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Top Tips for Cleaning Waterproof Laminate Flooring

Durable, beautiful, and inexpensive compared to other flooring options, laminate is one of the most sought-after options on the market. Able to mirror other, more expensive materials, laminate flooring is ideal for homeowners looking to add style to their homes while on a budget.

cleaning waterproof laminate flooring

While laminate flooring is, indeed, a low-maintenance flooring option, some upkeep is required to ensure that your laminate flooring continues to look great for years to come. By cleaning your laminate flooring regularly, you can help guarantee that it always looks its best.

Follow our guide for top tips and tricks for cleaning your waterproof laminate flooring.

Sweep or Vacuum Regularly

 A daily/weekly sweeping or vacuuming of your waterproof laminate flooring will help to eliminate debris, which will, in turn, prevent scratches and scrapes on your new flooring.

Whether you decide to opt for a broom or vacuum is entirely up to you, as each type has its merits. However, if you opt for a vacuum, find one without a beater bar, as they can damage your flooring.

Sweeping, dusting, and picking up loose dirt and other debris will ensure that your waterproof laminate flooring always stays looking its best and help to prolong the lifespan of your flooring.

Wet Mop Your Flooring

While your sweeping and vacuuming routine should occur every day or every few days, wet mopping is something that, if done well, only needs to be done every few weeks or monthly, depending on the homeowner.

Due to the very nature of laminate flooring, even waterproof laminate flooring, using too much water can harm your floors. When mopping, we recommend using a microfiber mop or dampened cloth. Microfiber will help ensure that water does not seep into the crevasses.

When mopping, the temperature should be moderately warm to bring the dirt particles to the surface. You may also use a few drops of a manufacturer-approved cleaning product when wet mopping the floor. But be warned, using the wrong type of solution can severely damage your laminate flooring.

Allow Time to Dry

Your laminate floors should be allowed to air dry from there. Avoid the area while it’s drying to prevent adding additional dirt or footprints to the flooring. Once dry, your laminate flooring should look as good as the day it was installed.

Tips For Removing Stains

When and if a spill occurs, promptly wipe up the mess with a towel to prevent long-term damage. However, if the liquid or substance has time to set in, here is a guide for dealing with specific types of stains.

Candle wax

Allow the wax to dry, and then scrape away with a plastic knife. Using a non-plastic knife could further damage your floor, so be warned.

Scuff marks

First, try a pencil eraser to remove the scuff before scrubbing away with a water and vinegar solution.

Marker or pen

Rubbing alcohol should work to remove this stain.


Begin by wiping the blood away with a wet cloth. If that does not work, spray window cleaner on the stain and wipe it away.

Nail polish

Ironically, nail polish remover is the recommended remedy for removing nail polish from laminate flooring.

To keep your laminate flooring looking its best, establish a routine care and maintenance schedule and clean your floors often. In doing so, you will ensure that your laminate flooring looks great for years to come.

For additional information on laminate floor maintenance or to get some brand new laminate put into your home, contact the team at Dolphin Carpet today!