Laminate Flooring Care guide

How to clean and maintain your laminate flooring

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How to clean laminate flooring

Regular cleaning by sweeping or vacuuming is recommended to remove loose dirt and grit, which can damage your flooring. Avoid vacuums with beater bars as they may visibly damage Sisu, and use a hard floor attachment where possible. A dry microfiber mop or cloth can also be used to clean away dust and dirt, such as our Dual Purpose Mop.
Do not steam clean your laminate floor as it can damage the boards. Laminate Click requires no treatment, oiling or waxing. For issues such as dropped candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice before gently scraping the substance off with a plastic scraper.
  1. Sweep the floor with a soft brush to remove dust and loose dirt.
  2. Mop the floor with a pH neutral cleaner, such as our Laminate Floor Cleaner. Abrasive chemicals containing bleach should be avoided. It is important to ensure that the mop is well-wrung to avoid excessive moisture contact.
  3. Allow to dry before walking on.


Spills should be wiped with a damp cloth to prevent staining. Use a dry cloth immediately afterwards to wipe away any residue. Never use highly abrasive scrubbing tools. White cloths are recommended in order to avoid colour bleed. Do not allow standing liquid on Sisu Laminate. Our Dual Purpose Mop would be the perfect solution for this.


When cleaning Laminate Click it is recommended to use mild substances, however more stubborn stains may require a more robust solution. Our Laminate Floor Cleaner will effectively clean your flooring without the worry of damage.


Although laminate flooring is durable and hardwearing, the surface can still get scratched. Shoe and furniture scuffs will resist most cleaning solutions. To remove from the product, use some acetone on a cloth. Never use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.


Felt pads, such as our Floor Protectors, can be used to prevent the scraping of furniture legs, while castor cups can be used to prevent indentation from heavy furniture. Do not drag furniture across the floor when moving, lift objects and move them to prevent marking the floor. Very heavy objects such as fridges can be laid on a board and “walked” across it to move.

Entrance Mats

A suitable entrance mat is recommended to capture dirt and grit that would otherwise be tracked inside, potentially scratching the floor. Avoid mats with a rubber backing as they can cause staining or marking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Replacing Laminate Boards

You can fix minor damages in your laminate floor with a filler product, but in the case of severe damage, you may wish to replace a board. Replacing and repairing Laminate Click is easy to do without any professional help.
You will need: Pencil, circular saw with rail, wood glue, chisel, mallet, and tapping block.

Step 1

Mark the edges of the board with bright tape to ensure you remove the correct one.

Step 2

Cutting damaged floor tile
Using a circular saw, cut a line through the middle of the damaged board, getting as close as possible to the end.

Step 3

Cutting pattern to replace a damaged floor tile
At the end, make angled incisions so that the board can be removed with more ease.

Step 4

Cutting damaged indoor floor board
Remove the pieces of damaged board. If needed, a chisel can be used to pry open the board from the middle and allow the four cut pieces to be removed.

Step 5

Vacuum away any sawdust or excess.

Step 6

Trimming the tongue off a floor board
Take the replacement board facing pattern-side up and carefully cut and remove the tongue and groove click system. Ensure the click system is flush with the board edge

Step 7

Gluing replacement floor board
Wood glue can be applied to the tongue and groove sections left exposed.

Step 8

Inserting the replacement floor tile
Install the replacement board at a 20-30 degree angle, pushing the length of the board under the tongue of the floor.

Step 9

Using a roller to press down a replacement board
Push the board down firmly into place and then use either a rubber mallet or a hand roller to press the board flush with the floor.

Step 10

Wiping away any excess glue
Excess adhesive should be removed with either a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth, or with a cloth containing a small amount of acetone.

Step 11

Apply weight to the board and allow it to dry.