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Laminate Flooring Maintenance

Easy maintenance.

We make it easy to maintain a beautiful floor. Your Columbia Laminate Flooring is engineered to resist scratches, stains and fading, plus the special sealed surface reduces dust and allergens. When your floor needs cleaning, simply sweep or dust and maintain with a gentle cleaner. No waxing or buffing required. Plus, we offer products specifically designed to keep your floor looking its best.

Maintenance Instructions

Laminate flooring is virtually maintenance-free. Routine cleaning requires you only to vacuum, use a dust mop, or a slightly damp (not wet) mop and dry with a clean, white cotton cloth. The only product that you will need to use to clean your floor on a regular basis is Performance Accessories™ Hard Surface Cleaner or plain water. With its smooth surface, Unilin flooring cannot retain dust or dirt. For beveled edge products, we strongly recommend dry cleaning only.

NEVER use a wax, polish, oil, or varnish coating on the floor. Do not use soap, detergent, oil soaps, any product that squirts liquid directly on the floor, or claims to restore or enhance the shine.

For dry maintenance, use a dust mop, microfiber mop, or vacuum cleaner. Avoid vacuums with spinning heads or beater bars which could damage your floor. Use only soft bristle brush attachments and cleaning heads. . Ensure vacuum cleaner wheels are not impregnated with grit; plastic wheels may scratch your floor.

For damp maintenance: Again, for beveled edge products, we strongly recommend dry cleaning only. Apply Performance Accessories™ Hard Surface Cleaner (or plain water) lightly to a dry, soft cloth (never directly to the floor), wipe over floor. Never use other cleaning products or detergents which could void your warranty. Only use a WELL WRUNG OUT CLOTH. ALWAYS WIPE DRY IMMEDIATELY AFTER until no moisture is visible on the floor. If you do not wipe it dry, the cleaning product has virtually no effect.

WET MAINTENANCE IS ENTIRELY FORBIDDEN! Never wet mop or use wet or steam cleaners on your floor.

Remove stubborn stains carefully with a little acetone (fingernail polish remover) on a soft cloth. Never use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or scouring powder, as they will scratch your floor.

Unilin laminate is based on pre-treated, watertight, glued HDF board. Despite Unilin laminate's relative moisture-resistance, remove any excess water immediately.

Enjoy your floor!

Cleaning solutions for specific problems

Problem Solution
Grease, Juice, Wine, Mustard, Coffee, Tea, Milk Water & ammonia or water & vinegar (3 parts water to 1 part vinegar or ammonia)
Crayon, Asphalt, Nail Polish, Paint, Lipstick, Ball Point Pen Ink, Laundry Marker Ink Denatured alcohol or Acetone™ (nail polish remover), then water and an alcohol based soap-free non-abrasive household cleaner (like Windex)
Gum, Candle Wax Allow to harden, then gently scrape free with a rubber scraper

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