Many people want to know if they can use a steam cleaner on their floor because steam mop sales said they are suitable for laminate flooring.
As a free individual with the right to make your own choices, always have the option to use one despite what the flooring company says. The mop’s warranty probably only covers defects in the mop itself. And flooring company, not cover warranty if use steam mop.
So, the answer does not use a steam mop!
Laminate manufacturers often specify that the warranty is voided if the flooring is subjected to extreme heat or moisture. Some go so far as to mention that the warranty is voided in case of steam mopping.
Moistening and heating effects can warp boards and distort their edges, to the point of impeding the locking functions of affected floorboards. Less aggressive steam mopping makes more sense here in the long run.
Always be mindful about the amounts of hot vapor that you are streaming onto the boards. Too much moisture might seep past their edges, causing the laminated surfaces to loosen. The boards may start curling and cracking if this happens, eventually losing their wooden looks.
This is because steam weakens the durability of the laminate floors over time, and the topcoat gets worn away due to heat exposure. Fissures are formed between the pieces; this allows moisture to seep underneath, and the material gets warped. If this happens, your laminate flooring will be ruined and irreparable.