Laminate Care

Your Godfrey Hirst Laminate Floor has been designed with low maintenance in mind and is virtually maintenance free.


Never use abrasive cleaners, nylon scouring pads, steel wool or scouring powder as they may damage the floor. Steam cleaners are not suitable for use with any type of laminate floor.

Never flood the floor with water. Excessive water can damage laminate floors. Promptly soak up bulk liquid spills, including pet urine.

Never wax, polish, sand or lacquer your floor.

Which Cleaner?

Use any non-abrasive, soap-free cleaner suitable for laminate floors on a regular basis. Do not use soap based detergents which can leave a dull finish on the floor. You can also use ready-to-use cleaning cloths or wet wipes.

Routine Cleaning

Routine cleaning requires only sweeping, vacuuming (preferably with an effective dust filter and suction nozzle for hard surfaces) or dust mopping as necessary to remove any loose dirt or grit, followed by wiping down with a well-rung damp mop or cloth (avoiding excessive amounts of water) to remove any footprints or dirt, wiping parallel to the boards.


Most spills or other marks will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean, white cloth. Larger marks and more difficult spillages may be removed with nail polish remover or other solvents containing alcohol (e.g. methylated spirits).

Spillage/Mark Treatment Method


  •  Use a non-abrasive cleaner or warm water and soap free household cleaner.

Crayon/Asphalt/Nail Polish Paint

  • Use denatured alcohol or nail polish remover then warm water and soap free household cleaner.

Gum/Candle Wax

  •  Allow to harden then gently scrape free with a plastic scraper.


Godfrey Hirst Laminate Floors has been designed for use in internal environments/installations. While they are extremely easy to care for, robust and durable, and provide the appearance of a genuine timber floor, they are not appropriate for outdoors or high-moisture or humid areas such as bathrooms, toilets, saunas, laundries or anywhere elevated moisture levels can be expected, as laminate may buckle, swell or deform if excessive moisture penetrates it.



For more advice and ways to protect your floor please visit our care tips page