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What Should You Use to Clean Laminate Flooring?

Cleaning Laminate Flooring

At Webb Carpet Company, we understand that not all laminate floors can be created equal. While some of the newer laminate flooring includes waterproof finishes, most do not which requires your care and maintenance routine to comply with the manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, Shaw laminate flooring includes wood, so you should never use excessive moisture or a non-approved cleaning solution while caring for their laminate flooring.


Daily care and maintenance of your laminate flooring could include sweeping, dry moping or vacuuming with a hard surface flooring attachment. Most common household messes like spills and soil wipe or sweep away clean. Blot and dry any liquid spills as quickly as possible to avoid warping.



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Flooring | Webb Carpet

Preventative Maintenance for Laminate Flooring

For preventative maintenance, use doormats at the entry to the room to capture any dirt, sand or grime that could be tracked onto your flooring. Protect your flooring from dents or marks by placing heavy appliances on mats, and use wide dollies whenever you need to move furniture across the floor. For stylish protection for your laminate flooring, add an area rug or two to increase you its longevity with some flair!

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. Most 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 (

To give your laminate flooring a deeper clean, use a manufacturer approved hard surface cleaner like the Shaw R2X Hardsurface Floor Cleaner available for purchase at our store location or online here (Enter link).

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