Laminate floors provide a distinct beauty and warmth to your
home. Regular care will keep your floor looking new. Because laminate floors
are so dense, they are easy to keep clean. The most effective way to care for
your laminate floor is to vacuum, dust mop and occasionally damp mop.
Laminate floors are beautiful and very durable but not
indestructible. Floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on its
surface. You can avoid this by sweeping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose
dirt and grit. You can use a broom or, to make the job faster, use a vacuum
cleaner without a beater bar. Vacuum cleaner attachments are also useful to
pick up dirt from between planks or along edges.
Placing doormats or walk-off mats at each entryway will
collect excessive moisture and dirt before they enter the house.
Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of furniture will prevent possible
scratching or abrasion. Remember to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or
Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning can be done
using the manufacturer's recommended products. Never flood the floor with water
or cleaner. Laminate flooring can expand if excessive water is used while
cleaning. After damp mopping, use a clean dry cloth to wipe the floor
thoroughly. Tough, stubborn stains such as paint or adhesive should be removed
with alcohol or acetone.