does vinegar & hot water remove the shine on laminate floating floors?
Vinegar and water is the only thing I use on my tile floors. I have hard wood floating floors in the 3 bedrooms. I use Bona for regular cleaning. The master bedroom and office/bedroom get the most use so every month or 2 I will clean the floors with vinegar and water. I do not mop. I get on my hands and knees and wash the floors with a cloth that is only slightly damp with the vinegar and water. Water is not a friend of wood floors. After washing I mop with the Bona to treat the floor. Yes - your vinegar and water probably ruined the finish. Some floating wood floors can be refinished - if the top wood layer is thick enough. If you had problems with wood floor cleaners smudging you were using too much. When I mop with my floor cleaner I rub it in very well. I have no problem with smudging. Call a local flooring center. They may be able to recommend a restorative product. Good luck
Vinegar is acid and strips the finish. I use dish detergent. Dish detergent is really the only benign substance that gets things clean but will not harm the finish. My neighbor uses ammonia. I think that's just a weaker acid myself. Yes, vinegar is acidic and will harm finish.
May be vinegar is the reason as this may be reacted with your floor.. Don't worry you can contact for floor specialist. He will let you know exact problem as well as solution.
that's laminate for ya, I always thought vinegar would strip the finish off things, its acid isn't it? ask the company who made the flooring , maybe they have and answer