I’ve been very nervous about cleaning my new laminate flooring in my kitchen as soon as it was put down. Already while we’re still renovating and I’ve noticed the odd chip or raised area (one’s from a leaky pipe that’s now fixed) but I stress about how they got there. Maybe it was the steam mop that I’ve been using on the err side of caution? We even paid a little bit more for water resistant laminate but since buying, every salesman has told me that no laminate flooring is really water resistant. I’d love to know who to believe.
But as soon as I saw this Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop*, I wanted it and it looked perfect. I’ve strangely never been so excited about a mop before and as you may know, we’re budgeting for every thinkable renovation project, so I cheekily asked for a sample to review. Reassuringly, it had also been recommended to me by a couple of cleaners in a frugal facebook group.
The reason I love this mop is that it cleans with a gentle fine mist. The handle has a reservoir (approx 375ml) to fill with Vileda’s 1.2 Active Spray Cleaner and while I might eventually save a few pennies down the line and make my own vinegar spray, this smells as beautiful as fresh laundry or scented ironing water.
And to spray the floor, all I need to do is pull the trigger a couple of times and glide over the microfibre flat mop and it dries very quickly (and it’s also easily detachable for cleaning).
It’s particularly useful for the corner of our kitchen where whenever we load our dishwasher, we tend to get this coffee backlash on the floor kitchen door and floor. But to keep it in arm’s reach for when I need it, I just sneakily hide it behind the curtain in the adjacent living room. It’s only a couple of metres away and no one knows… shhhh!
So what I’ve learnt so far with laminate is that it’s better to be safe than sorry and use something that doesn’t produce much moisture and let me tell you, it’s far less stressful! All I have to worry about now is accidentally spilling anything major on my floor.
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*PR Sample. I am very grateful for this sample received at my request which has helped us save pennies for the major renovations that require professionals. All reviews are still honest as we believe money is hard earned and easy spent.