How to Clean Laminate Floors

Your laminate floor has years of style and performance to offer. Keep it looking fresh with these laminate care tips.



Do's

  • Clean regularly. Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum using the wand attachment.

  • Use a made-for-laminate floor cleanser for extra shine.

  • Shield the floor from direct sunlight and keep the relative humidity between 35 and 55%.

  • Wipe up spills right away with a soft, dry cloth.

  • Protect against tracked-in dirt and moisture with a welcome mat made of natural, colorfast material.

  • Use felt protectors on heavy or sharp furniture legs to help prevent deep indentations.

  • Trim pet nails regularly and leave shoes (especially high heels) at the door to avoid scratching the surface.

Don'ts

  • Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or kitchen scrubbies. And avoid steam cleaners or wet mops, which may damage your laminate.

  • Avoid wax and polish, as these can create a slippery and potentially dangerous surface when applied to laminate.

  • When selecting mats, avoid rubber, foam back or plastic mats, as these materials can discolor laminate surfaces.

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