Laminate flooring is not like hardwood flooring. Yes, both are made out of wood, but the maintenance of the two is completely different. Which begs the question if you should use wax on laminate flooring.
You Can NOT Use Wax on Laminate Flooring
Unlike hardwood, if you use wax on laminate flooring it doesn’t make it shine. Using wax on laminate flooring can cause a buildup of dirt and actually does the opposite of what it does on hardwood. Instead of the wax making your floor shine, wax makes your laminate flooring look cloudy and dull.
What You Should Use On Laminate Flooring
Stick with a laminate floor cleaner or vinegar and water to clean your laminate. Be cautious of laminate flooring cleaners though. Always read the back label of all your cleaning supplies to make sure wax is not an ingredient as well. Some companies are just as misguided – thinking that wax will help make laminate looking new – when in reality, it’s a detrimental component to keeping laminate floors looking sparkling new. Use a simple solution of 1 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water and your laminate floors will continue to look good as new!
Learn more about clean and maintain your laminate flooring here.