DIY Laminate Floor Spray/Cleaner

October 17, 2012

How to make your own cleaner for laminate floorsI was searching at Target and our local grocery store the other day for spray to clean our laminate
floors, but I couldn't find anything that specified it could be used on laminate floors. This was pretty annoying as getting a toddler in and out of the car isn't enjoyable and neither is listening to him scream after 5 minutes in the cart. I'm a little ticked at Target for not having any "fun" carts... ones with steering wheels usually buy me about 45 minutes at a store, but alas I'm stuck with very short Target trips because they don't have them.

I was trying to keep Baby G quiet while searching the internet on my phone to see if any of these sprays might work for laminate, when I came across a DIY spray. Ugh. Not sure why I didn't think of this before, but I decided to just make my own when I got home.

I told Daddy B that I was going to make it and he says, "Let me guess... vinegar... blue dawn...?" Haha. He's so clever. Someday when all the four billion cleaners I have are used up, I'm just going to keep a lifetime supply of those ingredients. It would save me so much space.

Here are some links to a few different laminate floor cleaners:

This is how much you get if you do 1 cup each of vinegar, water,
and rubbing alcohol... plus a few drops of blue dawn.

I just sprayed the floor and wiped it with my swiffer (minus the swiffer spray). I don't really like the swiffer spray for the laminate floors- I actually don't think you're SUPPOSED to use it, but I could be wrong. Probably someday soon I'm going to make those reusable swiffer pads too, but I have the disposable ones to use up first.

Here's my before and after... hope you can see the difference with the picture!

Pretty simple and effective spray. Happy Momma! Now I just need the trick to keep the floors clean... Baby G just dropped his goo'ed lunch all over my clean floor!


  1. Vinegar and water (1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water) is the hands-down best choice for laminate floors. Detergents, polishes and other cleaners will actually leave a film and make your footprint problem appear worse.

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  2. It works like a charm! I love this stuff. No streaks at all, cheap to make and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
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