Clean regularly with a damp mop with a vinyl floor cleaner such as Bona Pro Series Vinyl Cleaner. Do not use excessive water. Always use chair protectors under furniture and on chair legs. Teflon protectors are best. SPC WATERPROOF FLOORING does not recommend the use of felt pads.
Keep your engineered flooring swept, clean, and dry on a regular basis. Use either a vacuum cleaner with a soft flooring attachment, or a broom. A dry microfiber dust mop can be used to pick up dirt and debris from the floor. Spills must be wiped up as soon as they occur. Excessive water or liquid can cause irreversible damage to engineered hardwood flooring.
You can also keep pebbles, dirt, moisture, grains of sand, fragments of glass, and debris away by keeping floor mats and rugs at all entrances. This will help keep the upper wear layer and finish of your floor safe and intact for a longer period of time. Avoid walking on your floors with high heeled shoes or shoes with spikes because they can cause severe damage to the upper wear layer of the floor.
Wax-based cleaners, harsh detergents, or steel wool should not be used to clean engineered hardwood flooring.
Doormats can help keep dirt outside where it should be, rather than walked into the house and onto the floor. Mats that can protect the floor from getting wet are another useful item. When the floor does get dirty, a mop and a cloth are the main tools that can be used alongside a soft broom. Pads placed below table legs and chair castors are another practical item that can help prevent dents forming.
When cleaning laminate flooring there are a number of things to consider. Excess water or liquid staying on the joints of laminate flooring boards will cause edge swelling potentially, even if the surface of laminate flooring board is water resistant. So while any spills should be cleaned up quickly, nothing more than a damp cloth should be used – and residue dried off. Do not use a wet mop or steam mop that will soak the material, as this can seep into and under the laminate, causing it to warp and lose its shape.
Brushing with a soft-bristled broom should help keep dirt off without damaging the surface. Furniture should never be pushed or dragged across the floor as this is likely to cause damage.