How to Keep Your Laminate Floors Looking Brand New
Feb 01, 2018
With its ability to look just like hardwood, ceramic, or stone, laminate is a great flooring option for those high traffic areas in your home. Laminate is incredibly durable and easy to maintain, however just like any type of flooring, it does require regular cleaning.
Can You Really Clean Your Laminate Floors with Vinegar?
Vinegar can be used to clean laminate flooring and is great for bringing the shine back to your floors. To create your cleaning solution, use 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Spray the solution in small areas at a time, and clean with a damp cloth or mop. Once finished, dry the laminate and your floors will shine like new!
Tips for Washing Laminate Floors
For general laminate cleaning, we recommend using a dust mop or a damp mop. To prevent dirt and grit from scratching the laminate, vacuuming and sweeping daily is encouraged.
How to Prevent Damage to your Laminate Floors
To prevent damage, it's encouraged to not walk on the floor in spiked shoes or heels. Place doormats at every entrance to keep sand, dirt, and grit from scratching your floor. And lastly, do not use soap, detergent based cleaners, wax-based products, any type of polish, or a steam cleaner.
Check out our hard surface floor care guide for more floor cleaning tips!
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