Can the Swiffer Wet Jet be used on laminate floors?
By Jobetdav from Pensacola, FL
I use the Swifter on my laminate floors. Haven't noticed any damage.
I was told by the salesman that sold me my floor never to use a swiffer type product on my laminate floor as it would leave a reside after time that would be impossible to remove. I either use vinegar and water for everyday and BONA once a week. Also make sure that you never leave standing water in the floor only damp mop or it will cause it to peel up.
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I have a question about the swiffer wet towels. We have the pergo laminate floors (that look like hardwood floors). We can only use vinegar to clean them. I buy the swiffer with vinegar for laminate floors. Can someone give me a recipe that I can used instead of buying that cleaner? How much water to how much vinegar? I have the swiffer mop that you attach the sheets by poking them in the little holes. Not the wet jet.
Jennifer in KY
My husband sells this flooring. They are told that the ONLY cleaner to use on them is Windex. Spray and dry Swiffer and the floor shines beautifully. (08/10/2005)
I use viva brand paper towels on my swiffer (the ones marked "most like cloth"), because they truly are like cloth. I don't use the generic ones, they'll shred the minute they get wet. Then I use a spray bottle with about 1/4 white vinegar to 3/4 water and just spray, wipe, and toss the paper towel when done.
Can't get any cheaper or safer. It costs only pennies a gallon, it is a natural and highly effective disinfectant and degreaser, is totally harmless to humans and animals and the odor dissipates in a few minutes. I have saved a ton of money using this on my wood and linoleum floors. Great for dusting or quick clean up. Incidentally, vinegar and/or ammonia is the active ingredient in Windex. (08/10/2005)