Laminate Flooring: A How-To Guide

We have thousands of consumers who love using Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish to beautify their laminate floors giving it a deep, rich, protective glow.  Today we are going to discuss how to finish, maintain, and protect your laminate flooring to keep them gorgeous for years to come!

Laminates are generally composed of four layers.  The top layer is a protective vinyl coating that is applied over a layer that contains the wood floor substance or image.  This vinyl coating is why you should never ‘sand, wax or lacquer’ your laminate floor.  Also, never flood coat your laminate surface with water.  Laminate floors are glued or snap-locked into place and water should not be allowed to penetrate under the laminate.  Since the protective layer is composed of vinyl, Quick Shine® Multi- Surface Floor Finish is a marvelous way to pick up the shine and to protect the vinyl/laminate.

It is important to apply Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish to a clean, dry surface.  We recommend cleaning the laminate surface first with a tap-water dampened microfiber pad or, for a more thorough clean, use our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner.  Never flood-coat the floor with water during the cleaning process.  Also, avoid cleaning with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar or any other all-purpose cleaners as these cleaners can interfere with the film formation process of our Floor Finish by leaving sticky oily residue, detergent haze or an inadequate surface for maximum gloss.  Many general purpose and floor cleaning brands look acceptable when they are wet, but when dry create foot printing and haze issues due to residue that is left on the floor.

In addition, you can freshen the shine whenever you feel it is necessary by simply applying a new coat of Floor Finish.  As a general rule-of-thumb, heavy traffic floors should be freshened with a new coat every 2-3 months, light traffic areas every 4-6 months.  You can even freshen just the high traffic areas of the floor if you wish.

We hope these tips will help you with caring for your laminate flooring.  If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EST.

6 Comments

  • Posted February 25, 2019 at 12:41 am | Permalink Reply »

    Thanks for the tips on taking care of laminate floors. My wife and I are having laminate put in this summer, and we want to make sure it stays in good shape. I like that you mentioned using rugs in the main areas of your home so that it reduces foot traffic on the wood. We will be sure to do that!

    • Steven Quick
      Posted February 25, 2019 at 1:35 pm | Permalink Reply »

      Glad we could offer advice Madeleine.

  • Posted June 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm | Permalink Reply »

    I am also using Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor for my house. That is why the floors of our house is always clean and shiny. I always recommend this to my friends and relatives.

    • Steven Quick
      Posted June 18, 2018 at 12:24 pm | Permalink Reply »

      Brand loyalty at its finest! Thank you for being a great customer Clarisse. We love hearing from our customers.

  • Pamela Lee Jones
    Posted September 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Permalink Reply »

    I have a build up of bright shine on my laminate floors can I use the cleaner that takes the builded up wax off the floors. I have dogs an you can see every claw marks made by them on the floor because of the build up. I would appreciate your help in this matter. Pamela Jones

    • Steven Quick
      Posted September 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm | Permalink Reply »

      Hi Pamela! To remove any imperfections or to remove the Floor Finish from the entire floor surface, we recommend using Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. The Deep Cleaner was specifically developed to not only deep clean, but also to safely remove our finish in situations such as yours. After you correct the imperfections, once the floor is dry you can apply a coat of Floor Finish to your clean, dry floor to give it a beautiful shine! If you have additional questions, please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EST. We are always happy to help!

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