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Keep Your Laminate Floors Shining Bright: Proven Tips for Effective Cleaning

Our top 5 tips in cleaning & maintaining your laminate flooring for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Bona Spray Mop for Laminate Flooring
Bona Spray Mop for Laminate Flooring

You've recently installed laminate flooring in your property and now its time the cleaning & maintenance aspect in your daily life..

Here are Imperial Flooring Australia's 5 top tips on how to clean laminate flooring..

Tip #1 - Sweep or vacuum daily your laminate flooring

Our top tip for how to make laminate flooring shine is to work at it a little bit every day. Sweeping or vacuuming away dust, dirt and debris frequently is not only the easiest tip for how to clean laminate flooring, but it will prevent these contaminants from being ground beneath your feet into the surface of the floor, creating scratches and causing premature wear.

Tip #2 - Use a recommended cleaner for heavy-duty cleaning

So how to clean laminate flooring? We strongly recommend the use of a soft, microfibre mop and a gentle natural floor cleaner, this cleaner should be pH neutral and diluted. Do not use steam mops for heavy-duty cleaning.

Imperial Flooring Australia's recommended floor cleaner is the Bona Floor Spray Mop

"DO NOT use a Steam Mop to clean your laminate flooring to avoid damage on the floor"

Tip #3 - Protect high-traffic areas

One of the easiest ways of caring for laminate flooring is to use rugs, runners and welcome mats in high-traffic areas like entry points, hallways and kitchens. These coverings can help prevent the grit on the bottom of shoes from grinding into the floor and damaging the finish. Adding felt pads under heavy furniture is highly recommended.

Tip #4 - Be prompt with cleaning spills

Wipe up spills with a dry cloth as soon as possible. If it’s a particularly sticky spill, slightly dampen the cloth- remembering that wet floors can be a slip hazard.

Tip #5 - DO NOT use a steam mop

The most important final step is to never use a steam mop on laminate flooring, this avoids serious damage to the floors.


We hope our top 5 tips help you in maintaining your beautiful laminate flooring for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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