Stain Removal Tips for Laminate Flooring

While laminate floors are usually stain resistant, there are some stubborn stains where you might have to provide special treatment. Here are the most common tough stains and how to deal with them:

* Blood – Spray stained area with window cleaner and then wipe with a damp cloth.
* Chewing gum – Use a plastic knife to remove excess gum, then rub the residue with soft cloth that has been dampened with Acetone.
* Crayon marks – Use a soft cloth dampened with Acetone, and rub. If this does not lift the stain, apply toothpaste and then rub with a dry cloth.
* Grease – Apply an ice pack until the grease becomes hard, then you gently scrape with plastic spoon or butter knife. Remaining residue should wipe away with a couple of squirts of window cleaner.
* Heel Marks & Scuffs –Use a pencil eraser to rub the marks.
* Ink – Take a rag and damp with warm water and detergent and rub. If that doesn’t work try using a commercial ink remover designed for laminate flooring.
* Liquor – Dampen your cloth with warm water and detergent, then rub the spot.
* Nail polish – Use a small mesh pad. Work in with Acetone. Be careful that you do not rub too hard as it may scratch the finish.

These tips should be helpful for removing stains from your floor.