Laminate is tough, but it isn't indestructible!
A little care and maintenance will keep your laminate flooring looking great for many years to come! Follow these simple tips to establish a preventative maintenance routine while preventing stains, damage, and more.
Daily care & maintenance
Start by incorporating some preventative maintenance. Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your flooring so you don't track dirt inside your home. Take care when moving furniture and consider using furniture pads to keep your floors from getting scratched or dented over time. Regularly vacuum using a manufacturer-approved appliance and mop (dry or wet) as needed.
Dealing with spills
For common liquid-based stains such as wine, juice, and pet accidents, simply use a clean cloth and wipe the mess away. Be sure to address liquid spills right away, as laminate flooring is not entirely water-resistant and is prone to moisture damage over time. For more difficult stains, such as wax or oil-based stains, refer to your manufacturer's cleaning guidelines. If you need to use any cleaning products, make sure they are also manufacturer-approved so you do not damage the surface of your flooring.