Removing Stains from Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is generally very resilient, durable and low maintenance, but there are some stains and spills that require a little extra attention. Here’s our quick guide to how to deal with some of the most common spills and stains that might affect your laminate flooring:
- Blood – If you have children then you’ll know that cuts and scrapes are just a way of life as they grow! If any blood ever ends up on your laminate flooring then the best way to deal with it is to use window cleaner. Spray a small amount onto the stained area and wipe away immediately with a warm, mildly damp microfibre cloth.
- Chewing gum – In the event of chewing gum becoming stuck to your laminate flooring, carefully scrape away as much as possible with a plastic or silicone knife. Gently rub away any residue with a soft cloth, dampened with some white spirit.
- Nail/shoe polish – If nail polish or shoe polish accidentally get spilled on your laminate flooring, simply take a microfibre cloth, dampen with a little acetone nail polish remover and gently scrub until the stain comes up. Once the stain is removed, wipe the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove the acetone residue.
- Crayon/ink/wine/soda – All of these stains can be removed by using a mildly damp microfibre cloth. For stains of this nature that prove to be a little more stubborn try applying a little white spirit to the area to lift the stain.
- Heel marks – Scuffs and marks from rubber heels can leave flack patches on your laminate. However they can easily be removed with a regular pencil eraser.
- Grease – In the event of a grease spill start by applying an ice pack to the area until the grease hardens. Once it has hardened you can scrape it away using a plastic or silicone knife or spatula. When you’ve removed as much as you can, apply a few squirts of window cleaner to the area and gently rub with a damp cloth to remove the greasy residue.