laminate flooring

Can you steam mop laminate floors?

04 Jun 2021

Laminate flooring from Value Carpets is naturally durable and makes the cleaning process a breeze.

For our latest blog, we will give you a comprehensive guide to how to care for your laminated flooring and keep it looking brand new for years to come.

The main point to consider is that moisture and wood do not mix.

Your Guide to Cleaning Laminate Flooring

  • Do not use steam cleaners or wet mops as this can cause irreparable damage to your floor
  • Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen and never allow liquids to stand on your floor
  • For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink or tar, you can use acetone/nail polish remover with a clean white cloth. Then wipe the area with a damp cloth for removing any remaining residue
  • Sweep, dust, or vacuum the surface regularly with the hard floor attachment to prevent dirt and grit from accumulating as this can scratch or dull the floor finish
  • Periodically clean the floor with cleaning products that are specifically designed for laminate flooring
  • Do not wash or wet mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent or any other liquid cleaning product as this could cause swelling, warping, delamination, and joint-line separation and void the warranty
  • Avoid using steel wool, abrasive cleaners or strong ammoniated or chlorinated type cleaners
  • Don’t use any type of buffing or polishing machine on laminated floors
  • For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface and wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • For sandy areas such as a beachside home, a more frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming schedule may be needed

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions about the maintenance of laminate floors, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Value Carpets and Flooring.

We also have two showrooms in Cannock and Birmingham, where we continue to observe government COVID regulations.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737