Laminate Care & Maintenance

Keep your laminate floors looking and performing their best with our guide.

Keep your laminate floors in top shape with these quick tips:

1. Blot Spills Promptly:

  • Use a damp cloth to blot up spills immediately. Avoid letting liquids stand on your floor.

2. Regular Sweeping or Vacuuming:

  • Sweep, dust, or vacuum regularly with the hard floor attachment to prevent dirt and grit accumulation.

3. Periodic Cleaning:

  • Periodically clean the floor with products made specifically for laminate floor care.

4. Avoid Washing or Wet Mopping:

  • Do not use soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any liquid cleaning material to wash or wet mop the floor.

5. Avoid Abrasive Cleaners and Machines:

  • Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or buffing/polishing machines.

6. Handle Spots Carefully:

  • Harden spots like candle wax or chewing gum with ice.

  • Gently scrape with a plastic scraper, then wipe clean with a damp cloth.

7. Adjust Cleaning in Sandy Areas:

  • In very sandy areas, consider a more frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming schedule.

8. Use Entry Mats:

  • Entry mats collect dirt and substances to prevent them from being tracked onto the floor.

9. Use Floor Protectors:

  • Use floor protectors and wide-load bearing leg bases/rollers to minimize indentations and scratches from heavy objects.

10. Manage Humidity in Different Seasons:

  • Use a humidifier in dry seasons and an air conditioner or dehumidifier in wet seasons.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to water during inclement weather.

11. Pet Care:

  • Keep your pet's nails trimmed to prevent scratching.

12. Protect Floors from Heavy Objects:

  • Never slide heavy objects across the floor.
  • Use a protective mat for furniture or chairs with castors.

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