How-To Clean Luxury Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

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Have you ever wondered how to clean luxury vinyl and laminate flooring? If you have, you've come to the right place.  Even though both types of flooring are different, with these same tips, you can clean not only both of these types of floors, but stone, and tile as well. Almost any floor can be cleaned with these very basic tips and tools.  

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? I have been doing mine in spurts.  Today, I did the bathroom and part of the kitchen.  When it was done, I stood back and took in all the clean.  The smell, the sparkle, the clean. There's just nothing like it.

Part of the cleaning includes the flooring. If you've followed along for any period of time, you know I am not thrilled with my flooring.  My kitchen, entryway, and bathroom flooring to be exact.  It's old.....1970's old, and not so pretty but that doesn't mean I can't show the love to it by taking good care of it and part of taking care of it is cleaning it the right way.

There are 3 basic steps to my cleaning process.

How to Clean Luxury Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

Just so you know, I don't mean to through you off with the "luxury vinyl" part of this but I am so stinking excited, I'm getting new flooring soon (luxury vinyl - ooh la la) and the tips I'm sharing with you for cleaning laminate flooring will work just as well for luxury vinyl, stone, tile, and laminate.

broom and dustpan on floor

Step 1

Sweep.  This may seem like a duh step but it's a really important step. You want to get any crumbs, hair, dog food, etc. off the floor before moving on.

Step 2

close up of floor with crumbs

Vacuum.  No matter how well I sweep, there is always something left behind in the corners and under the cabinets....always.

Vacuum with attachment cleaning crumbs off of floor

To get rid of the pesky remnants, grab your vacuum and use the extension wand and crevice tool and clean up corners, under cabinets, under the fridge, etc.

Step 3

close up of Bona floor cleaner parts

Use the right tool to rid your floors of dust, grime, winter ickiness, and more. I previously always used a mop and a bucket (before that, on my hands and knees - wow...times have changed) but just a few weeks ago, when I found out I was getting my new floors, I knew I wanted to treat the floors I have now and my new floors to the best and that's where Bona comes in. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed using it. It is so much easier than my previous method and the floors look and feel so fresh and sparkly with almost no effort.

Bona Box

I like that it's neat and tidy. Everything is right there in one handy unit. No bucket needed. No rinsing needed. All you do is spray and mop. The Bona Stone, Tile, & Laminate Cleaner is ready to use (no mixing needed), and is a quick (fast-drying) solution that leaves no residue.  It's safe for your family (GREENGUARD GOLD certification) and is recommended by professionals.  All of this is good enough for me (and my new or old floors).

care instructions for Bona pad

And I really like this, the Bona cleaning pad is machine washable. NO WASTE!

Cleaning laminate flooring with a Bona

Now, let's get spring cleaning and show the love to your floors with Bona! Check out their page by clicking this little ole link here for more info.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up to receive coupons and seasonal emails.  You'll be happy you did and once my new floor is installed, I'll be sharing pictures of it...I'll probably be lying on it and giving it snuggles!

Pinterest image of cleaning floor with a Bona

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  1. Wheee!! Not only do your floors sparkle you have minions to make them sparkle!! 🙂 What a great son you have. I LOVE that it has a washable pad. I'm thinking it cleans so much better, too. Did you say new floors!! That's so exciting!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      LOL Yes, the minions help with the sparkle! You're too funny and yes I am soooo excited about the new floors. EEEKKKK

  2. Jaclyn Musselman says:

    It's great when you can get the kids willing and involved in chores!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I agree, Jaclyn! When my youngest son was smaller he loved to vacuum. He'll still do it but not with as much "zest"!

  3. Daisy James says:

    It's good to know that you should also vacuum the floor. My sister was at my house yesterday afternoon, and she talked about how she wants to look into getting vinyl flooring installed in her living room and kitchen sometime next month. I'll pass this information along to her so she can know how to clean vinyl flooring properly.