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Caring for Your Laminate Floor

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Laminate flooring care and maintenance

Maint picture_laminateGeneral maintenance

Cleaning laminate flooring is simple; dirt and dust are easily removed with a vacuum or broom. For more difficult-to-remove soil, use a cloth moistened very lightly with plain water. Then wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth.

*** Under no circumstances should the floor be wet mopped. ***

Heavier stains may be removed with manufacturer recommended laminate flooring cleaner available from Conklin Bros.

Never use soap solutions, waxes, sealers, polishes, or any abrasive materials such as scuff pads.

Protect the laminate flooring in high traffic areas and from excessive tracking of outside dirt and soil with mats at all entrances.

Protective felt pads on chair and furniture legs are recommended to further protect the floor.

Occasionally, things may become “stuck” to your floor, such as gum or candle wax. This situation is best handled by letting the spot harden completely, then scraping it gently off the floor with a plastic scraper. Residue can then be removed using a clean rag damped with a little manufacturer recommended cleaner.

Tips

Do

Wipe up spills immediately

Use door mats and throw rugs outside room entrances and in front of kitchen sink and refrigerator to help keep dirt and grit off your floor, and to prevent damage and excessive wear.

Place runners and area rugs along high traffic areas.

Move heavy appliances and furniture by using a dolly rolled over plywood or pressed board.

Use furniture leg protector pads under all furniture legs.

Don’t

Don’t allow water or any liquid to stand on your floor for any length of time.

Don’t use any of the following products on your floor: ammonia based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax based products, detergents, bleach, polishes and oil soaps, or abrasive cleaning soaps.

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