Laminate Care & Maintenance

One thing we tell our customers at Leicester Flooring: not all laminate floors are created equal. While some of the newer laminate flooring includes waterproof finishes, most do not. That means that your care and maintenance routine should comply with your flooring manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, Shaw laminate flooring includes wood, so you should never use excessive moisture or a non-approved cleaning solution while caring for their laminate flooring.

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Laminate Cleaning Guide

Daily care and maintenance of your laminate flooring could include sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming with a hard surface flooring attachment. Most common household messes like spills and soil wipe or sweep away clean. Blot and dry any liquid spills as quickly as possible to avoid warping.

For preventative maintenance, use doormats at the entry to the room to capture any dirt, sand or grime that could be tracked onto your flooring. Protect your flooring from dents or marks by placing heavy appliances on mats, and use wide dollies whenever you need to move furniture across the floor. For stylish protection for your laminate flooring, add an area rug or two to increase its longevity with some flair!

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Additional resources

When it comes to difficult stains and messes like candle wax and chewing gum, or oil based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning tough stains and messes. Most have simple solutions like using nail polish remover or freezing with ice before gently scraping away with a plastic scraper. For specific guidelines, visit Shaw’s laminate flooring cleaning suggestions here.

To give your laminate flooring a deeper clean, use a manufacturer-approved hard surface cleaner.

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your laminate flooring looking beautiful.

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