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Laminate

Laminate Flooring Care

Although Laminate floors are tough, you should follow these directions to keep them in good shape.

  • Remove loose dirt by using a non-beater bar vacuum or a dust mop.

  • With a damp mop or cloth, clean your laminate flooring once a week with a vinegar solution (1/4 cup of white vinegar to 2 gallons of clean tap water) or a nonabrasive household cleaner, such as ammonia and water solution. Do not saturate the flooring.

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, soap-based detergents, waxes, polishes, or scouring powder as they may scratch or dull the flooring surface.

  • Wipe up spills immediately. Avoid allowing liquids to stand on your flooring.

  • A more frequent dust mopping or vacuuming schedule may be required in high traffic or sandy areas.

  • For tough spots, such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape the spot with a plastic scraper. Even a credit card will do. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  • Do not use any type of buffing machine.

  • Use protective mats at the entry and exits to help collect the dirt and moisture that could damage the laminate floor.

  • Use floor protectors or glides under furniture legs.

  • Frequent vacuuming using a non-beater bar will pick up dirt and grime.