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LAMINATE CARE & MAINTENANCE

We recommend the following care and maintenance routine for your new laminate floors.

WHAT IS PROPER LAMINATE CARE & MAINTENANCE?

The construction of laminate flooring varies based on manufacturer. Some newer laminate products include waterproof finishes & some do not. Your care and maintenance routine should adhere to your manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, Shaw laminate flooring often includes natural wood, so it’s crucial to avoid using excessive moisture or a non-approved cleaning solution while caring for your floors.

Laminate flooring | Cherry City Interiors

First, establish a maintenance routine everyone can follow!

ROUTINE SWEEPING

Sweep, dry mop, or vacuum your floors daily or weekly, depending on how much dirt is brought indoors.

CLEAN SPILLS PROMPTLY

Don't let common liquids spills and other debris sit for too long to avoid stains or moisture damage.

DOOR MATS

Capture sand, grime and dirt before they enter your home by placing door mats or rugs at all entryways.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Heavy appliances can cause dents or marks on flooring over time; protect your floors by placing them on mats. Use wide dollies whenever you need to move furniture across the floor. Add area rugs to protect your flooring and increase its longevity & add warmth to a room.

Surya rugs | Cherry City Interiors
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DEALING WITH SPILLS

When it comes to difficult stains and messes like candle wax, chewing gum, or oil-based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult with your manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning tough stains and messes. Some of these tougher stains have simple solutions. 

For an occasional deeper clean for your laminate flooring, use a manufacturer-approved hard surface cleaner.

Mohawk laminate flooring | Cherry City Interiors

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your laminate flooring looking beautiful.

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