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How to Clean Laminate?

How to Clean and Maintain Your Laminate Floors for Long-Lasting Beauty

Laminate floors are a top choice for households due to their durability and ease of maintenance. One of the main reasons for their popularity is how simple they are to clean and care for. To maintain laminate floors, you don't need a demanding cleaning routine. Instead, you can easily keep them clean on your schedule.


If you have laminate floors or are planning to install new laminate flooring soon, our guide is perfect for you. We’ll cover the best tools for cleaning laminate floors, the most effective maintenance tips, and how to protect your laminate flooring for long-lasting beauty. Learn how to keep your laminate floors looking their best with our easy-to-follow guide.


How to Deep Clean Laminate Floors

Beginning with a broom or vacuum will ensure that you don’t push around dirt and other debris when you move on to the next steps.

If you choose to vacuum, make sure the beater bar is turned off and always sweep or vacuum in several directions to remove as much dirt as possible.

After you have removed all loose dirt and debris, damp mop or mop with an approved laminate floor cleaner. Do not use soak your floors. Laminate is made from wood and can become damaged with excess water, especially if it soaks into the flooring. Ideally, your laminate floors should dry within one to two minutes. If they are not drying quickly, you may be using too much laminate floor cleaner or water. Instead, only use the amount of cleaner necessary to coat the floor and spread it around. It’s best to start at the back of a room and work your way toward the front. By starting in the back, you won’t have to walk through the room to get out! Keep in mind that some laminate is actually waterproof and can withstand additional moisture!


Best Tools for Cleaning Laminate Floors

Navigating the many options available can be confusing, but we can guide you to the right tools for cleaning and maintaining laminate flooring.

A broom and a vacuum are two tools that will help keep your laminate floors fresh and clean. Most brooms and vacuums will work well with laminate floors to remove dust, dander, and loose debris.

A microfiber mop is also an excellent tool that can be used to make laminate floors look their best. This type of mop is ideal because it doesn’t spread excess water over the floors, which can cause them to become damaged.

What kind of laminate cleaner should you use? While many products are widely debated on the market today, the best way to ensure you're taking good care of your laminate floors is to follow your manufacturer's guidelines on cleaning products and solutions. However, if you're unsure of your flooring manufacturer, and you are looking for a laminate floor cleaner, our floor care products are a great option. These will clean your floors without damaging the finish and won't leave streaks or cause dullness either!


How to Protect Laminate

The best way to keep your laminate floors looking their best is by preventing damages from occurring in the first place. Spills, accidents, and dirt can be reduced by taking a few preventative steps like the ones listed below.

Place doormats inside and outside your home to give everyone a place to wipe their feet. By removing mud and dirt from shoes, there will be less dirt tracked through your home.


After wiping off your shoes, consider leaving them near the door. If you feel comfortable, ask your guests to do the same. Also, avoid walking around the house with high heels. Instead, put them on before leaving and remove them as soon as you arrive home.


Always use furniture pads or protectors on large furniture, and never slide furniture across the room. Investing in furniture pads can keep indents from becoming an issue when furniture is moved. Be sure to pick up large items if you’re moving them, rather than sliding them, to avoid scratches or dents.


Always pick up spills and accidents when they happen. Wiping up water, liquids, and solid spills will prevent damages and issues that can arise when mishaps are left untreated.

If you have pets, trim their nails to keep them short, lessening the likelihood of damages to your laminate floors. Implement these tips and maintain the beauty and longevity of your laminate flooring for years to come.

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