Laminate Care & Maintenance

shaw laminate flooring | Bay Country Floors

Laminate floors are tough, but they are not all created equal!

Some laminate flooring includes waterproof finishes, but others do not. For this reason, at Bay Country Floors, we recommend making sure to carefully follow guidelines and direction from the manufacturer who made your floors.

How to clean laminate floors

  • Daily care & maintenance for laminate floors may include sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming with a hard surface attachment. Most other messes can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth. Spills should be wiped up quickly to avoid warping.


  • For a deeper clean, use a manufacturer-approved hard floor cleaner as needed.


  • Strategically place doormats at the entry to each room to capture any dirt or debris before it is tracked onto your floor. Also, protect your floor form indentations by placing floor protectors under heavy furniture and appliances. Avoid dragging anything across the floor that will scratch or damage the laminate.


  • When it comes to difficult stains such as candle wax, chewing gum, or oil-based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult with your laminate flooring manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning these types of messes.