Laminate Flooring Care
You can protect your Laminate Floor by following these easy guidelines.
Laminate Floor is the closest thing there is to a “maintenance free” floor.
The melamine-impregnated surface with aluminum oxide makes it resistant to dirt and dust. Ordinarily vacuuming or sweeping is usually sufficient to keep the floor clean. If needed, occasionally clean with a cloth or mop (micro-fiber or terrycloth hooded) slightly moistened.
- Never flood the floor with water.
- Do not use soap-based detergents, as these may leave a dull finish on your floor.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder, as these may scratch your floor.
- Never wax, polish, sand or lacquer a Laminate Floor.
- Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil, asphalt and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor.
- For furnishings, use wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors, such as clear, hard plastic or non-staining felt protectors, for heavy furnishings.
- Promptly remove all liquid spills, including pet urine.
- For items not covered by the following chart, call Mannington Consumer Services at 1-800-FLOOR-US (1-800-356-6787).
The overall stain resistance of Laminate floors is excellent and most spills will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean, white cloth. Removing certain substances may take a little extra effort, as outlined below:
|Juice, wine, grease, chocolate||Dampen a rag with a cleaning product and spot clean.|
|Cigarette burns, asphalt, shoe polish, paint, crayon, ink, dried foods, nail polish||Dampen rag with alcohol or nail polish remover and spot clean.|
|Candle wax, chewing gum||Allow to harden and gently scrape with a plastic scraper.|