Cleaning laminate floors is about as easy as it gets.
These floors require wonderfully little of your cleaning time - one reason they're wildly popular among families.
The key to keeping laminate floors looking shiny and new is to tackle tracked-in grit and dirt on the surface as soon as possible so it isn't ground in to the finish.
A vacuum, a little vinegar, and a soft cloth are all you need to maintain these no-nonsense floors.
For hardwood floors in the kitchen, wiping up spills promptly is key because standing water can damage a hardwood floor's finish.
The only other major consideration - and this goes for any room in the house with hardwood floors - is to try to keep the floor clear of dirt, sand, and grit, which act like sandpaper and scratch a floor's finish.
Once-a-week cleaning with a broom, vacuum or dust mop is all most floors require.
If your floors get a lot of use, and if they don't have a urethane finish, damp-mop once a week with a neutral pH wood floor cleaner. Wring the mop almost dry before mopping.
Cleaning no-nos for laminate floors include:
To remove tough spots or stains, buff the blemish on laminate floors with acetone nail polish remover, and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.