How to Clean Laminate Floors

Maybe it was the cry for help about how my house is a wreck, or sympathy for the fact God gave me 2 toddler boys… whatever the reason I am super thankful for HAAN sending us a HAAN VersaSteam Pro.  This is a household technology that I totally stand by, here is why.

haan steam mop

Folks, let’s be honest here. THIS mom was not equipped with the gift of being able to clean and organized. Throw in 4 kids, 3 of which are boys – and well… yeah, our house is rarely clean. I know that this chapter in my life – it is to be okay that toys are all over the floor and that I find mystery substances in random places EVERYDAY. All I ask for people is SANITARY.

We moved into this house a little over a year ago. It is sloooowly becoming home. While I really do love the house, the neighborhood, location, etc….  the top reason I wanted the house, is now one of the things I hate about the house.  We have about 75% hard floors. There is a mixture of slate and laminate through out the house, upstairs and down. It sounded like an absolute dream, right? It’s been a NIGHTMARE.

how to clean laminate floors

How to Clean Your Laminate Floors

The laminate always looks blotchy, no matter what I used to clean it. I tried vinegar, Bruce flooring spray, Murphy’s Oil, Spray and Mop, I could go on – but my head hurts thinking about all of the chemicals I’ve tried to keep this floor clean.

Why a steam mop never dawned on me, I have no idea – but this thing is a dream! If you want to know how to clean your laminate floors – use a HAAN VersaSteam Pro!  

All of that kid goo, you know the mysterious stuff you have no idea what it is, but either one of the tweens or toddlers or dog left it there, yep – just put the VersaSteam over it for a few seconds and it MELTS away. No scraping!

Your floor is left feeling refreshed and not sticky or filmy!

HAAN VersaSteam Pro

haan versasteam pro

The HAAN VersaSteam Pro is super easy to use. It comes with 2 microfiber pads, as well as numerous attachments for the steamer. OH did I forget to mention this – in addition to the steam mop – the water compartment easily snaps out and becomes a STEAMER. More on that later.

To use, all you do is fill up the water compartment using the small cup provided by HAAN. For laminate flooring, I use the first steam option. In about 30 seconds, you have full on steam happening! Just mop as your normally would. I work in 3 foot x 3 foot spaces and SHAZAM. CLEAN laminate floors! No streaks. NO chemicals. And they are dry in minutes!

Unlike when using chemicals, the floors don’t seem to mark up as easily immediately after cleaning. Now, I am not saying my floors don’t get dirty – they just don’t have the weird prints that the chemicals seem to cause when I walk on them when using chemicals to clean.


haan versasteam pro steamer

I have to tell you about the steamer as well. The steamer, as I was saying easily detaches from the mop. We’ve had a steamer before (cheap from Walgreens!) and loved it but after it burned me BAD, we got rid of it. While this can burn you – while I am cleaning, I never feel the heat penetrating through the handle like with the other steamer. Also, the water tank holds quite a bit of water which allows you to steam for a long time without having to refill!

haan steamer

I went CRAZY after we got the VersaSteam Pro in, and spent the last weekend cleaning. The laminate floors look magnificent. On the carpet that we do have, I used the carpet tool and the carpet has never looked or felt so good! I steamed and steamed. Bathrooms were steamed. The OVEN was steamed. The curtains were steamed.

steam clean oven

I think this device has brought out some major OCD tendencies in myself, funny my husband isn’t complaining!


Molly Thornberg is a creator. She made 4 awesome kids, too-many-to-count blogs and disasters anytime she tries to DIY. She is an introverted extrovert, believer in grace, all-around geek and total type-B parent. Molly and her family circus reside in Dallas, TX


  1. Melanie

    February 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    OMG hilarious… I just emailed my husband campaigning to get one last night! I have been loving our cordless vacuum but we really need a steamer to remove the filth :) To quote from my email… “This is where my OCD actually pays off :)” HAHA!!!

  2. Melanie

    February 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    OH side note… I have to add the cordless vacuum was purchased with my Digital Mom Blog Amazing Gift Card giveaway prize 😛 Yes, ME buying cleaning supplies with play money… this is how much I dislike the dirty floors :)

  3. Melanie

    February 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Amazing = Amazon… although Amazon is also Amazing 😀

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