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Care & Maintenance of Laminate

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

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New Hope Barn Board Audacity Laminate by Armstrong

Cleaning Laminate Floors: 

  • Do not use steam cleaners or wet mops, which may cause irreparable damage to your floor.

  • Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen.

  • Never allow liquids to stand on your floor.

  • For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink or tar, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth. Then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue.

  • Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard floor attachment (not the beater bar) to prevent accumulation of dirt and grit that can scratch or dull the floor finish.

  • Periodically clean the floor with cleaning products made specifically for laminate floor care.

  • Do not wash or wet mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent or any other liquid cleaning product. This could cause swelling, warping, delamination, and joint-line separation, and void the warranty.

  • Avoid using steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong ammonia or chlorinated type cleaners.

  • Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine on your laminate floors.

  • For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  • Keep your Laminate flooring looking brand new. 

  • Entry mats will help collect the dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil, asphalt or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked onto your floor.

  • To prevent slippage of area rugs, use an approved vinyl rug underlayment.

  • Use floor protectors and wide-load bearing leg bases/rollers to minimize the chance of indentations and scratches from heavy objects.

  • As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector.

  • Maintain a normal indoor relative humidity level between 35% and 65% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.

  • Heating season (Dry): A humidifier is recommended to prevent excess shrinkage due to low humidity levels. Wood stove and electric heat tend to create very dry conditions.

  • Non-Heating Season (Wet): An air conditioner, dehumidifier, or periodically turning on your heating will help to maintain humidity during summer months.Avoid excessive exposure to water during periods of inclement weather.

  • Keep your pets nails trimmed to prevent them from scratching your floor.

  • Never try to slide heavy objects across the floor.

  • Use a protective mat for furniture or chairs with castors.

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