Laminate Flooring Q&A

The most obvious advantage of laminate flooring is the price; laminate flooring can be around half the cost of hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is also designed to be scratch-resistant and fade-resistant, which is another advantage.

How do I clean laminate floors?

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Luckily, caring for laminate flooring is pretty simple. Just sweep or vacuum the extra debris, then use a lightweight mop to when using your floor care products. Microfiber are the best option because the mops require less water; laminate flooring can be damaged and warped when exposed to water. If you have a spill, promptly wipe up with a sponge or cloth. For cleaning, just use a light damp mop with laminate floor cleaner.

Are laminate floors a smart choice if I have pets?

Laminate floors are very durable and can withstand scratches and marks. Although laminate flooring can look similar to hardwood flooring, it provides a much easier clean up after your pet. 

Despite the durability, laminate flooring can be slippery, making it hard for pets to maintain traction. If you have pets, it’s best to select a laminate option that has a textured finish to reduce slipping, or use an area rug to provide some additional traction.

Can I install laminate flooring in the bathroom?

Laminate flooring can be installed almost anywhere in your home, as long as you have a clean, stable, dry and flat subfloor.

Is there anything I can do to maintain my laminate floors?

Laminate floors are highly resistant to stains and marks, but they are still vulnerable to some degree. Here are some practices for your floor’s normal care and maintenance.

  • Use doormats outside the exterior entrances to collect moisture, dirt, sand and other debris from being tracked onto your floors. 
  • Keep an eye on spills that can further damage your floor. 
  • Don’t drag or slide large furniture or appliances across your laminate flooring. 
  • Never sand or refinish your laminate flooring surfaces. 
  • Use cloth or felt pads under furniture legs.