Laminate, LVT, & Vinyl Plank flooring are practical and cost effective for every type of home. As one of the lowest maintenance floors you can install, this flooring makes messes livable. And because the top layer of laminate is a protective vinyl, laminate and vinyl can be cleaned and renewed in much the same way as hardwood using our products designed for these floor surfaces. Here’s how:
Vacuum and dry mop to remove dust and debris.
Always vacuum and dust before cleaning your floors—debris can scratch your hardwoods and dust will turn into mud after you add your cleaning solution. Make sure your vacuum doesn’t have the brush roll on, then dust mop to pick up anything missed with our Quick Shine® Hard Surface Floor Mop.
Don’t let it dull.
If your vinyl or laminate starts to look dull, refresh the shine with Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish. This water-borne polymer is formulated with an adhesion component, meaning it adheres to surfaces such as vinyl and laminates. Always clean the floor well before applying the finish!
Do not clean the floor with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar or any other all-purpose cleaner. These cleaners can leave an oily residue or detergent haze that interferes with the bonding process of Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish.
Prevent wear by keeping floors clean.
Use area rugs or floor mats at entries to pick up abrasive materials before they are tracked in. Felt protectors on furniture legs can prevent scratching. Wear socks instead of shoes, and keep pets’ nails trimmed. Keep the floor free of dust, pet hair, dirt, and debris by dry dust mopping or damp mopping with tap water. (The reusable microfiber Quick Shine® Refill Pads are great for this!)
NOTE: Never flood laminate or vinyl floors with water. Water can penetrate where they are glued or snap-locked into place. Make sure you follow instructions that come from the manufacturer or seller of your flooring materials, and spot-test in a hidden area if you are unsure whether a Quick Shine® product is right for your floor.