How to Care for Wood or Laminate Flooring

In order to keep your hardwood or laminate floors looking new, follow these basic tips for proper care and cleaning.


Regular Maintenance Tips and Guidelines:

  • As soon as a spill occurs, blot up with a damp cloth, not allowing the spill to stand on the floor.
  • Vacuum or sweep your floors regularly. When vacuuming, use a brush or felt hard floor attachment, rather than the beater bar, which can cause scratches or dull your floor’s finish.
  • Do not mop or wash hardwood or laminate floors with water, soap, ammoniated, chlorinated, or any liquid material. These liquids can cause your floor to warp or swell.
  • Use nail polish remover on a white cloth to remove paint, markers, ink, shoe polish, or nail polish. Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth after to clean up any remaining residue.
  • Do not use a polishing or buffing machine on your wood or laminate flooring.
  • For chewing gum or candle wax, harden the spot with a bag of ice, then scrape the gum or wax off with a plastic scraper and wipe with a damp cloth.

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