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Laminate Flooring Care & Maintenance

Your Manufacturer Knows Best

Whenever you develop a cleaning routine, be sure to reference your laminate product’s warranty information for specific care requirements as recommended by the manufacturer.

Routine Laminate Floor Cleaning

Sweep, dust or vacuum your laminate floor regularly. If vacuuming, use your machine’s hard floor attachment and disconnect the beater bar, if applicable. All of these steps will help prevent the accumulation of dirt and grit that would otherwise scratch or dull the floor’s finish after being ground in by foot traffic. You should also periodically clean your floor using products specifically designed for laminate surfaces.

Never wash or wet mop your laminate floor using soap, water, detergents, or any other liquid cleaning material, as this can cause your floors to swell, warp or separate. This also voids your warranty in most cases. Never buff or polish, never use steel wool or abrasive cleaners, and avoid ammonia or chlorine.

Gold coast laminate flooring | Ogden's Flooring & Design
Laminate Flooring | Ogden's Flooring & Design

Dealing with Spills & Stains on Laminate Floors

As soon as spills occur, use a clean, damp cloth to blot them up. Never rub or scrub, and never allow liquids to stand on your laminate floor.

For tough spots such as those from oil, paint, markers, lipstick or ink, you can use acetone or nail polish on a clean cloth followed by a cloth dampened with water to remove the remaining residue.

If you drop candle wax or chewing gum on your floors, you can harden the spot with ice before gently scraping with a plastic scraper. Take care not to scratch the surface and be sure to wipe clean with a damp cloth afterward.

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