To bring out the beauty of your floors, you need the help of premium laminate and hardwood floor care products. When it comes to cleaning, you can trust our collection of high-quality hardwood floor cleaners and streak-free laminate floor cleaners. And to keep your floors in their best possible condition, we offer a variety of deluxe hardwood floor oil and maintenance products that will help keep your floors glimmering for years to come. Browse our trusted collection of hardwood and laminate floor care products today to enjoy that one-of-a-kind finish.
Hardwood Floor Care Recommendations & Products
Hardwood floor care has come a long way over the past few decades as the technology for safer hardwood floor cleaners and better tools has developed. Now, maintaining beautiful hardwood is easier than ever, thanks to high-quality hardwood floor care products.
If you have installed new hardwood or laminate flooring in your home, there's no doubt you want to protect your investment. We'll cover a few basics on how to care for hardwood floors and keep laminate floors damage-free. From pro tips to the best products, you can find everything you need to keep your flooring like new at Panel Town & Floors.
Hardwood Floor Care vs. Laminate Floor Care
The recommended steps for laminate and hardwood floor care are the same:
- Use a vacuum or soft-bristle broom to sweep up dirt and debris.
- Working in 8 square foot sections, spray a high-quality cleaner onto the floor.
- Wipe the floor with a soft material such as microfiber. We recommend using a flat mop with a detachable microfiber pad.
Laminate flooring is made of wood fibers, and moisture damages wood, so wet mopping is never recommended for either hardwood or laminate floor maintenance. Save your mop and bucket for tile or 100% synthetic flooring like vinyl plank flooring.
The difference between hardwood and laminate floor care is the type of cleaner suitable for each surface. Common floor cleaner additives can damage laminate, so make sure you use specially formulated laminate floor cleaners. Likewise, hardwood floor cleaners should be labeled as such to ensure they are safe.
Laminate Floor Protection Products to Prevent Scratches
Laminate floors are scratch resistant, but no flooring type is scratch-proof. We are often asked how to take care of laminate hardwood flooring to prevent scratching. Unlike solid hardwood, you can't buff or sand scratched laminate, and there aren't any laminate floor protection products that can be applied to the surface as a protective layer.
Prevention is key, so we recommend using furniture pads under furniture that's heavy or frequently moves over floors, like chairs.
FAQs About Hardwood Floor Care
Now that we've covered the basics, we're answering some frequently asked questions about hardwood floor care products.
What Is the Purpose of Hardwood Floor Oil?
If your wood floor is faded in areas or needs an overall refresh, hardwood floor oil restores color, boosts sheen and provides hardwood floor protection.
What Are the Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners?
We stand behind all the quality hardwood floor maintenance products we carry. If you're looking for an eco-friendly brand of hardwood floor cleaner, we recommend you check out WOCA (Woodcare of Denmark). They also have laminate floor cleaners and hardwood floor stains and finishes.
What Cleaners Can I Use on My Engineered Hardwood Floors?
The top layer of engineered hardwood flooring is high-quality hardwood, so any hardwood floor cleaner is suitable.
Find Hardwood Floor Care Products & More at Panel Town & Floors
The Panel Town & Floors online store has everything you need for beautiful flooring. Shop our inventory of laminate and hardwood floor care products, order hardwood flooring online or consult with one of our National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)-certified flooring specialists.
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