Laminate Flooring Care & Maintenance Guide

For Waterproof Laminate, Water Resistant Laminate, and Traditional Laminate Flooring

General Care

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Cleaning Tools

Laminate flooring can be cleaned using a broom with soft bristles, vacuum without a beater bar, damp mop, dust mop, jet mop, or dry mop. If your laminate flooring is waterproof or water resistant and installed in a residential area, a steam mop on the lowest setting is acceptable.

Please avoid the use of excessively wet mops and moisture during daily care and maintenance.

Always refer to your product’s warranty and installation guide for additional instructions.

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Recommended Cleaner

For laminate floors suitable for wet mopping, only use cleaners that are specifically formulated for laminate.

Do not use cleaners that contain ammonia, bleach, oil, polish, strong alkaline cleaning agents and solvents, or wax.

Avoid the use of steel wool and scouring powders. Use of any of these products may result in scratches, gouges, or a dull film residue.

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Spill Protection

To prevent staining, wipe spills immediately with a damp microfiber cloth and cleaner specifically formulated for laminate floors. Additionally, promptly clean any standing water, pet urine, or other liquids.

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Floor & Decor Pro Tip

It is recommended that cleaners and treatments are tested in a small, isolated area to ensure desired results.

Preventative Maintenance

The best way to maintain your laminate floors is to protect them from scratches.

Never slide, drag, or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor and consider using protective sheets when moving furniture with a dolly.

Use mats and area rugs without rubber backing in high traffic areas, and mats in entryways to avoid tracking in dirt and grit.

Place nylon or felt protection pads under all furniture legs and periodically clean the pads for any buildup that may cause scratching.

Avoid wearing shoes with spikes, cleats, or sharp heels, and for best results, ensure pet nails are trimmed to help prevent damage.

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*Since every application is different, the suggestions mentioned above are general recommendations only. Please be sure to follow all guidelines set in your product’s installation guide and warranty. If needed, we strongly recommend consulting a licensed professional who has experience with your material type and specific situation.