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Q. How can I get
the shine of my floor to increase?
A. The shine can not be modified because it is
a manufactured characteristic. Therefore, you must never wax or polish
a laminate floor.
Q. How can I repair impact damages such
as marks, cuts, or dents?
A. Smaller repairs, such as fills, are done with
the manufacturer-specified repair kit. See manufacturer's instruction.
Alternatively, replace the damaged plank in its entirety.
Q. Will small scratches affect performance
of my floor?
A. Neither the performance nor the serviceability of the
floor will be affected by scratches. Once they appear, however, you can't
get rid of them. Scratches can be easily avoided. Place mats on either
side of all exterior doors, sweep the floor regularly and install felt
pads under the legs of furniture.
Q. How do I get rid of scuff marks?
A. Always try to avoid them in the first place. Badly
scuffed planks needs to be replaced.
Q. Are laminate floors "dog proof"
as far as claw-scratches goes?
A. Dogs usually don't scratch laminate floors but this
is not guaranteed. Animals have different habits, and there may be sand
or some other matter stuck to their claws.
Q. What, if any, protection measures should
A. Place a doormat or rug near any outside door to collect
excessive moisture and dirt. Place felt or similar protectors under any
heavy objects left in place for a long period of time like furniture legs.
Lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling them.
Q. What day-to-day chores are needed?
A. All you need to keep your floor clean is sweeping,
vacuuming and an occasional damp cloth. Use a cleaner especially formulated
for varnished hardwood floors or a nonabrasive household cleaner diluted
in water. To avoid excessive water on the floor simply use a light damp
You should never wax, sand or apply sealer or lacquer on your laminate
flooring. To clean your floor, never use steel wool, scouring powder or
any abrasive cleaners.