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    how do you clean lamante floor

    is it true you cant use liquid?

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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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    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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    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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    Fire..cleans it every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    Don't let liquid stand and seep into joints.
    Please tell this to my children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    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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    had a steammop but ive heard they can ruin lamante

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    had a steammop but ive heard they can ruin lamante
    And they will melt the ice cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    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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