If you are looking for laminate flooring that is both beautiful and easy to maintain, then you can't overlook the possibilities inherent in Pergo flooring. However, if you do get some, then you will need to know the proper methods for cleaning Pergo floors. While it isn't all that difficult a task to accomplish, it is one that you will want to pay a bit of attention to. The reason for this is that if you aren't careful, and don't use the proper method, you can easily end up damaging your flooring.
- Remove the dust. The very first step in cleaning Pergo flooring is to actually remove the dust. This can be done in a couple of different ways, for example you can use a dust mop or a vacuum cleaner. Either way, you will want to remove the dust at least once a week no matter how clean or dirty the floor looks. This simple step will help prevent small messes from becoming larger ones over time.
- Make a cleaning solution. Instead of spending more money then necessary on a commercial cleaning solution, you can create a basic one that will work just fine by mixing one cup of white vinegar and one gallon of warm water in a large mop bucket. For most types of floorings, including Pergo, this simple cleaning solution will work just fine.
- Get your mop damp. Stick your mop into the cleaning solution that you made, and then wring it out really well. You want your mop damp not wet, otherwise you will make the cleaning process a whole lot more difficult. Run the mop over your floor, starting at one side and working towards the other. This will allow you to clean up most caked on dirt and grime that you were not able to remove by dust moping or vacuuming. Don't forget to rinse out, and wring out, your mop frequently so that your mop is as clean as possible when you are mopping the floor. You may want to periodically replace your cleaning solution with a new batch so that it is nice and clean as well.
- Work on those tough stains. Periodically you will run into a stain or mess that won't be cleaned all that easily by the simple cleaning solution that you made. When this happens you will need to use a stronger solution that is made up of 25 percent ammonia and 75 percent warm water. Dip a soft clean rag into the stronger cleaning solution, and gently scrub away the stains. For stains that have been created from wax or ink you will want to use denatured alcohol to wipe the stain away. Simply apply the denatured alcohol to the rag, and then gently scrub the stain until it is removed.
Now, while this is definitely a great method for cleaning Pergo floors, the best method around is always going to be prevention. If you put fort the effort to clean any messes on your floors as they develop, it will help to prevent any huge messes from actually forming. After all, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.