LAMINATE CARE & MAINTENANCE
Did you know that the makeup of laminate flooring varies based on manufacturer? While some newer laminate flooring products include waterproof finishes, most do not. Your care and maintenance routine should comply with the manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, Shaw laminate flooring includes wood, so it’s crucial to avoid using excessive moisture or a non-approved cleaning solution while caring for your laminate flooring.
- Heavy appliances can cause dents or marks on your flooring over time; protect your flooring by placing heavy appliances on mats.
- Use wide dollies whenever you need to move furniture across the floor.
- Add an area rug or two to protect your flooring and increase its longevity while adding warmth to the room!
LAMINATE FLOORING STAIN REMOVAL
When it comes to difficult stains and messes like candle wax and chewing gum, or oil based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning tough stains and messes. Some of these tougher stains have simple solutions like using nail polish remover or freezing with ice before gently scraping away with a plastic scraper. For specific guidelines, visit Shaw’s laminate flooring cleaning suggestions here (https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/laminate/care-maintenance/how-to-clean-laminate-floors).
For an occasional deeper clean for your laminate flooring, use a manufacturer approved hard surface cleaner.
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Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your laminate flooring looking beautiful.
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