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How to properly clean laminate hard wood flooring?

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My husband says just use water on sponge mop and then dry it right away.
Is he right or is there any other ways to clean a laminate wood flooring.

Use a vacuum, and *damp* mop – not wet. The protective layer of a quality laminate floor does a pretty good job of keeping dirt and grit from settling on its surface. Beyond regular sweeping and vacuuming, with periodic damp mopping, laminate is probably one of the most low-maintenance floors you can get.

Happy cleaning!

3 Responses to “How to properly clean laminate hard wood flooring?”

  1. (:?TayLee?:) Says:

    Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. Never allow liquids to stand on your floor.

    For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink, or tar, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth, then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue.

    Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard floor attachment (not the beater bar) to prevent accumulation of dirt and grit that can scratch or dull the floor finish.

    Periodically clean the floor with cleaning products made specifically for laminate floor care. For optimum results, we recommend Shaw’s R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner.

    Do not wash or wet mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material. This could cause swelling, warping, delamination, and joint-line separation, and void the warranty.

    Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong ammoniated or chlorinated type cleaners.

    Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine.

    For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

    A more frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming schedule may be required in very sandy areas such as a beach home.:)
    References :
    http://www.shawfloors.com/cms/Articles.aspx?DN=1150,1109,29,4,Documents

  2. porcelina_68 Says:

    Laminate is different from hard wood. You do not want to leave water too long on a laminate floor, or the finish will buckle.

    Make your own floor cleaner by mixing equal parts of rubbing alcohol, water, and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe up small sections of the floor at a time. The alcohol will help the water evaporate.
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  3. Rob J Says:

    Use a vacuum, and *damp* mop – not wet. The protective layer of a quality laminate floor does a pretty good job of keeping dirt and grit from settling on its surface. Beyond regular sweeping and vacuuming, with periodic damp mopping, laminate is probably one of the most low-maintenance floors you can get.

    Happy cleaning!
    References :
    http://flooring.builddirect.com/Articles/ArticleDirectory/Laminate_Articles/ad_laminate_012.aspx?scategory=Laminate

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