One of the biggest benefits to laminate flooring is its durability and easy maintenance. This flooring takes a licking and keeps on ticking, which makes it a great choice for families with active kids or rowdy pets. Laminate flooring often mimics the beautiful, clean look of hardwood flooring, but without the risks of damage and with reduced maintenance.

When it comes to day-to-day maintenance, you can care for your laminate flooring in a variety of ways. Sweeping with a broom or even vacuuming will help keep abrasive debris off the floor—just make sure your vacuum is set to the bare floor setting to make sure you get the deepest clean possible.

Never use a wet mop on your laminate flooring, as dampness can cause warping. Instead, use a dust mop with an approved spray-on cleaner. In most instances, you spritz the mop head itself with the cleaner and then wipe the floor, to avoid excess moisture on your floors.

As always, remember that proper maintenance is needed to keep most warranties active. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter. Questions about what that means exactly? Your flooring professional should be able to provide some guidance.

In case your flooring does receive some heavier damage, it’s always possible to replace a single laminate board. Attempting to repair the board yourself may invalidate your warranty, so always double check and consult with your flooring company before undergoing drastic repairs. When in doubt, leave it to the professionals.

Still have questions about caring for your laminate floors or interested in having this resilient and beautiful flooring in your home? Contact Tish Flooring, an Indianapolis flooring company. We come directly to your home with samples of the best flooring at no obligation —and we have a wide selection in addition to laminate—and help you choose what best fits your look and your lifestyle.