Beat Common Laminate Floor Stains with These Easy Tips

Floor cleaning

Laminate floors offer the beauty of a hardwood floor, but are much easier to maintain. If you spill something on a laminate floor, for example, it’s quite easy to clean it up. Use these tips to ensure that your laminate floor stays clean and stain-free.                                                                  

Heal Marks

You can clean up scuffs on laminate flooring by using a pencil eraser. Simply rub an eraser such as a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the heal mark or scuff. You may need to sweep up or apply a moistened cloth to the floor to clean up eraser crumbs.


If you spill a drink on your laminate floor, rub the floor with a cloth that’s been dampened with warm water and detergent. If that doesn’t remove the stain, use a cloth dampened with denatured alcohol.


You can clean up grease, chewing gum, or candle wax by applying an ice pack or a pack of frozen vegetables until the substance hardens. Then use a butter knife or a plastic spoon to scrape the substance off of the laminate floor. The remains should be easy to wipe away with a cloth and a few sprays of window cleaner.

Blood and Ink

A high-strength window cleaner will wipe up blood stains on your laminate floor without much drama. Ink, on the other hand, is best cleaned with a cloth dampened with warm water and detergent. If that doesn’t work, use commercial ink or blood removal products.

Crayon Marks

Rub the crayon stain with a soft cloth moistened with mineral spirits. If the stain is still on your laminate floor, apply toothpaste to the stain. After a few minutes, rub it off of the floor with a dry cloth.

Caring for a wood laminate floor is much easier than caring for a genuine hardwood floor—but then again, nothing feels as great as authentic wood beneath your feet. Whether you’re looking for genuine wood or laminate, Southern Lumber of San Jose, California has what you need. View our selection online or call us at (408) 297-9663 for more information.

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