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Laminate floors are a stunning, durable, and cost-effective flooring option. If you have laminate floors in your home, there are several mistakes you need to avoid while cleaning them in order to keep your flooring looking its best:

Laminate Floors 101 Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

  • Never use shine enhancers, varnish, oils, soaps, detergents, or waxes when you clean your laminate floors.
  • If you choose to use a cleaner on your flooring, never apply it directly to the top of the laminate, as this can cause surface stains. Instead, spray the cleaner on a damp mop or cleaning cloth first.
  • When you clean your flooring, never use a cleaning machine, such as a steam cleaner, spray mop, or power cleaner.
  • Avoid mopping your laminate floors with water, and if something ever spills on your flooring, do not let it sit there for an extended period of time.

laminate floorsTo keep your laminate floors in good shape, it is best to use a vacuum cleaner, dust mop, or soft bristle broom on a regular basis to remove dirt, dust, and other loose particles from your flooring. If you want to perform a thorough cleaning, spray an approved laminate flooring cleaner onto a microfibre, cotton, or terrycloth mop and apply it to your floors. For extra protection, place quality floor mats and rugs throughout your home, especially near entryways and exits, and put protective pads underneath heavy furniture.