What Can I Use on Laminate Floors That Won't Streak?

February 5, 2011

A woman cleaning a laminate floor.How do you clean light colored Pergo floors? I have tried mopping with vinegar and with ammonia and even with Pergo cleaner, but there are streaks that show up after a day or so. I've tried the steam mop, but it still streaks. Help!


By Susan from Tampa, FL


February 5, 20112 found this helpful
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The trick is to dry them after you mop. You can buy a wide, rectangular "mop" (intended as a dry mop), with microfiber covers that are washable and reusable. I would try running it over the floor after you mop, and see if that helps, You could probably also make covers from old towels for a swiffer dry mop. Wouldn't be as wide, so more swipes would be needed, but if you have the swiffer, would be free!

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February 6, 20112 found this helpful
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It's very likely the mop you're using. Try using a good absorbent sponge mop, it won't leave streaks of water on the floor. Jilson's idea is also good, will accomplish the same thing, removing the water that's left behind.

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February 6, 20112 found this helpful
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I had a hardwood floor refinisher tell me that he used a Hoover Floor Mate. It vacuums washes and dries without leaving any residue at all.

When you empty the water you will see how much dirt any other method leaves on the floor and believe me I've tried them all, no more streaking on my ceramic tiles or my hardwood.


I sometimes use a mild solution of vinegar/water. The dirty water is vacuumed up into the reserve tank and doesn't just get pushed around. I hope this helps.

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October 18, 2010

I have dark laminate floors. What can I use on them that won't make them look dull and streaky?

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February 5, 2011

I have Pergo floors. I have tried mopping them with a damp mop and with ammonia and with vinegar and even with the Pergo cleaner. I have tried the new steam mop as well.

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