Laminate floors are tough but they are not all created equal!
Laminate is easy to care for, but it still requires a little TLC as any other flooring solution does. Regular care will prolong its appearance, functionality, and durability for many years to come!
Daily care & maintenance
For starters, you should incorporate some preventative maintenance into your routine. First, invest in a few doormats and place them strategically throughout your home. Encourage visitors to use them to keep dirt off of your new flooring. For daily care, you need only vacuum and dry mop regularly, using products with care (make sure they're manufacturer-approved).
Dealing with spills and messes
Wipe away any liquid messes with a clean cloth as soon as you see them occur. While some newer laminate flooring products include waterproof finishes, most do not. Therefore, it's essential to treat these spills right away. For more stubborn messes, see your manufacturer's care guidelines. Laminate care will often vary by material and manufacturer; for instance, Shaw flooring includes wood, so it will require a wood-safe cleaning product.