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What Can I Use To Clean Pergo Floors?

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If you have a Pergo floor in your home, you want to keep it clean and looking its best. There are ways to do it properly.

The best way to clean a Pergo floor is using one cup of white vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water. You would then use it to mop the floor gently, being careful not to get the floor very wet. Otherwise, you could wash it by hand using the same mixture with a rag that is wrung out almost dry.

Although some people consider Pergo to be a floor in and of itself, it is actually just the brand name for a laminate floor. It is probably one of the better-known brand names, but you are essentially dealing with laminate.

That is why it is important to understand how laminate is made and what you can do to clean it safely.

What Can I Use To Clean Pergo Floors?

Laminate is a multilayer engineered floor that is essentially made up of particleboard overlaid by an image and a wear layer. Since the particleboard does not stand up well to water, it’s important that you don’t get your laminate floor too wet.

Pergo is the same as any other type of laminate floor, and the use of too much water has ruined many of them. Essentially, you don’t want to use more water than you have to, and if at all possible, you would not use water to clean it.

Cleaning the floor on a regular basis using a dry mop or broom is essential to keep the floor clean and make it last as long as possible. Running a dust mop over it daily and spot cleaning any areas that are necessary will go a long way in helping it to last for many years.

Sometimes, you may find that your Pergo floor has lost its shine over time. This can be delayed by caring for it on a daily basis but sometimes, you may need to bring the shine back again.

There are commercial products that can help to do this. It will take some work and you need to follow the directions carefully in order for it to do a good job but you might be surprised with how much you can bring back an old Pergo floor.

Some other issues that can damage the Pergo include vacuuming it using the beater brush, using the wrong types of cleaners, and if sunlight shines on the same spot of the floor every day.

You can turn off the beater brush in the vacuum and use a cleaner that is recommended for Pergo. As far as sunlight is concerned, you will have to use blinds and pull them shut when the sun is shining in that area.

Let’s take a look at some of the cleaners that can be used to keep your Pergo floor in good shape.

[This article and its contents are owned by Wabi Sabi Group and was first published on 05/19/2022.]

Can You Use Swiffer To Clean Pergo Floor?

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If you have a Swiffer, you might want to use it on your floor but is it good for a laminate floor, such as Pergo?

A dry Swiffer is ideal for keeping a Pergo floor clean on a daily basis. It will attract many of the smaller dirt and dust particles and easily remove them from the room. You can use a dry Swiffer along with a dust mop or regular broom, especially before you wash the floor.

There is also a Swiffer liquid that is used with tools for doing the floor. These are sometimes meant for hardwood floors, and you should avoid using those.

If you use a Swiffer product specific for laminate, it will work well.

Can You Use Steam Mop To Clean Pergo Floor?

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Is it okay to use a steam mop if you have laminate flooring?

A steam mop should not be used for cleaning Pergo or any other type of laminate flooring. The temperature of the steam mop can ruin the floor, and it can introduce moisture down into the cracks, leading to the floor swelling.

You may still be able to use a steam mop on other types of floors in the home, but you are running a risk if you use it on laminate floors. Even those that have a very low setting should be avoided because of the moisture.

Can You Use Vinegar To Clean Pergo Floor?

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If you have to clean your Pergo floor, should you use vinegar as a cleaner?

The recommended cleaner for Pergo floors is 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water. This mixture will lift the dirt off the floor and cut through any grease or grime that may exist. Just make sure that you wring the mop out thoroughly or wipe it by hand with a lightly damp cloth.

Any type of vinegar will work well on laminate floors. Most people use white vinegar because it is more acidic and less expensive.

Another option is to use apple cider vinegar, but make sure that you are using it without the mother. The apple cider vinegar you use on Pergo should not be cloudy because it is refined.

Can You Use Bleach To Clean Pergo Floor?

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Bleach is a common household cleaner but is it something that should be used on Pergo?

One of the chemicals found in bleach can strip away the shine off of a Pergo floor if it is used in great measure. You may be able to use a tiny amount of bleach diluted in water, but it’s best to avoid it because of the potential damage it could cause.

It is better to use a neutral floor cleaner or some white vinegar and water if you have to wash the floor. Always use a mop or rag that is as dry as possible.

Can You Use Pine Sol To Clean Pergo Floor?

Pine-Sol is often used for cleaning surfaces in the home. It is a trusted cleaner but can you trust it for laminate floors?

Pine-Sol is a neutral cleaner that can safely be used on laminate floors. You should dilute Pine-Sol in a mixture of 1/4 cup Pine-Sol with 1 gallon of water. You can then either mop the floor with a lightly damp mop or wipe it with a lightly damp rag.

One of the benefits of using Pine-Sol is that it mixes easily with water. You don’t have to rinse the floor after you are done using it and it will leave the room smelling freshly cleaned.

This content is owned by Wabi Sabi Group and was first published on May 19, 2022..

[This article and its contents are owned by Wabi Sabi Group and was first published on 05/19/2022.]

Can You Use Lysol To Clean Pergo Floor?

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Lysol cleaner that is specifically made for laminate surfaces can be used safely on a Pergo floor. It is still important to ensure that you are not introducing a lot of moisture to the floor because it can ruin Pergo. Wring out the mop or rag as much as possible before cleaning the floor.

Can You Use Windex To Clean Pergo Floor?

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Adding a small amount of Windex to water can make an effective cleaner for laminate flooring, including Pergo. You don’t generally have to be cautious about Windex damaging the floor but anytime you are using water to wash a laminate floor, you are taking a risk of damaging it.

Can You Use Bona To Clean Pergo Floor?

Bona is a commercial cleaner that is safe for laminate flooring. You can use it on Pergo and trust it because it is pH balanced and designed specifically for the purpose of cleaning laminate floors. Be cautious about using too much water, but if you have to wash the floor, Bona is a commercial cleaner you can trust.

Can You Use Fabuloso To Clean Pergo Floor?

Fabuloso can be mixed with water to make an effective floor cleaner for laminate and many other types of flooring. Since Pergo is easily damaged with too much water, you should avoid wetting the floor more than you have to. It is best if you use a lightly damp mop or hand-wash the floor with a rag.

This article was first published on May 19, 2022 by Wabi Sabi Group..

Can You Use Glo To Clean Pergo Floor?

Any type of mop and glow product should not be used on a laminate floor. Although it can make the floor shiny, the shine is temporary and it will leave behind some residue that can build up over time. Eventually, you will find that you are using ‘mop and glow’ regularly because the floor has lost its shine altogether.

How To Clean Pergo Floors Properly?

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It is important to clean your Pergo floor regularly but how can you do it properly?

The best way to clean your Pergo floor is to use 1 cup of vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water as a cleaning solution. Pergo should not be too wet because it can soak into the particleboard under the protective finish and cause it to swell. Always mop and wash the floor with a rag or mop as dry as possible.

An even more important factor for keeping the floor cleaned is to clean it on a daily basis. This isn’t done with water but it is done by sweeping the floor or using a dust mop.

By removing the dirt every day from the floor and mopping it dry, you will not be scraping the floor as you walk on it. It will avoid the sandpaper effect that can dull the finish of your Pergo floor and make it lose its shine.

If you must wash your Pergo floor, always do it gently and with as little water as possible. You can make a cleaning solution by mixing 1 cup of white vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water. It is best if you hand wash the floor with a rag wrung out as dry as possible. Otherwise, you can mop the floor with a lightly damp mop.

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