Laminate Flooring Care​

Laminate Flooring Basic Cleaning

Always follow manufacturer recommendations

  • 1 Use only soap-free cleaners.
  • 2 Remove loose dirt with a dust mop or a gentle vacuum without a beater bar.
  • 3 Wipe up spills right away.
  • 4 Use a quality Laminate floor cleaner – be sure to follow the directions on the bottle.
  • 5 Dust or vacuum more often in problem spots and areas with a lot of foot traffic.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 Do not clean using excessive water, as it could cause your flooring to buckle or separate.
  • 8 Certain cleaners can scratch the surface of Laminate Flooring, such as steel wool or scouring powders. Do not use them to clean your flooring.
  • 9 Liquids that stand on your flooring can cause damage.
  • 10 Never wax, polish, or use buffing machines.
  • 11 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

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 them with a dull plastic scraper. Be sure not to apply too much pressure, as this could damage the floor's finish.