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Old 12-12-13, 05:57 PM   #1
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how do you clean lamante floor

is it true you cant use liquid?
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Old 12-12-13, 06:44 PM   #2
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Water seeps into the cracks between the panels causing the paper based substrate to swell. Your move.
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What about a damp mop?
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I put down a drop cloth first and just wrap the body and the fluids in it before I bury it way out in the woods.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 12-12-13, 09:48 PM   #5
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put ice cream on the floor. jsharr will lick it clean.
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I didn't know they made bass flavoured ice cream.
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Man, I didn't see this thread coming.
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Crunchy Betty says to sweep and use a mixture of vinegar and water:

http://www.crunchybetty.com/diy-lami...ld-be-proud-of
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My wife uses the wet Swiffer pads on ours.
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Fire..cleans it every time.
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is it true you cant use liquid?
It's more true you *shouldn't* use liquid, at least not a lot of it. And certainly not gasoline. Don't let liquid stand and seep into joints.
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Old 12-13-13, 10:36 AM   #12
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Don't let liquid stand and seep into joints.
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is it true you cant use liquid?
That's only true on Friday the 13th.

Damp mop. Stay thirsty my friend.
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put ice cream on the floor. jsharr will lick it clean.
I hate blood in my ice cream. I will still lick it up, but I will not enjoy it.
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Old 12-13-13, 01:23 PM   #15
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had a steammop but ive heard they can ruin lamante
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had a steammop but ive heard they can ruin lamante
And they will melt the ice cream.
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Old 12-16-13, 07:49 AM   #17
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took me almost the whole thread to realize that lamante = laminate.
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Lamante flooring... it's Italian!
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Old 12-16-13, 09:29 AM   #20
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Crunchy Betty says to sweep and use a mixture of vinegar and water:

http://www.crunchybetty.com/diy-lami...ld-be-proud-of
This is also the best (and incredibly cheap) way to clean granite counter tops. Vinegar smell lasts about two minutes, so not a problem.
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Old 12-16-13, 12:43 PM   #21
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took me almost the whole thread to realize that lamante = laminate.
You just have to learn to read Windchaserese, like the rest of us.
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Here's the process I've found that works well with minimal long-term damage:

1. drop a mist of spray-cleaner, like 409, from 1-2 feet above, onto a 5x5 foot area.
2. wipe off with damp mop. Sponge-on-a-stick mops shoud be squeezed out as much as possible so there's minimal water in it
3. go back to step-1 on the next 5x5 foot section.

The trick is to use strong cleaners with low-volume (both cleaner and water-rinse). The 409 from the spray-bottle works much better than floor-cleaner diluted in bucket of water. So much, much less of it is needed and you won't risk excess fluid dripping into the cracks and expanding the cardboard.
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Lamante flooring... it's Italian!
Yeah, like ES-CA-PEEEEEE!!!!
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I don't believe windy has a pooch. It's high time he get a Pomeranian (aka a 4-legged Swiffer)
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