The helpful salespeople at our laminate flooring store can help you determine what maintenance is required before you buy. Be sure to also reference your laminate floor warranty for specific care requirements. Below, you’ll find general tips for how to maintain the appearance and function of laminate flooring.
Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. When liquids are allowed to sit on your floor, they can cause damage. Tough stains like oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink, or tar require you use acetone or nail polish remover on a clean white cloth. Then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue.
For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper (a credit card works well). Be careful not to scratch the surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard floor attachment (not the beater bar) to prevent dirt and grit from building up on your floors. Dirt has an abrasive quality that can scratch or dull the floor finish. Periodically clean the floor with cleaning products made specifically for laminate floor care. The salespeople at our laminate flooring company can let you know what laminate flooring cleaning is required before you buy.
Do not wet mop your new laminate floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material. This could cause the laminate flooring to swell, warp, de-laminate, and cause joint-line separation. When you don’t follow the specific care instructions for your laminate flooring, you could also void the warranty.
Never use the following types of cleaning products on laminate floors:
Carpet Bonanza is a laminate flooring installation company that prides itself on offering a huge selection on laminate floors and other types of flooring products. If you are interested in browsing through our laminate floor samples, give our flooring store a call at (616) 396-2765.
Carpet Bonanza is a laminate floor company dedicated to helping customers pick the right flooring for their homes and commercial buildings. If you are interested in browsing through our generous selection of laminate floor samples, give our flooring store a call at (616) 396-2765.