How to Clean Laminate Floors

How to Clean Laminate Floors

For laminate flooring that always looks its best, follow these easy cleaning and care tips. 

Routine Laminate Floor Cleaning & Care

  • Clean your laminate floor using a microfibre or terry cloth mop and Armstrong Flooring Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.
  • For best results, spray cleaner directly onto the bottom of the mop cover.
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly using the wand attachment on your vacuum cleaner. DO NOT use the beater bar on your vacuum, or it could damage the floor.
  • Use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
  • Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture brought into your home. 


  • Clean up liquid spills immediately.


  • Wet Mop laminate floors.
  • Use steam mops on laminate floors.
  • Use mops with oil treated covers.
  • Place black rubber blacked mats, wheels or tyres on laminate floors. These will stain your floor.
    • Surface dirt, grit, grease or high heel marks should be addressed immediately.
    • Remove tough spots like shoe polish, tar and asphalt driveway seal with adhesive cleaner, low-odour mineral spirits or nail polish remover containing acetone (follow instructions on label).
    • Soap-based detergents or “mop and shine” products are not recommended for use on laminate floors as these may leave a dull film on your floor.
    • Do not apply wax or polish your floor.
    • For added protection, use floor protectors (such as felt) on chairs and other furniture. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector should be.
    • When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar and use the bare floor setting.
    • Place a natural or colourfast mat at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture. Also place wipe off mats at the inside of every entrance.
    • Metal caster wheels can damage the floor. Instead, we recommend using soft white or grey wheels wide enough to support the load.
    • For minor abrasions or scratches, use a touch-up kit or acrylic filler to repair.
    • Major damage can be repaired with a plank replacement 

Source: Armstrong Flooring

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