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Removing Wax from Laminate Flooring

By FAF Staff Writer, (402 words) Posted in Laminate Flooring on August 21, 2009
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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.

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Comments (7)

clara posted on: August 21, 2009

what about pet stains? i have several pets; one is a geriatric dog who sometimes goes on the floor. one is a cat who marks chair legs and it goes on the floor. i clean it with vinegar & water as soon as i see it. but i don't always see it until it has been there for some time.
i have put underpads, like those used in nursing homes, down for the dog. but sometimes it goes through and gets the floor damp.
is there any product that will clear the floor and make it shine?
thank you

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