When it comes to cleaning laminate flooring, you should have a regular routine in place. By doing this you will ensure that your flooring will remain as good as the day when it was first installed.
The first thing that you need to do when cleaning your flooring is to vacuum it on a regular basis. It is important that when vacuuming your floor you raise the beater bar off the floor otherwise you could actually cause the floor to become scratched.
Once you have vacuumed the floor the next stage is to wipe the surface of the floor down using a damp (not wet) mop. Ideally you should use a specialist laminate floor cleaning fluid or just a mixture of warm water with a small amount of detergent.
This particular cleaning routine should be carried out once or twice a week. The rest of the time during the week you can use a large dust mop to help keep dirt and grit at bay. Plus you should also immediately clear up any spills that appear on the floor otherwise it may stain. To remove the spill take a paper towel and blot up the spillage then get a damp cloth and use this to remove any residue. Also if you allow the spill to remain it could in fact damage the floor by making the area where the spill occurred to fade.
Before you start cleaning your laminate flooring it is important that you read the recommendations provided by the manufacturer. As long as you care for your laminate flooring correctly then it will look good and last for years to come.