How to Get Rid of Cloudiness on Laminate Flooring

Maintain your laminate floors correctly, and they will last a long time.
Maintain your laminate floors correctly, and they will last a long time. (Image: Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

A cloudy film on your laminate floors is most likely caused by using too much cleaning product. In fact, most laminate floors only require a thorough mopping with plain water. If your floors are very dirty, a mixture of 1 gallon of warm water and 1 cup of white distilled vinegar is the perfect foil for heavy soiling. Since too much moisture can seep beneath laminate and ruin it, always make sure that your mop is damp but not dripping or pooling water on the floor surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Mop bucket
  • Mop

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Fill a mop bucket with plain, slightly warm water. Dip the mop in the water. Squeeze the excess water from the mop head.

Mop the cloudy laminate floor evenly in straight lines. Mop from the furthest interior corner toward the doorway. This will prevent you from stepping on the freshly mopped floor to get out of the room.

Let the floor dry 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size. Go over the floor once more if necessary to remove all of the hazing. Avoid using commercial cleaning products on your laminate floor in the future.

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