Laminate Flooring Care & Maintenance
Get tips for keeping your laminate flooring looking its best year after year.
Keep your laminate floors looking great year after year by following these simple maintenance guidelines.
Sweep or Dust Mop Regularly
Keep your laminate floors free of dirt and dust by vacuuming frequently with a soft floor attachment or sweeping with a broom or dust mop. Keeping your floors clean reduces wear from grit and dirt.
Spare the Water
Never soak or wet mop a laminate floor. While the wear layer is highly water resistant, the gaps between are not, and wetting them can permanently damage your floors. Simply clean periodically with a clean, damp cloth using a product made for cleaning laminate or vinyl floors.
Clean Spills Immediately
Laminates clean up in a snap. Simply mop up spills and mess with a clean, damp cloth. Be sure to soak up liquid spills immediately to prevent moisture from soaking into the gaps between planks.
Pad Furniture Feet
Cover your furniture feet with adhesive felt pads to protect your floors from dents and scratches. Even though laminates offer high scratch resistance, it is best to lift heavy objects when moving them to prevent damage.
Trim Pet Nails
Keep pet nails trimmed to prevent scratching.