Laminate flooring has a well-earned reputation for being
long lasting and easy to care for. In fact, laminate flooring
may be the best long-term value in floor covering, if you
consider the low maintenance cost and low purchase price.
It’s very easy to keep your new laminate floor looking great.
Believe it or not, dry mopping and vacuuming are all that’s
needed for routine cleaning!
Sand and grit are the big offenders that will damage the
surface of your laminate floor. Just vacuum them up right
away to prevent scratching.
Also, clean up liquid spills as soon as you can. You want
to keep the liquid from sinking into the joints between
the planks. Here's how to keep your laminate floor looking
like new for many years to come:
Wipe up spills
Use a vacuum cleaner
with a wand attachment or dust mop to remove
loose dust and soil. Purchase the manufacturer-recommended
laminate flooring cleaner available at Efloors.com.
Use plain water
on a clean cloth to remove sticky dirt, then
wipe with a dry cloth.
Use a plastic scraper
to gently remove items like gum or candle wax,
then use plain water on a clean cloth to remove
any residue. After that, dry the area with a
Use floor mats
or throw rugs at entrances and in front of your
kitchen sink and refrigerator. These will attract
soil and keep it off your floor.
felt pads on chairs and furniture legs, also
available on Efloors.com.
Whenever you move
refrigerators, stoves or other furniture and
appliances, protect your laminate floor with
plywood or masonite. Use proper furniture moving
In the unlikely
event that some of your laminate floor gets
damaged beyond repair, you can easily replace
that part of the floor if you’ve kept some extra
pieces on hand to use for repairs.
Wet mop your laminate
Wax your laminate
floor. It never needs waxing.
Use a broom—it
can drag grit across the floor and scratch the
Use soap, detergent,
oil soaps, ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, wax,
polish and, or abrasive soap powders.
Let water or liquid
of any type sit on your laminate floor for any
length of time.
We hope this has been a helpful overview of taking proper care of your laminate floors.
For more information, feel free to contact us at
1-888-522-5456, email us at
visit our live chat window. You’ll meet our experienced flooring specialists who
will be happy to answer all your questions.
Please click through and enjoy our website. Efloors.com offers top-quality laminate
flooring from several major manufacturers, including
Wilsonart. Because we want you to be a satisfied customer, we also have a lot
of useful information to help you learn more about laminate floors:
Pros and cons of laminate
Proper trims and moldings for laminate flooring
Should you buy laminate
What you need to know
about underlayment for your laminate flooring
How much laminate flooring
will you need?
Your laminate floor:
care and maintenance has never been easier
10 things you must know before
hiring a laminate flooring installer
Choosing your new laminate
floor: the right product at the right price
Return to the laminate flooring home page