Last Updated: December 29, 2022

7 best floor cleaners for hardwood, laminate, and more.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 16 min read

Clean floors are a must in your home, especially if you have kids, pets, or spend any time down on the ground — yogis, you know what we mean. The type of cleaner you’ll need depends on the types of floors your home has. If you have laminate or hardwood floors, did you know that dodging cleaning sessions can cause more dirt, grime, and slime to build up, making slips more likely to happen? Also, did you know that carpets serve as a catch-all for every single nasty thing you can think of, and if you don’t properly vacuum and clean it regularly, those things tend to just stay put?

If this grosses you out (which it should), then look over our list for the best floor cleaners for hardwood, laminate, and more. You’ll find products like this Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate that won’t let your ground down.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner

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A wood floor cleaner that smells good? You better believe it. This method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner not only leaves behind a gleaming floor but imbues your home with the subtle scent of almond. Quick-drying and thorough without requiring you to haul out a bucket, method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor cleaner lifts dirt but cleans to a gleam in one …

25 Oz
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2. Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate

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Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate removes common stains like dirt, red crayon, coffee, and grape juice — so your floors can shine without any streaking or leftover residue.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This tile, laminate, and finished wood floor cleaner’s formula is made with 96% …

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3. method Squirt & Mop Hard Floor Cleaner

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Cleaning linoleum and laminate floors no longer has to be so hard — meet method Squirt & Mop Hard Floor Cleaner. Perfect for people on the go and anyone looking to save time, this floor cleaner features an ergonomically designed nozzle that helps you spray and clean your floors with less effort and no puddling, with no built-up residue left behind. …

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4. Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner

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Aunt Fannie's is breaking new ground in the healthy home cleaning circle. They believe housekeeping is a daily act of personal wellness, and that’s why they’ve created this Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner. It’s non-toxic, vegan, and healthy for kids and pets who are the ones that are on the floors most often. It also uses the natural power …

32 Oz
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5. Aunt Fannie's Hardwood Floor Cleaner

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Every day you hit the ground running — make sure the floor you hit is clean with Aunt Fannie's Hardwood Floor Cleaner. This no-wax formula leaves hardwood floors gleaming (no rinsing required) and will infuse your space with a bright lemon scent courtesy of 100% essential oils. A total score for your floor, it's non-toxic, vegan, earth-friendly, …

32 oz
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6. Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher

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You don’t have to compromise health when it comes to clean carpets. This Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher is non-toxic, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, and doesn’t use dyes, artificial fragrances, allergens, or disruptors. In fact, it’s just as safe as any homemade remedy you’d make, but you don’t have to put in the extra work of making it. This carpet …

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7. Grove Co. Compact Mop and Broom Kit

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It’s a broom. It’s a mop. And you can store it all in a drawer! Here, our Collapsible Mop and Broom Stick and matching broom and mop heads bring you space-saving versatility and thoughtful design. Made entirely from recycled materials, this dual-action cleaner gets the work done: the broom head features dust-collecting bristles and a compact base …
1 x Mop/Broom Handle, 1 x Broom Head & Dustpan, 1 x Mop Head, 1 x Replacement Microfiber
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When should floors be cleaned?

Aside from our bathrooms and our kitchen sink, the floors in our home are one of the dirtiest places. That being said, it’s very important to take your time to clean them regularly, especially if you have children who are playing or sitting on the floor or pets who are roaming around.

You can use a wood floor cleaner on your wood flooring up to three times a week. Want to know how to clean wood floors effectively? We've got that covered too. Laminate and wood floors are a little extra work as you’ll need to sweep them with a broom and dust pan before you even apply cleaner to them. Check here for 4 easy steps to fully clean laminate wood floors.

For carpeted flooring, it is recommended to vacuum at least twice a week to preserve your carpets, and you should be deep cleaning your carpets about once a year, too. Because of the time it takes to clean up a home, many households will hire professional cleaning help. If you do this, make sure they are cleaning your flooring along with your bathrooms and other rooms too.

Is floor cleaner safe for pets?

No matter if you’re using hardwood floor cleaner, laminate floor cleaner, or a mop cleaning solution, you’re going to want to make sure you pick an option that’s safe for pets if you have furry companions in your home. To find a floor cleaner that’s safe for animals (and humans, too), you’ll want to choose a cleaner that’s made from naturally derived ingredients that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. The worst chemicals found in floor cleaners are ammonia and bleach, but the good news is that natural products won’t contain these toxic substances.

For products that are A-okay to use around your pets, check out our list above of the best floor cleaners for hardwood, laminate, and more, or shop all floor cleaners available on Grove.

Is floor cleaner a disinfectant?

Here’s the thing some people don’t understand, any cleaner, even floor cleaner doesn’t disinfect unless it specifically says it’s a disinfecting cleaner. Disinfecting cleaners kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses; however, if a floor cleaner doesn’t state on its packaging or product info that it’s a disinfectant, all it’ll do is remove dirt, dust, grease, and grime from your floors.

The best thing you can do for your floors in your home is clean them regularly to get rid of the dirt and other nasties left behind on a regular basis. It may seem silly, but even if you’re the only one cleaning up, a chores chart can keep you on track to make sure your home is a healthy one. Keeping up with your cleaning routine will make it easier to stay on top of any dirt and germs in your home, especially when it comes to using floor cleaners on your floors.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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