Laminate flooring care tips


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The Hardwood and Laminate Flooring Industry is experiencing tremendous growth, and homeowners are searching desperately for innovative, effective and easy ways to properly maintain these new hi-tech floors. Laminate Flooring, manufactured by well known companies such as Wilsonart, Manington, Armstrong, Pergo, Bruce, Mohawk & Shaw are quickly becoming household names.

Mannington laminate floor care tips

  • Never flood the floor with water.
  • Do not use soap-based detergents, as these may leave a dull finish on your floor.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder, as these may scratch your floor.
  • Never wax, polish, sand or lacquer a Mannington Laminate Floor.
  • Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil, asphalt and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor.
  • For furnishings, use wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors, such as clear, hard plastic or non-staining felt protectors, for heavy furnishings.
  • Promptly remove all liquid spills, including pet urine.

Mohawk laminate floor care tips

Use a dust mop or a vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle brush on a regular basis. For slightly damp cleaning, spray Mohawk’s FloorCare Essentials Hardwood & Laminate Cleaner onto a cotton, terrycloth, or microfiber mop. Avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners.

Use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly. During inclement weather, avoid exposing your flooring to water as much as possible.

Tarkett laminate floor care tips

Daily: Sweeping or vacuuming.
Weekly: Mopping with a damp cloth and gentle detergent.

Cleaning up stains

  • Remove spills and stains as they occur, rubbing with a dry cloth moistened with a gentle cleaning agent. Never spray a cleaning product directly onto the floor.
  • Remove rubber, plastic and heel marks by rubbing with a dry cloth and acetone
  • Remove shoe polish, paint and ink with a cloth soaked in acetone, paint thinner or vinegar essence
  • Remove candlewax and chewing-gum, once hardened, with a blunt plastic scraper