Laminate Flooring Basic Maintenance

  • Use only soap-free cleaners.

  • Remove loose dirt with a dust mop or a gentle vacuum without a beater bar.

  • Wipe up spills right away.

  • Use a quality Laminate floor cleaner – be sure to follow the directions on the bottle.

  • Dust or vacuum more often in problem spots and areas with a lot of foot traffic.

  • Only use cleaners that are designated for Laminate Flooring, and be careful not to saturate the floor with the cleaner as it could cause damage. Try the cleaner in a small inconspicuous area first.

  • Do not clean using excessive water as it could cause your Flooring to buckle or separate.

  • Certain cleaners can scratch the surface of your Laminate Flooring, such as steel wool or scouring powders. Do not use them to clean your Flooring.

  • Liquids that stand on your Flooring can cause damage.

  • Never wax, polish or use buffing machines.

  • Laminate Flooring could sustain steam damage due to the high temperatures from steam mops. Check the manufacturer guidelines for your flooring before using a steam mop.

Stain and Spot Removal Tips

Accidents and spills will happen. The good news is that Laminate Flooring can be cleaned. But if you’re faced with a tough stain or spot, follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove wet spills immediately.

  2. Wipe the floor with a warm moist cloth.

  3. More stubborn dirt can be removed using a slightly moist mop and a gentle cleaner designed for Laminate Flooring.

  4. For substances that may stick to your floor, try to harden the spot with ice and gently remove with a dull plastic scraper. Be sure not to apply too much pressure as this could damage the floor’s finish.

  5. Always follow manufacturer recommendations