How to Clean Laminates

How To Clean Laminates – Do’s and Don’ts

Merino Laminates, October 13, 2021

It is no secret that laminates are extremely popular in the design and architecture industry right now. There is no other material with the versatility that laminates possess, which could transform the way your interiors look without making you go broke. They come in a host of varieties, colors, and patterns, and have a tonne of features that other materials cannot dream of matching up to. Some of them are being resistant to scratch, anti-bacterial, mar-resistance, and so on. When it comes to furniture, flooring, and wall paneling for your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, laminated finishes are among the most popular today.

However, improper handling of laminates can cause some problems. These can be completely mitigated. If you take good care of your laminates, you can ensure that they will stay in excellent shape for a very long time. Here are some recommendations to keep them in good shape.

When taking care of laminates, here are some things you must ensure.

  • Consult the manufacturer’s directions for your laminate surfaces before you begin cleaning. Based on the materials used, the brand may have special suggestions. On Merino’s website, there are thorough product manuals and directions on how to clean laminates.
  • Fingerprints on laminate may easily be removed using a soft dry cloth. If you have greasy fingerprints, use damp melamine foam or normal porous foam to get rid of this.
  • Instead of direct application, spray the mild cleaning solution on your cleaning mop or pad and clean with the moist pad.


  • To remove stubborn grease patches on laminated kitchen surfaces, use a sponge and a mix of warm water and dish soap.
  • To clean laminate, using a microfiber cloth without too much water works the best.
  • For laminated kitchen surfaces, dirt and germs can collect in the creases and crevices. Cleaning these components is critical, and warm soapy solutions are ideal. Rinse and dry thoroughly thereafter. However, majority of laminates from Merino are anti-bacterial and this makes maintenance easier for you.


  • Spills should be cleaned up right away.
  • To avoid scratch marks on laminated surfaces, placement mats and coasters must be used on laminated furniture.

Here are some things that you must definitely avoid while dealing with laminates.

  • Abrasive cleaning tools should be avoided.
  • When cleaning them, avoid using sharp tools or abrasive products like steel scrubbers.
  • Pine-scented cleaners create a soapy residue, so avoid them.
  • To avoid discoloration, keep laminate furniture out of direct sunlight.
  • Any cleanser that enhances shine should be avoided since it can leave a difficult to remove waxy residue.
  • Don’t use too much water or leave water on your laminates for too long.
  • Even if you’re using a gentle cleaning solution, don’t apply it straight to the surface; it could stain your furniture.


While laminated surfaces may resemble hardwood in appearance, they should not be cleaned in the same manner. Laminates requires extra attention since, unlike hardwood, the surface cannot be restored if stains or damage occur. It’s vital to maintain your laminates and treat them with care to avoid costly replacements. Hope these tips help!

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