Cleaning pro warns against three items that’ll destroy your laminate flooring & the 65p product to use instead

A CLEANING expert has revealed three cleaning products that you need to avoid using on your laminate floors.

TikToker, natural maidrevealed three products that can in fact damage your floors if used regularly.

Cleaning expert shared three cleaning products to avoid using on your floors


Cleaning expert shared three cleaning products to avoid using on your floorsCredit: TikTok / maidynature
Some of them can warp the floor over time


Some of them can warp the floor over timeCredit: TikTok / maidynature

In a short clip on TikTok, she warns about three cleaning products and shares a 65p cleaning tip to use instead.

“Three things you shouldn’t use on your laminate flooring,” she says.

“Bleach number 1.

“Bleach contains small amounts of sodium hydroxide, which is also found in drain cleaners.

“It will damage the finish of laminate flooring over time.”

The Next The cleaning products she recommends you avoid using are any that contain waxes, oils, or polishes.

The cleaning expert added: “It won’t absorb wax.

“Instead it will leave a vague movie on your floor.”

The final product to avoid is steam mop.

While you may think these give your floor a deep clean, they can actually damage it.

She explains: “Laminate is made from compressed chipboard and it is sensitive to heat and humidity.

“Steam mops can not only damage finishes, but also cause them to swell and warp over time.”

The cleaning expert reveals that you only need hot water and dishwashing liquid to clean your floors, which you can buy for 65p from Tesco.

Since then, the video has gone viral with over 160k views and over 900 likes, and people were quick to thank her for sharing her tips.

One wrote: “Oh no, I’ve been cleaning the wrong way for the past 40 years.”

Another commented: “Pretty! great advice! And as a hardwood installer, you were right.”

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“Yes. But bleach doesn’t contain sodium hydroxide. It’s sodium hypochlorite,” wrote a third.

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