Steam mop for laminate floors has become a popular means of cleaning almost any hard surface in the home. Steam mops and hand-held steam cleaners are able to lift dirt as effectively as chemical-based cleaning products, but offer some additional advantages. The steam disinfects surfaces quickly and leaves no toxic residues. Even though the manufacturers of most steam mops indicate that their products are suitable for laminates, steam cleaners can damage laminate flooring.
Steam cleaners that are intended for use on carpets should never be used on hard surfaces such as vinyl, wood or laminate, since these types of machines release large amounts of water that can damage the floor. Steam mops work differently. While moisture is inherent to steam, a steam mop does not actually release water. Some people say that steam cleans their laminate floors with good results.
Moisture can wreak havoc on laminate floors. Because laminate floor boards are not sealed, moisture can easily make its way through the seams. Once it reaches the unsealed edge of a joint, it can cause the core of the joint fiber to swell, resulting in a deformation. Elevation, curling and cracking of the top layer of the laminate often occur once the board is deformed.
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