the best part is, if you have a CrossWave®, you can vacuum and wash your laminate floors and area rugs all at the same time!


*Reviews from BISSELL.com as of 4/04/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.

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