How to Make Your Own Laminate Floor Cleaner

What You'll Need
Empty bottle
Spray bottle
Bucket or large bowl
Measuring cups
Disposable whisk or wooden spoon
White vinegar
2 percent isopropyl alcohol
Oil-free liquid dish detergent
Microfiber towel

A laminate floor is an inexpensive alternative to more expensive floors, but to main its surface, you must have a specially formulate laminate floor cleaner. This type of product can be expensive, and it can also be harmful to pets and children. However, other floor cleaners can damage the laminate or leave it sticky or slippery. To avoid spending money on an expensive commercial brand—or to make your own earth- and animal-friendly alternative—follow the instructions below.

Step 1 - Mixing the Laminate Floor Cleaner

You will be mixing the solution in a bucket or a large bowl that should be clean and free of dust. The recipe for laminate floor cleaner is very easy:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup isopropyl alcohol
  • 2 drops of oil-free dish detergent

If you need more of the cleaner, you simply have to double the recipe. Once all of the ingredients are in the container, use the disposable whisk or wooden spoon to stir it all together.

Step 2 - The Container

You can store the solution in either a spray bottle of pour bottle. A spray bottle will allow you to use the cleaner to clean counters and as a direction or localized cleaner. The other option is to pour the laminate floor cleaner into a bottle with a mouth on it.

Either way, you should buy a new bottle and never reuse an old bottle as you will contaminate your solution. Insert the funnel into the container of your choice, and pour the laminate floor cleaner into the funnel.

Step 3 - Using the Laminate Floor Cleaner

Always sweep the laminate floor before using the laminate floor cleaner. There is no need to thin out this solution, so all you need to do is spray the area on the floor that has the stain. Allow the cleaner time to penetrate the stain, and then wipe away with a microfiber towel.

If using a pour bottle, then pour some onto the microfiber towel and simply scrub the area.