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Laminate Floor Mildew Repair

Laminate flooring is made to mimic expensive flooring materials like hardwood and stone. Laminate flooring looks and feels like the real thing, but it is not. Laminate flooring is typically less expensive than its counterparts and easier to install. As with other flooring materials, if excess moisture is allowed to sit on laminate flooring, mildew can begin to grow. Mildew can spread to other areas and leave unsightly stains on your laminate floors. Fortunately, removing mildew from laminate floors can be accomplished with a few household items.

Things You'll Need

  • Damp cloth
  • Dust mop
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • White vinegar
  • Sponge mop
  • Fans
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    • 1

      Wipe the mildew off the laminate flooring with a damp cloth.

    • 2

      Remove surface dirt, dust, hair and other debris with a dust mop. This step should be performed every few days to keep your flooring looking its best.

    • 3

      Fill a 5-gallon bucket with 1 gallon of water. Add 1 cup of white vinegar.

    • 4

      Saturate a sponge mop in the mixture. Hold the mop over the bucket and wring out the excess liquid so you have a damp sponge mop. Do not use the mop if it is dripping wet. Too much moisture can damage your laminate flooring.

    • 5

      Began at the area farthest away from the entrance. Scrub the laminate flooring with the sponge mop in a back-and-forth motion while working your way toward the entrance.

    • 6

      Continue mopping the laminate floor in this manner until you have completely removed the mildew and cleaned the floor.

    • 7

      Allow the floor to air dry. Point fans toward the floor to help with the drying process.