Asked on Mar 29, 2018

Laminate flooring

Stacy DarleaWendy

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Once again I need advice! Had laminate flooring installed 2 weeks ago in my kitchen. Last night I realized there was about 8 oz of water sitting on the floor for about 2 hours. I wiped it up but do you think water damage has occurred? Also, what is the best way to keep this type of floor clean?

2 answers
  • Wendy
    on Mar 30, 2018

    It sounds like no damage was done, if there is swelling- then it probably has. To clean, avoid mopping with water, apply a cleaner right to the surface and wipe clean,
  • Stacy Darlea
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Unless it's the bottom of the barrel ultra cheap kind; laminate now-a-days does carry some water-resistance ease of mind. As the above people have said, DON'T wet mop, spray and wipe for cleaning (think of a cardboard box left in the rain - that's the old laminate floors). I had laminate in my living room and it survived over 10 years of 2 60+ dogs, furniture moving around, teenage boy & his friends. It also lasted through my 1 dogs incontinence at the end of her life.
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