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5 Easy Steps Polishing Laminate Floors

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5 Easy Steps To Polish Laminate Floors

Polish Laminate Floors are one of the most popular flooring options for many homeowners as they are affordable, durable, and versatile to enhance the appearance of any area in their home.

With laminate floors, it is easy for you to clean them since their surface are smooth and trap no dust on them.

However, they can start looking dull and worn out over time if you do not know the suitable polishing laminate floors method.

But don’t worry, Iconic Cleaning will guide you through quick, easy, and effective methods to polish your laminate floors properly.

What Will You Need To Prepare For Polishing Laminate Floors?

Before getting started with the polishing laminate floors process, you need to prepare a few things below:

  • A soft broom/cloth or a mop
  • A laminate-formulated floor cleaner
  • A dry microfiber cloth
  • A vacuum
The polishing laminate floors equipment
The polishing laminate floors equipment

How To Polish Laminate Floors In A Quick Way?

Even though you clean your laminate floors weekly or even daily, you can still find that your floors are not as shiny as they used to be.

The reason for this is that you are not cleaning the floors properly.

The following method shows how you can polish laminate floors using a laminate-formulated floor cleaner:

Step 1: Sweep or vacuum the floor before polishing it

You should always sweep or vacuum your floor before polishing it to avoid scratching it with dust or stone left on the floor.

Use a soft broom to get rid of the debris and a vacuum to get rid of more stubborn particles.

The first step of polishing laminate floors
The first step of polishing laminate floors

Step 2: Put your polishing cloth into warm water

Dampen the cloth you will use to polish your floor into warm water, and then squeeze it out to get rid of all the drips.

Make sure that the wiper you use is damp but not sopping wet to avoid causing damage to your floor.

Step 2 - Put the cloth under running warm water
Step 2 – Put the cloth under running warm water

Step 3: Spray a thin layer of laminate polish onto your floor

You should use a polish designed especially for laminate floors to ensure that it won’t damage the delicate surface.

Simply squeeze the polish out of the bottle and apply a thin layer onto the floor.

Spray a thin layer of laminate polish onto your floor
Spray a thin layer of laminate polish onto your floor

Step 4: Rub the polish into your entire laminate floor

Use the damp cloth to rub the polish over the entire floor. Rub it back and forth against the grain of the laminate floor first, then rub it back and forth with the grain of the floor.

Rub the polish into your entire laminate floor
Rub the polish into your entire laminate floor

Step 5: Buff any additional dull spots

When the laminate floor gets dried, it should look shiny as it used to be. If there are still parts that look dull, take a dry microfiber cloth and buff out those spots until they shine.

Buffing the floor is needed to make it shiny
Buffing the floor is needed to make it shiny

Polishing Laminate Floors – The Dos And Don’ts

Things You Should Do

  • Use protective pads on the bottom of your furniture to prevent it from scratching your floor.
  • Sweep and vacuum your floor at least once a week to avoid the accumulation of dirt and dust on the floor and possible scratches.
  • Use floor mats at all the entrances to your home to help remove dirt, soil, dust, moisture, and other loose debris that can end up on your floor.
  • Consider leaving shoes at the entrance of your door and not bringing them into your house.
  • Take care of spills immediately by using a cloth to wipe up liquids on your laminate floor.
  • Get rid of warped and damaged flooring.

Things You Should Not Do

  • Never wear outdoor shoes into your house and walk them on your floor
  • Never use wax or floor polish as they don’t look well on laminate floors; they can even make your floor look sticky and ruin your floor.
  • Never use wet cleaning methods such as a bucket of soap, water and a mop since it can damage your laminate floor and make it warp.


Speed Up The Polish Laminate Floors with just a call!

A laminate floor can better the look of your house while being affordable and durable. 

So, with proper cleaning and floor restoration, your laminate floor can last a long time without showing signs of wear and tear. 

Keep in mind the methods mentioned in this post to polish your laminate floor and maintain it properly.

If you need any help, pick up your phone and call +353 87 395 6099 – Iconic Cleaning is ready to serve.