While caring for your laminate flooring is a breeze, it's still important to use the correct techniques and cleaning products to prevent damage. Find out how to care for your laminate flooring to keep it looking beautiful for a long time.
Daily care & maintenance
For starters, you should incorporate some preventative maintenance into your routine. First, invest in a few doormats and place them strategically throughout your home. Encourage visitors to use them to keep dirt off of your new flooring. For daily care, you need only vacuum and dry mop regularly, using products with care (make sure they're manufacturer-approved).
Dealing with spills
Wipe away any liquid messes with a clean cloth as soon as you see them occur. While some newer laminate flooring products include waterproof finishes, most do not. Therefore, it's essential to treat these spills right away. For more stubborn messes, see your manufacturer's care guidelines. Laminate care will often vary by material and manufacturer; for instance, Shaw flooring includes wood, so it will require a wood-safe cleaning product.