What other ingredients do I need? How to make a laminate floor cleaner with essential oils?
Michelle Frank, Bloomfield
Cleaning floors the right way leaves them free of dirt and grime and with a nice shine. The wrong way of washing laminate floors shows streaks and dullness that no one wants. I’m glad you asked how to make the best cleaner for laminate floors. Besides essential oils, all you need are Castile soap and water.
As you may already know, too much water on a wood laminate floor is a no-no because it can seep in between the boards and cause warping. So to make this first recipe, combine only two cups of warm water with two drops of Castile soap. Then add three drops of tea tree and two of lemon or orange essential oil.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, not into a mop bucket for one of the best ways to clean laminate wood flooring. Spray the floor with the solution and clean the floor, as usual, to make laminate floors shine. You won’t need to rinse this DIY floor polish and cleaner. It does it all the cleaning and polishing in one step.
There are three other recipes I will share with you. You can see all the details on this page: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-clean-laminate-floors/
The first is a laminate tile floor cleaner. Again, you’ll need a spray bottle with two cups of warm water. Add two cups of distilled white vinegar. Then complete the mixture with five to ten drops of your favorite essential oil. This particular cleaner is excellent for kitchen and bathroom floors because it disinfects while it cleans.
You can also clean laminate wood floors and care for vinyl plank floors with alcohol and vinegar. The rubbing alcohol speeds up evaporation so that the floor isn’t damaged by the water. Since this is another no-rinse recipe, all you need is a spray bottle and a mop.
Mix a half a cup each of rubbing alcohol, distilled white vinegar, and distilled water. Then add four drops of liquid dishwashing detergent and five drops of essential oil like peppermint. It happens that this cleaner can also be used for countertops, mirrors, and windows, as well.
As an alternative, you might want to check out our recipes for homemade hardwood floor cleaners. Some of these simple home remedies can also easily be used to clean laminate flooring. Always ensure that you do not use too much of any liquid to clean these types of floors. Wipe dry when finished just to be sure.
Finally, you can add shine with a homemade polish. Apply it after you’ve mopped. The recipe calls for vegetable oil, vinegar, and essential oil. You can read all about it on the page I referenced above.
I hope these tips help your floors look spectacular.