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Please talk to me about steam mops for laminate floors...

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tassisssss Tue 04-Aug-15 16:33:17

What should I look for?

Any recommendations?

Monica101 Tue 04-Aug-15 17:27:58

Water and laminate don't mix well, I wouldn't use a steam mop.

I have quick step impressive laminate which is one of the more water resistant ones but I still use a spray mop like this.

I think it's good but i've also used a microfibre mop which was also fine.

dibdobs Wed 05-Aug-15 06:33:58

I just hoover mine, then use mop but really wrung out well and dry with one of those laminate floor mops

tassisssss Wed 05-Aug-15 10:48:43

Thanks for that.

Being dim but isn't a regular mop using water on laminate? How is it different?

MrsMummyPig Wed 05-Aug-15 11:09:03

I've used a steam mop on my laminate for four years to no ill effect.
I am also puzzled by how a regular mop is different, in fact the times I have used a regular mop in the past the floor seemed a lot wetter then with steam mop.

MadauntofA Wed 05-Aug-15 13:39:47

I use a steam mop without any problem

Pointlessfan Wed 05-Aug-15 13:41:28

I use a steam mop on laminate, I just do it on the lowest setting.

Monica101 Wed 05-Aug-15 14:59:42

A micro fibre mop is barely damp. A steam cleaner is a lot wetter. I am quite precious about my laminate now as its runs throughout the bottom of the house and cost ££££. My old laminate I did use a steam cleaner and just wiped up any excess water with kitchen roll at the end.

I think it may be fine but I wouldn't risk it.

MrsMummyPig Wed 05-Aug-15 16:55:28

You do sound a little bit precious monica
One of the most waterproof laminates on the market and you are scared to get it wet? grin
Ours is throughout the whole house except stairs and is regularly steam mopped, if its fitted properly it will be fine.

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