DIY Pergo/Laminate Floor Cleaner

So when we moved into our new house, we had tons of laminate flooring (which I had never had before). I purchased all kinds of different cleaners, but found NOTHING that got the floor clean and did not leave big streaks. I then googled cleaners and came up with this one after mixing together a couple of different recipes. You can make yourself for VERY cheap, it doesn’t leave streaks, and it gets the floor super clean! I have loved it. So, here you go . . . try it out if you want!


Servings Size

  • cup

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 drops liquid dishwashing soap
  • 5 -10 drops essential oils (optional- I sometimes just use the oil that I buy at Bath and Body Works) 


Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and mix well. I just spray it on the floor and either scrub it with a towel, sponge, or mop.The rubbing alcohol helps speed up the drying process. (Yields about 1 cup.)


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  1. says

    I had the same problem. I now use 1/3 alcohol, 1/3 vinegar, and 1/3 water. You have to do it in small square-like areas, then dry with a paper towel immediately. If you let it dry on its own, within a year or two, your floor will dull and it will look terrible. I have friends who used vinegar and water and it ruined their floor after a few months. You just have to be careful, dont let it air dry on its own. Personally, I would not use the oil.

  2. says

    I always dry the laminate after I’ve cleaned it, but I use only water with few drops of essential oil in it. I like the idea for rubbing alcohol and vinegar in the cleaning solution and I’m going to try your recipe. The floor in the kitchen is always dirties than in the other rooms, so your solution will work great there. Thank you for sharing the idea!

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