Laminate floors shares major semblance with wooden floors. It’s made up of four layers consisting of a back, core, design, and wear layer and while it’s quite durable. It is sensitive to moisture and should, therefore, be handled with care.
A steam mop is a type of mop that utilizes hot steam to blast and dissolve dirt, grime and bacteria away. A typical steam mop consists of a handle with a trigger. There’s also a long stick and a floorhead usually fitted with a microfiber pad.
Some of these steam mops will pump the steam through the entire pad to give a wide floor coverage. Others are more concentrated on a particular spot. The best thing about these cleaners is that they will sanitize without the need for any chemicals.
To use the steam mop, simply fill the reservoir with tap or distilled water, plug it into an outlet and allow it to heat. Most steamers will take about 30 to 60 seconds to fully heat up. As you’re cleaning, press the trigger to release steam. Then the microfiber pad will remove dirt and absorb excess moisture, leaving your floors nearly dry.
Steam mops make use of a significant amount of water and heat while cleaning, and should, therefore, be used carefully. By using the right technique, you can effectively clean and sanitize your laminate flooring.