Floor Care Guide

Laminate Floor Care

  • Vacuum Regularly - vacuum using a soft-bristle brush attachment. Place long-bristle welcome mats at all outside entrances for people to wipe their feet on before walking on your floors.

  • Light Damp Mop - most laminate floors may be lightly damp-mopped when needed. Avoid standing water as this may cause the seams between the planks to peak.

  • Use the Proper Chair Glides - narrow wheels, sharp wooden legs, or metal furniture legs can scratch your floors. Any furniture that rests directly on top of a laminate floor should have floor protectors, or wide furniture coasters under all feet.

  • Don't Use Oil Soaps - there are many over-the-counter oil-based soaps that when used for cleaning your floor will leave a dull finish.

  • Trim Pet's Claws Regularly - even though laminate floors are durable, pet's claws may scratch the surface if they are not trimmed regularly.

  • Never Wax a Laminate Floor - laminate floors have a very dense surface and floor waxes will not stick to the surface.

  • Wipe Spills Immediately - when liquids get spilled on your laminate floor, use a slightly damp white cloth or paper towel to immediately blot up and dry the affected area. For more difficult spots, follow the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedures.

  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations - the best suggestion is to only use the manufacturer's recommended cleaning products on your floor.