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Proper Maintenance Tips for Laminate Flooring

As a locally owned and operated flooring store, Metro Floors has been serving the Lancaster, CA community since 1981. We specialize in providing high-quality laminate flooring that is both durable and stylish. We understand that laminate flooring is an investment, and proper maintenance is essential to keep it looking clean and new for years to come. In this blog post, we will share some essential tips for maintaining your laminate flooring.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your laminate flooring looking its best. Sweeping or vacuuming with a soft brush attachment will remove any loose dirt or debris. Avoid using a vacuum with a beater bar, as it can scratch the surface of the laminate. Once you have removed the loose dirt, use a damp mop or cloth to wipe the surface clean. Avoid using excess water, as standing water can seep into the seams and damage the flooring.

Avoid Harsh Cleaners

While laminate flooring is durable, it is essential to avoid using harsh cleaners, such as bleach or ammonia. These cleaners can strip the protective finish of the flooring and cause discoloration or damage. Instead, use a gentle cleaner specifically designed for laminate flooring. At Metro Floors, we carry a range of laminate floor cleaners that are safe and effective.

Protect the Flooring

Protecting your laminate flooring is an essential part of maintenance. Place mats or area rugs at entrances and high traffic areas to catch dirt and debris before it reaches the flooring. Use felt pads on the legs of furniture to prevent scratches and scuffs. Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with cleats on the laminate flooring, as they can cause damage.

Address Spills Immediately

Accidents happen, and spills are inevitable. However, it is essential to address spills immediately to prevent damage to the laminate flooring. Use a damp cloth to blot up spills, and avoid using excess water. If the spill has caused a stain, use a laminate flooring cleaner and follow the manufacturer's instructions.


Laminate flooring is an excellent choice for homeowners who want a durable and stylish flooring option. With proper maintenance, laminate flooring can last for many years. Regular cleaning, using gentle cleaners, protecting the flooring, and addressing spills immediately are all essential parts of maintaining your laminate flooring. At Metro Floors, we are committed to helping our customers maintain their laminate flooring and offer a range of products and services to keep your floors looking new. Contact us today to learn more.