Floor Care for Laminate Flooring
Homeowners choose laminate flooring when they want a beautiful floor that’s long-lasting and low maintenance. Follow these simple steps for cleaning and caring for your laminate floor.
The versatility of laminate flooring is what makes it a favorite with homeowners who want a beautiful floor that’s long-lasting and easy to clean. To get the performance you want from your laminate floor, follow these simple steps.
Routine cleaning for your laminate floor
Caring for your laminate floor
Your beautiful Armstrong laminate floor is extremely scratch- and impact-resistant, but it’s not indestructible. Maximize the durability of your laminate floor by following these care and maintenance tips.
- Place a natural material mat or a mat that won’t fade or bleed color at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture.
- Use protective felt pads under furniture legs and appliances. As a general rule, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector should be to prevent indentation.
- Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with cleats on your laminate flooring, and keep your pets’ nails trimmed.
- When moving furniture, don’t slide pieces across a laminate floor. If possible, carefully lift heavy items when repositioning them. Or use a wheeled dolly after first placing a clean sheet of smooth plywood or large, heavy cardboard over your laminate floor to protect it.
- If you expect an area of your laminate floor will be subjected to heavier than normal foot traffic, use an area rug.
- Occasionally, rearrange furniture to avoid indentation.
- Make minor nicks or scratches disappear with a color-matched correction kit, such as Armstrong’s Laminate Floor Touch-Up Kit. Look for it at your local flooring retailer.
- Be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranty for additional care instructions and recommendations.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much time or effort to ensure your beautiful laminate floor will look and perform its best year after year.