Laminate Care and Maintenance

Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture.

For added indentation resistance, use felt floor protectors on chairs and other furniture. As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector should be.

Routine Laminate Floor Care and Maintenance


  • Vacuum, use a dust mop or wipe with a damp cloth.
  • For spills, just wipe up with a cloth or sponge.
  • Allow time for floor to dry after washing.
  • Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills, foreign substances, or wet feet.


  • Use soap-based detergents or "mop and shine" products, as these may leave a dull film on your laminate floor.
  • Use a steam mop to clean your floor.
  • Use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or scouring powder, which can scratch your floor. And, in very sandy areas or at the beach, sweep or vacuum regularly.
  • Wax or polish your floor.
  • You may purchase floor care products and floor protectors at your local flooring retailer.

Spring Cleaning

Use a well-squeezed damp mop with Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner A light damp mop is all you need.