Steam mop for laminate floors?

Q: Due to back and neck problems, it is very difficult for me to use conventional cleaners on my laminate floor. Is it safe to use the ******* Steam Mop on my Torlys Uniclic Wide Plank laminate (there are grooves between the planks)? Can I use a steam mop on laminate floors?

A: No, I wouldn’t recommend that. I would suggest you go to their web site and see their recommendations for cleaning their laminates.

Similar Q: Is it safe to use a steam mop on laminate flooring? I have Torlys uniclic flooring and I am considering buying a steam mop to use instead of the way I clean it now. Is there a risk of separating the laminate if I use a steam mop?

A: I would strongly discourage you from using a steam mop on any wood, engineered or laminate. Why not simply vacuum and occasionally use a micro weave mop and a cleaner recommended by the floor manufacturer?

Another Similar Q: I am considering the purchase of a D*** D**** Steam cleaner. Product information says it can be used on sealed laminate. I have Armstrong laminate flooring. What is sealed laminate?

A: I’ve never heard the term “sealed laminate”. I would suggest you do not use a steam cleaner on any laminate or any wood product.

Related Q: I have laminate hardwood flooring in my den and cleaned it with a steam cleaner. I forgot to put the protective pad under the cleaner when I stopped to answer the phone, so it sat in one spot for about 10 minutes. Now I have a spot about 6″ x 12″ that is dull and does not match the rest of the floor. What can I do to remedy this situation?

A: Using a steam cleaner for wood and laminate floors thereby injecting hot water at them is a definite wrong thing to do. It is likely that the only fix for this area is to remove and replace the damaged panels. If you know who the manufacturer is, you might want to contact them for a recommendation.