The Do’s and Don’ts of Laminate Care

Mohawk laminates, as well as most brands are specially designed to be easy-care, low maintenance floors. Following these general guidelines will help maintain their strength and prolong their beautiful appearance. Here are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when treating Laminate Flooring.

Do’s

  • Do dust-mop and vacuum your floor frequently, especially in high-traffic areas; only use a vacuum with a soft bristle brush.
  • Do keep pets’ nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
  • Do use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly.
  • Do remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
  • Do avoid exposure to water as much as possible during inclement weather.

Don’ts

  • Do not wet-mop or clean your floor with water or other liquid; for slightly damp maintenance, lightly spray laminate cleaner on a duster and wipe dry immediately.
  • Do not use any type of cleaning machine such as spray mops, steam cleaners/mops, power cleaners or buffing machines.
  • Do not use wax, polish, oils, soaps, detergents, shine enhancers, varnish, silicon or ammonia to clean floor.
  • Do not use harsh cleaning aids such as steel wool pads, any scouring pads containing metal or scouring powders.
  • Do not use 2-in-1 cleaners with polish that may contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss.

A Clean Routine

Vacuum or sweep with a soft-bristle broom regularly, especially before using floor cleaners, to prevent gritty dirt and particle buildup that can scratch the floor’s surface. Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head. Wipe up spills and spots immediately with Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Hardwood & Laminate Flooring Cleaner applied directly to a clean white cloth. Carefully remove stubborn stains such as paint, oil, markers, lipstick and tar with an acetone-based fingernail polish remover. Use ice to harden tough substances such as candle wax or chewing gum and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe area clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

Floor Mats Protect Your Floors

High-quality floor mats at entrances and exits are key to reducing laminate wear. They collect and trap all the corrosive substances that can be tracked in from outdoors, including dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or even driveway sealer. Also use mats in areas of constant pressure, such as in front of vanities, kitchen sinks and stoves.

Protective Pads On Furniture — A Good Idea

Attach felt or similar protective pads to all furniture legs, particularly heavy pieces. When you’re moving furniture, appliances or other heavy objects, use a dolly; never slide or roll anything across the floor. If furniture has hard plastic or metal casters/wheels, use protective mats underneath or replace them with soft rubber casters.

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This is the second experience I have had with Florida Flooring. Originally, they installed a very nice laminate in my master bedroom, hallways and closets and my office as well. The installation at that time was flawless and the product still looks brand new. I contracted with Florida Flooring to install the same laminate in my other two bedrooms. Once again, the installation was smooth, done professionally and looks great. I have referred several of my friends and neighbors to this vendor over the years and they have been pleased. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to have a professional experience. All folks at FF were great.

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Boca Raton

Gustavo couldn't have been more professional. Did a great job!

Boynton Beach

Installers were very friendly, polite, neat and did a beautiful job laying the floor with no gaps.

Boynton Beach

I am relatively new to the South Florida Area.  I was in need of Laminate Flooring to replace some old carpeting in my two guest rooms. I goggled and found Florida Flooring, they have a great website where I could research my needs.  When I called for an estimate their staff were extremely knowable, friendly and most importantly did exactly what they said they were going to do.  Showed up on time for the estimate, accommodated my scheduling needs, and walked me through the entire process.  When it came to installation, he showed up on time and worked, head down and just worked, no breaks and his work is beautiful.  The price was VERY reasonable and I would highly recommend Florida Flooring.  I am very happy with their work and professionalism!!

Boynton Beach

I had a wonderful experience with Florida Flooring!!  The owners are very knowledgable about flooring!  Annie helped me pick out just the right laminate for my home. The installation was completed on time, as promised, and looks BEAUTIFUL!!  It completely transformed our home! (See before and after pics) Couldn't be happier!!  Totally recommend this company!!

Boynton Beach

Great experience from start to finish.  I called and asked to have the representative bring Shaw laminate Flooring, which is made in the USA and  that does not have the  Formaldehyde problems that laminate made in China have. Michael, the owner, came to our house with a nice selection of flooring.  We chose a Rio Grande Cherry that I had seen on the Shaw flooring official site. We explained to Michael that our installation would have to wait about a month and half to coordinate with removal of old furniture and delivery of new furniture, He had no problem with that. Today; Gus, who was friendly and polite, did a beautiful installation on the bedroom floor and in the closet. Everything was cut perfectly. There were no gaps where the flooring meets the wall moldings. From extra laminate,  Gus also cut a perfectly fitting transition strip to cover the threshold entry to the room. He pulled up the old carpeting and padding; neatly tied it up and placed on the curb. The house was left spotless.

Boynton Beach