Laminate Floor Care Guide


  • Vacuum Regularly - vacuum using a soft bristle brush attachment. Place long bristle welcome mats placed at all outside entrances for people to wipe their feet on before walking on your floors.
  • Light Damp Mop - most laminate floors may be lightly damped mopped when needed. Avoid standing water as this may cause the seams between the planks to peak.
  • Use the Proper Chair Glides - Narrow wheels, sharp wooden legs or metal furniture legs can scratch your floors. Any furniture that rests directly on top of a laminate floor should have floor protectors, or wide furniture coasters under all feet.
  • Don't Use Oil Soaps - There are many over the counter oil-based soaps that when used for cleaning your floor that will leave a dull finish on your floor.
  • Trim Pet's Claws Regularly - Even though laminate floors are durable, pet's claws may scratch the surface if they are not trimmed regularly.
  • Never Wax a Laminate Floor - laminate floors have a very dense surface and floor waxes will not stick to the surface.
  • Wipe Spills Immediately - when liquids get spilled on your laminate floor use a slightly damp white cloth, or paper towel to immediately blot up and dry the effected area. For more difficult spots, follow the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedures.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations - the best suggestion is to only use the manufacturers recommended cleaning products on your floor.