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Can I Use Wax On Laminate Flooring?

by Bestlaminate
Published: Updated: 28 comments 1 minutes read

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.

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Kacy Olesky August 4, 2022 - 12:58 pm

I have a different problem with laminate floors. I cannot stand to walk on them in bare feet. Feels like gritty sand. I want to fill in the grain.

Rachel Vahcic August 16, 2022 - 1:55 pm

Hi there, Kacy! We are sorry to hear about your issue with your laminate flooring. We do not suggest using anything to fill in these gaps as it could lead to issues with your flooring. We would recommend trying to add some area rugs to common spaces!

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deepika Maheshwari October 26, 2020 - 10:30 am

Amazing post to share . keep up the good work

Vanessa October 26, 2020 - 2:14 pm

Thank you Deepika!

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