Did you put wax on your laminate floors and you can't seem to get it off? Did the wax on your laminate floor turn yellow
or make the floor look dull the next day? Below we will discuss common methods for removing different types of waxes such as
Mop and Glo flooring wax products versus more traditional waxes such as carnauba.
We get a lot of questions from laminate flooring consumers and floor professionals on how to remove wax from laminate
flooring. Here are the most common methods. WARNING: We recommend that you consult the manufacturer of your laminate floor or
the flooring retailer that sold you the product before proceeding with these wax removal methods.
For floor waxes such as Mop and Glo:
Use a mixture of warm water (2 gallons), liquid dish soap (non-abrasive and 1 tablespoon), and household ammonia (1 cup).
Apply with a damp mop but be sure to get the moisture up as soon as possible. This is the most important item in the cleaning
process. Laminate and water are not meant for one another and it is critical that a soaking wet mop is not used as well as
any moisture on the laminate is dried immediately. Moisture left on laminate flooring can cause permanent damage. WARNING:
Try this in an inconspicuous area first. It is possible that the ammonia will damage the laminate by dulling the surface.
There is no way to get the original shine back to laminate flooring once surface dulling due to chemical products occurs.
Removing carnauba type wax:
It is doubtful that many people use carnauba wax to polish their laminate floor, but since we have received the question
more than once, we are going to add something about it. As a rule, we do not recommend this method because it can damage the
laminate floors further and extreme caution should be used. In most cases we would strongly recommend that you hire a
professional floor cleaner or replace the laminate flooring.
You will need a roll of paper towels, a clean towel (to be discarded after use), and a household iron. Place the paper
towel directly on the laminate floor surface and then the clean towel on top of it. Use the iron on low heat and gently move
back and forth on the towel (Only over the area where a paper towel is below). The majority of the wax should soak up into
the paper towel and the rest can be removed with a plastic scrapper.