Laminate Floor Maintenance

The unique beauty of laminate floors comes from a high-definition imaging layer protected by a see-through wear layer. It’s easy to clean and maintain this durable surface by following a simple laminate floor care routine.

How to clean laminate floors

The first line of defense in laminate floor care is keeping them clean and free from damaging grit that can lead to fine scratches, and moisture that can damage the protective wear layer. Place floor mats by exterior doors, runners or area rugs in high-traffic areas, and floor protectors beneath the feet and corners of heavy furniture. Clean up liquid spills as soon as they happen. Do not allow excess liquids – including your pet’s water bowl – to pool on the floor.
For general cleaning, regularly dust mop or vacuum with a soft brush or wood floor attachment to pick up dust, dirt and grit. Sweep or vacuum in the direction that the boards run to collect dirt that settles between grooves. You can also use a slightly damp mop for spot cleaning. Believe it or not, tap water is all you really need for light duty cleaning.
For occasional thorough cleaning, use a mop slightly dampened with a manufacturer-approved laminate floor cleaner. A light mopping across the floor does the trick! Do not use soap-based, wax or acrylic products that can possibly damage the finish.
Be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranty for additional care instructions and recommendations.