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Can I Use Wax On Laminate Flooring?

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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  1. What can you use to take wax off of Laminate floors?

    • Viena

      Hi Kim, thanks for your comment. We recommend reaching out to the manufacturer of the wax that you used on your flooring. Typically, they will be able to provide the best product or solution to remove their specific wax from your laminate flooring.

  2. Does not work, the floors are less than a year old and look like crap.

    • Viena Swierczek

      Hi Herb, thanks for your comment. Did you use wax on your laminate flooring? Unfortunately, this can make your floors look cloudy and dull. We recommend using water and vinegar to clean your flooring. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and will leave your floors fresh and clean!

  3. Thanks for the information.Keep sharing such kind of blogs!

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