Asked on Jun 29, 2018

How do we clean our area rug that is on a laminate floor?

by Lynn
We understand we need to clean liquids up immediately when spilled on laminate floors because it will seep between the boards causing them to swell and rise. Regular steam cleaning of a rug would surely get water on the laminate floor so how do we clean it? That ”dry clean” type of cleaning didn’t get it clean.
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  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 29, 2018

    I do mine on either my garage floor or the concrete apron of the driveway on a nice sunny day and it dries real quick. I have also done clients on decks, or even kitchen floors - whereever it won't damage the floor.

    If your going to use the dry stuff, Resolve does the best job with their soft carpet brush.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Jun 30, 2018

      Yes Resolve is a vacuum up product but I use carpet brush that used to come with the product, now they have a brush with a long handle.... oh they have foam now....

      My last house had white carpets, omg only a male builder would put white carpets in, I had to spot those rugs through 6 rooms daily. And I used the dry Resolve, but I do like foam..... I use the Dollar Tree Homestore Foam Carpet Cleaner now for myself and my clients, and yes I also have a Hoover SteamVac with Surge Clean. I have just spotted with this Homestore Foam Carpet cleaner for my clients and gotten up spots the apartment's Stanley Steamers have not gotten up.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 29, 2018

    you have to take it outside or in a room where is a floor that the steamer will not harm.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jun 29, 2018

    We put down a large blue tarp (plastic} and rolled the rug back out on it. Used our home carpet cleaner and within a few hours it was completely dry and looked great. Yours might take a little longer because it looks a little thicker. Spot clean with Resolve (it is a foam in a can) ahead of using the carpet cleaner.

  • Lynn Lynn on Jun 30, 2018

    A tarp! Great idea that we hadn’t even thought of....also the heads-up about pretreating w/ Resolve. Huge THANK YOU!

  • Deborah Wicks Deborah Wicks on Jun 30, 2018

    I use Woolite High Traffic Spray. I rub the foam into the carpet fibers using a moist sponge mop. When dry, it gets a good vacuuming.

  • Shelley Van Bergh Shelley Van Bergh on Jun 30, 2018

    use Beekman's carpet and rug cleaner. You can find it on HSN or EVINE.COM.

    Sorry can't remember which site to use. Environmentally safe. Produced in Upstate New York. Check out their other products. All body products are made with goat milk. LOVE,LOVE Beekman's!!!