If you’re looking for reliable information on laminate maintenance, you’ve
come to the smart place.
Here we’ll explain how to take care of your laminate investment.
So let’s get started on becoming a little smarter about smart and stylish
First, you should understand that, while laminate floors are beautiful and very
durable, they are not indestructible.
Laminate floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on its surface.
This can be avoided by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose
dirt and grit.
You can use a broom or, to make the job faster, a vacuum cleaner without a beater
bar is also recommended.
Vacuum cleaner attachments are useful to pick up dirt from between planks or along
An occasional damp mopping is also suggested. However, your laminate flooring can
expand if excessive water is used while cleaning.
After damp mopping, a clean dry cloth should be used to wipe your floor thoroughly.
Placing doormats or walk-off mats at each entryway will collect excessive moisture
and dirt before they enter your home.
Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture will prevent possible
scratching or abrasion.
It’s important to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling them.
Use pieces of carpet face down under heavy objects when moving them across your
Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning of your laminate floor can be done
using the manufacturer’s recommended products.
Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder.
Do not use soap-based detergents or “mop-and-shine” products.
Never flood your floor with water or cleaner.
Do not wax or polish your laminate floor.
Never try to refinish or sand your laminate floor.
Durable but not indestructible, your laminate floor can be damaged by stiletto heels.
But the good news is that the finish on your laminate floor can help protect the
floor from sunlight and the typical fading you find with aging hardwood floors.
Keep in mind that if a repair is necessary in the future, the replacement product
may be a slightly different dye lot and/or texture than the initial installation.
However, with time and usage, the repair will blend in with your original product.
For additional care procedures, please refer to the manufacturer's care and maintenance
instructions and recommendations.
Regular care and maintenance will keep your laminate floor looking new for years