Tips for Protecting Laminate Flooring


This post on tips for protecting laminate flooring is sponsored by Pergo. All opinions expressed are my own.

Maintaining and protecting your beautiful laminate flooring is easy to do with a few simple steps. 

We’ve had our floors for over a couple months now and they’re still just as beautiful as the day we installed them. I wanted to keep my Cross Sawn Chestnut floors looking great for as long as possible so I made a few changes to our home and to my daily routine. It was easy enough to do, so I wanted to share those tips with you!


Even though my laminate floors are low maintenance by design, I like to clean them daily. Every night after I finish cleaning up dinner, I get out my vacuum stick. I turn off the rotary brush head so I don’t scratch my floors and vacuum away. It only takes me about 5 minutes at the most. But I know it’s worth it because I’m keeping that little sandy grit off the floors and preventing wear. If you prefer to clean less often, once week is sufficient to keep your floors looking great.


This is probably the easiest change of all! I placed a few rugs at each doorway of the kitchen and dining room. The rug by the garage door catches all the debris and dirt from outside. The one by the back patio door catches all the dirt from the dogs little paws. Bonus tip: when you are looking for rugs, be sure to buy ones that have a solid backing so that dirt doesn’t sift through the rug and make contact with your gorgeous new floors.  

I also added a little mat on the floor right underneath the sink. It’s so nice to stand on while doing dishes and it also covers the floor from any water splatters. That’s what I like to call a win/win. 🙂 


Furniture could be hard on laminate floors. We added a few felt floor protectors to the bottom of the chair legs and buffet table. This will prevent scratches and damage to the floor. Another very simple and inexpensive change that will keep the new floors looking their best!


Let’s face it, spills and stains will happen. If you got little ones like me…I guarantee they will happen.  I clean them with a laminate surface cleaner and soft cotton cloth. You could also use household vinegar for light mopping, but I don’t because I can not stand that smell. 

Get more tips on cleaning and maintaining your laminate floors with these helpful tips from Pergo.

I really love my floors and I am so glad we decided to update our home. If you’d like to read more about how we chose our flooring, you can find that post HERE. If you’re thinking of getting new floors but don’t think you can install them, think again! Be sure to check out my tips for installing laminate flooring found HERE. You can also find out more information by visiting Pergo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


  1. Your flooring is gorgeous!! I love the look of rugs with hardwood. It is so important to protect flooring and I love your tips!

  2. Hi Laura! Your floors turned out beautiful! Great tips on taking care of laminate floors. That mat/rug at your sink is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity this year!

  3. Your floors look great! So do your cabinets – love the color and the handles. We have laminate floors that we should probably update soon! I’m never sure how to clean them – right now they get a good wipe when my kids spill things on the floor!

  4. We replaced all the carpet with laminate except in the bedrooms several years ago and we are still in love with the laminate. Thanks for sharing your tips with us at Merry Monday.

  5. Great tips! I am thinking about having our floors done so this is good to know. Now I’m off to read your posts about your install–thanks! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Angela! The install post has great tips that you’ll definitely want to know before you get to work on your new floors! Good luck!

  6. I appreciate your tip about using rugs with a solid backing. That would be easy to overlook.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  7. Our little ones can be so messy, can’t they? Thanks for all the totally do-able tips to keep our floors beautiful!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

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