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How to Clean Laminate Floors

Laminate floors are an excellent choice for a variety of households. One of the reasons why they’re so popular is because of how easy they are to clean and care for. When it comes to maintenance, laminate doesn’t require you to adhere to a demanding cleaning routine, but instead, offers you the flexibility to keep up with cleaning quickly and easily on your schedule.

If you have laminate floors in your home or are planning on investing in brand-new laminate soon and want to learn how to care for laminate, our guide is an excellent place to start. We’ll explain the best tools, best ways to maintain laminate, how to protect laminate, and more!

How to Deep Clean Laminate Floors


  1. Start with a Broom & Vacuum Beginning with a broom or vacuum will ensure that you don’t push around dirt and rocks when you move on to the next steps.
  2. Turn Beater Bar Off If you choose to vacuum, make sure the beater bar is turned off and always sweep or vacuum in several directions to remove as much dirt as possible.
  3. Mop After you have removed all loose dirt and debris, damp mop or mop with an approved laminate floor cleaner. .

Do not use a mop that is soaked in water. Laminate is made from wood and can become damaged with excess water, especially if it soaks into the flooring. Ideally, your laminate floors should dry within one to two minutes. If they are not drying quickly, you may be using too much laminate floor cleaner or water. Instead, only use the amount of cleaner that is necessary to coat the floor and spread around. It’s best to start at the back of a room and work your way toward the front. By starting in the back, you won’t have to walk through the room to get out!


Best Tools for Cleaning Laminate Floors


How do you know what types of brooms, vacuums, and mops to use on laminate? Navigating the many options can be confusing, but we can guide you to the right tools for cleaning and maintaining laminate flooring.

 

How to Protect Laminate


The best way to keep your laminate floors looking their best is by preventing damages from occurring in the first place. Spills, accidents, and dirt can be reduced by taking a few preventative steps like the ones listed below.