Laminate is a popular flooring choice for active families. Aside from being durable, it is also gives hardwood floors a run for their money. Although laminate floors look like hardwood, they can’t be refinished. That’s why you need to put some effort in to keeping them clean and damage-free.

In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to clean your floor effortlessly. Here are some tips for cleaning laminate floors.

Routine cleaning

Although laminate floors are virtually scratch-resistant, dirt, grime and other debris can scratch the floor, especially if not cleaned regularly. Remove everyday dirt by sweeping a dry dust mop across the floor’s surface.

It is best to sweep in the direction that the floor is laid as it makes it easier to pick up any debris that falls in between the grooves of the floor.

Damp mop

The best way to clean laminate floors is with a microfiber mop. However, water can seep behind baseboards and permanently damage the floor. That means you shouldn’t clean or mop the floors with water. Wring out the mop, spray the floor with cleaner and wipe up immediately. You know you’re using too much water when you see traces of water after you mop a spot.

Clean up spills

One of the best things about laminate floor is that it’s stain resistant. But it is important to clean up spills before they dry. Use a cloth or sponge to blot up spills. Do not allow any liquid to remain on the floor for an extended period of time as it may cause warping.

Protect the floor

Now that you know how to properly clean the floor, keep it looking its best by protecting it from scuff marks, dents and scratches. Place rugs in areas with heavy traffic. It is also a good idea to place mats at your doorways to collect dirt, sand, gravel and other debris that may be tracked into your home.