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Care & Maintenance

Keeping Your Laminate Clean

At H&R Carpets & Flooring, we recommend the following care and maintenance routine for your new laminate floors. Daily care and maintenance of your laminate flooring could include sweeping, dry mopping, or vacuuming with a hard surface flooring attachment. 

Laminate Spills and Stains

Most common household messes like spills and soil should be wiped or swept clean. Blot and dry any liquid spills as quickly as possible to avoid warping. For difficult stains and messes like candle wax and chewing gum or oil-based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning tough stains and messes. Many of these tougher stains have simple solutions like using nail polish remover or freezing with ice before gently scraping away with a plastic scraper.

Preventative Laminate 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 floors 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 its longevity with some flair.