How to Clean Laminate Flooring: Do's and Don'ts

Laminate flooring is a realistic alternative to hardwood, stone, or tile flooring. The laminate flooring is easily installed and can be used anywhere in the home. Laminate flooring is extremely resistant to scratches, stains, and sunlight. Laminate flooring has become a popular choice because of its durability as well as its price. Laminate flooring also does not require waxing or polishing. Yet laminate flooring does require some basic maintenance to ensure the flooring lasts for years.

Laminate flooring requires basic maintenance.

Step 1

Use a broom to sweep or a vacuum to remove dirt and dust from the laminate floors. Dirt and dust acts as natural abrasives on the floor, and if they are removed, the laminate flooring will last longer and will not get scratched.

Step 2

Use a damp terry cloth mop to clean the floors. Excessive water can cause the laminate flooring to expand and warp, so avoid extra water on the laminate flooring.

Step 3

Once a month, use a laminate floor cleaner with a damp terry cloth mop to clean the laminate flooring. Do not ever clean the laminate flooring with highly abrasive or soap-based floor cleaners. Some floor cleaners can wear on the laminate flooring and reduce the life of the floors.

Step 4

Do not wax or polish the laminate flooring. Laminate flooring does not require the extra care because of its high durability.

Step 5

Never try to sand laminate floors. Sanding will destroy the laminate flooring.