Manhattan Collection

Laminate Care & Maintenance

High quality laminate rich in texture with a hardwood feel

Laminate Cleaning: Use a quality laminate floor cleaner. (For general maintenance I.E. common dirt, and dust)   Laminate Stain Removal: All though laminates are stain resistant, the surface may occasionally stain. To remove stains use a type of solvent. (I.E. Mineral Sprites, Paint Thinner, or Acetone; any one of these items will remove surface stains cause from sodas, wines, oil, grease, gum, and others.) After using product to remove stain there will be a slight haze on the floor that you must use a dry terry cloth and buff out. Engineered Cleaning: Use a quality laminate floor cleaner. (For general maintenance I.E. common dirt, and dust) Engineered Stain Removal: All though laminates are stain resistant, the surface may occasionally stain. To remove stains use a type of solvent. (I.E. Mineral Sprites or Paint Thinner. Any one of these items will remove surface stains cause from sodas, wines, oil, grease, gum, and others.) After using product to remove stain there will be a slight haze on the floor that you must use a dry terry cloth and buff out. Place natural fiber rugs at entry points to help trap grit and adsorb moisture that may damage the finish. This can protect the floors from dirt or water.

To prevent abrasive dirt and dust from accumulating and scratching the finish, sweep or vacuum the floor with a soft brush on a regular basis.

Refrain from damp mop. Use only the cleaning products designed specifically for laminate or hardwood floors.

Never use wax, oil-based detergent, or any other household cleaners on the floor. These may dull or damage the finish, leaving a greasy film and making the floor slippery and more difficult to clean.

Wipe spill immediately. Be especially attentive to sink, dishwasher, stove tops and dining rooms, which are more prone to harmful spills.

Add felt pads to all furniture and chair legs to prevent damage to the floor. Replace the felt pads when dirty or worn. For extremely heavy objects, use wide non staining rubber cups.

Damaged or worn high heel shoes may expose a metal tip, which is certain to damage the surface finish. Keep high heel shoes in good condition.

Protect your floor against direct sunlight or any intense source of artificial lighting. Over, intense natural and artificial light may discolor the floors.