Cleaning and Care
How to properly clean your laminate flooring
In order to keep your laminate flooring looking like new, it’s important to properly clean and care for it. You have most likely decided upon laminate flooring for its easy care, durability and resilient overlay, all of which will last a lifetime.
Laminate is first and foremost very easy to take care of. Nevertheless, proper cleaning is necessary. In order to maintain the exceptional appearance of your flooring for decades, the correct use of cleaning agents and proper technique are required.
By following the care and cleaning instructions on the following pages, you will ensure getting the maximum life out of your laminate flooring:
Tips to help preserve your flooring
Keep your flooring looking brand new
The toughness and resilience keeps it looking great everyday: wear and tear from daily use is seldom seen.
There is no need to constantly worry about your flooring. Even the toughest of spills are easy to remove with just a damp cloth. Red wine, oil, jam and nail polish are no match for your laminate flooring.
Indentations and scratches:
Rarely will furniture leave any indentations behind when it sits atop laminate flooring. In order to prevent additional damage, furniture should not be dragged or pushed across the surface, rather lifted and put into place. For those with chairs they shove and laminate flooring they love, we highly recommend affixing felt pads to the chair legs. If using castors with office chairs, please use soft rubber ones (labelled W) according to DIN 68131.
Laminate flooring is light resistant to level 6 of the Blue Wool Scale according to DIN 13229, meaning that the colouring of your flooring will always remain the same. No parquet flooring can ever achieve this, as it darkens over time.
The right care for your laminate flooring
Learn how to properly care for your laminate flooring
The high quality laminate flooring has a life span over several decades. To ensure that your laminate flooring looks like new for as long as possible, please take note of the following care instructions:
At the basic level, laminate flooring is extremely durable and easy to care for. Small stains can be removed quickly and easily with just a damp cloth.
- In high-traffic areas with lots of dirt, such as entryways, mats will help to protect against abrasions.
- Furniture legs should be protected with felt pads to guard against scratching. Note that you can void your warranty should you not use felt pads.
- Office chairs with wheels should use class W, soft castors.
- Standing water should be avoided at all costs. Take extra caution in areas with flowerpots, vases, and near water faucets.
- When cleaning, make sure the cloth is damp, not soaking wet.
- If you use any cleaning agents while cleansing the floor, make sure that all residues are removed.
The right cleaner for your laminate flooring
Please never use cleaning agents that contain wax or oil. These materials cannot penetrate the surface of the laminate flooring forming a film that attracts dirt like a magnet.
Laminate flooring cleaning made easy
Tips for cleaning laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is durable and easy to care for. The following cleaning instructions make it easy for owners to ensure that their laminate flooring remains in top shape for decades.
Basically, laminate flooring can be cleaned with just a cloth, mop, broom or vacuum. Surface dirt can be easily removed with a cloth or vacuum. Scuff marks and difficult stains can be removed just as fast and easily: simply wipe your flooring with a damp cloth. Please note that the cloth should be wrung out before wiping.
Unsuitable cleaning agents
The following cleaning agents are not suitable for cleaning laminate flooring:
- Strong Solvents
- Abrasive polish that can damage the surface coating
If you do clean your laminate flooring using a cleaning agent, make sure that you dry the floor as thoroughly as possible so that no residue remains.