Laminate Care & Maintenance

Daily Laminate Care

You will cherish how easy it is to maintain your laminate floors, and daily care steps will help you preserve them in your active home. We recommend using quality indoor-outdoor mats at each entranceway to scrape footwear before entering the home. During the months that receive the most rainfall and winter months that produce constant slush, keep shoe racks by the door and encourage guests to remove footwear. Keep all pet nails trim to reduce scratching the floors and brush your pets to reduce the amount of pet dander that hits the laminate surface. Sweep daily or as frequently as you can with a soft bristle broom or dust-mop to remove dirt and debris effectively!

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Treating Spills On Laminate

With added moisture resistance, laminate floors can give you the look of hardwood floors but without the fear of damage from a spill, pet accident, or puddle. You can simply use paper towels to remove any solid material, starting from the outside of the spill and working in. Then, use warm water with paper towels or a dry, white cloth to wipe the area up and use a gentle cleaner to spot-treat any stains if needed. Loosen dried stains with a soft bristle brush, scrub, and rinse off again. 

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Deep Cleaning Laminate

Many laminate products are created with active homes in mind, but the amount of moisture resistance will vary between products. You need to ensure your product is suitable for moisture-prone areas like kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, and laundry rooms before installation. If your laminate floors are warranted for mopping, follow your manufacturer's guidelines, use the least amount of water needed, and dry the floor with a microfiber cloth!