Asked on Sep 21, 2016

Heat mark on laminate floor

by Lyn5044505
I left my steam mop standing whilst still turned on , on my dark coloured laminate floor. It has left a white heat mark in the shape of my mop.
Don't know if you will be able to make out the White Heat mark !
  19 answers
  • William William on Sep 21, 2016
    Rub some baby oil, olive oil, or mineral oil with a clean cloth. Then wipe and buff with another clean cloth.
  • D_a10751601 D_a10751601 on Sep 21, 2016
    I had this happen on an end table, believe it or not I used an SOS pad very lightly and it came off, it's usually the top finish that's damaged, try in a very small spot
  • Heathergriffiths Heathergriffiths on Sep 22, 2016
    use a cut walnut and rub over the mark the oil in the nut brings the colour back. been doing this for years and always works regards heather
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 22, 2016
    Rub any product with an oily substance. Mayo,peanut butter,oil etc.
  • Joyce Burkett Joyce Burkett on Sep 22, 2016
    use a hot iron, (no steam) and a dry cloth, put hot iron on top of the cloth covering the stain, the stain will disappear.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 22, 2016
    The floor looks relatively new. Contact the manufacturer for suggestions as they know their particular product best. ( most also have warranties) As it is a laminate (plastic/vinyl) it can be made many ways from many substances so I would be cautious as to using 'just any' restoration method.
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    • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 22, 2016
      Warranty likely will not apply but they surely will have had this issue come up before and will have your best solution. Easy to call or email, especially with picture. Glad your dogs have done so well with it, either they wear boots or you chose a good product!
  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Sep 22, 2016
    I doubt that anyone would really notice it, but you. It is so faint. Otherwise, call the floor manufacturer and plead guilty of your misdeed...they might have an easy solution.
  • Mandy Pontet Mandy Pontet on Sep 22, 2016
    The cut walnut should work a treat, if not dip a rag in any veg oil then in cigarette ash and work in - buff with a dry cloth. Hope you get rid of the mark.
  • Dee Dee on Sep 22, 2016
    Ive used liquid gold on my floor for scratches and it worked just great the LG was a dark color
  • Angie Crabtree Angie Crabtree on Sep 22, 2016
    try MR CLEAN ERASER it worked o my oak table
  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Sep 22, 2016
    It seems like I've heard all these answers for this problem with real wood, but her floor is these also work on that?
  • Chelsie Chelsie on Sep 22, 2016
    Not sure if it will work on this but it's basically a water stain, I've always used my grandmas tried and true way plain old mayo spread a little on wait a little while 30 minutes or so wipe off the excess and buff, works on my antique mahogany table like a dream. I've used it on all my hardwood surfaces and always works not sure about the laminate but worth a try.
  • Casey Miller Casey Miller on Sep 24, 2016
    Firstly, are you sure you are using the right nomenclature for your flooring? It does not look like a laminate floor. It looks like a laminated wood plank floor. Laminate floors are made with a plastic laminate surface/wear layer. Your floor looks like it is a floor that is made of actual wood. If it is wood, and you steamed an area, then it has a water mark. Just like you get on your end tables and kitchen table. If it is real wood, then you have to consider the finish that has been applied to it. Best bet is to google "white spots on wood floor".
  • Laurie O'Neil Short Laurie O'Neil Short on Sep 24, 2016
    Just read this tip..........Take two tea bags, put in a cup, just about cover them with boiling water, leave it to cool, then put the liquid on the white marks on the laminate flooring. Just rub in gently with your fingers, leave for about half an hour, then remove some of the liquid with a tissue to check the result. The liquid (tea, which has tannin in - the colour agent) will have started to dry out. If the white mark is still evident leave for another 15 mins, then just wipe the area clean with a soft damp cloth.
  • 4156547 4156547 on Sep 24, 2016
    I agree with JoLeen. I suggest calling a flooring retailer and ask them how to remedy the problem.
  • Terri Fry Terri Fry on Sep 02, 2017

    Did you get the spot out? The same thing just happened to me

  • Lesley Lesley on Sep 09, 2018

    Same thing has happened to me ... steam cleaner left on laminate - it seems that it's taken the top layer of shine off ... I tried the veg oil and it didn't work ... HELP!

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    • Annie Annie on Mar 25, 2021

      Try a piece of Cotten fabric over the white spot and iron it with a hot iron. I did this with steam marks on dark cupboards and it took the white out.

  • Mike Mike on Nov 02, 2021

    I do like all the answers that have been given. I actually tried Minwax paste thinking it might work since it has no water in it. No go. So, after reading the various responses above, I called Pergo customer service. They answered on the first ring. The answer from Pergo is that if you have leftover pieces of LVP, which we do, replace it because there is no way to restore what was damaged by steam. And, as Paul Harvey used to say, "Now you know the rest of the story."

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    Try mayo on it and see what will it look like