Laminate Floor Care

Laminates are naturally durable, easy-care, low maintenance floors. Here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind to prolong their appearance and keep them looking new.  

Definitely Do:

  • Do dust mop, sweep and vacuum with a soft bristle brush regularly. Blot up spills with a damp cloth as soon as they happen and never let liquids spills stand on your floor. For tougher spots like markers, lipstick, oils and paint, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth, then remove any residue with a soft dry slightly damp cloth.
  • Do remove shoes with cleats, spikes or damaged heels to avoid scratching.
  • Do clean periodically with a cleaning product made specifically for laminate floors.
  • Do use felt or similar floor protectors on your furniture legs and bottoms to help prevent indentations and scratches.
  • Do keep your pets nails trimmed to prevent scratching.
  • Do utilize a recommended humidifier during the winter to prevent excessive shrinking and conversely, utilize an air conditioner or dehumidifier during the summer months.

Definitely Don't:

  • Don't use an abrasive cloth, cleaner, steel wool, or wax, polish, and oil.
  • Don't wash or clean with a wet mop, soap, and water, detergent.  This may result in swelling, delaminating, or warping in the laminate.
  • Don't use any kind of cleaning machine, such as a spray mop, steam cleaner, polisher and or buffer.