Laminate Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are laminate floors easy to clean?
Yes. A Mannington Laminate Floor is the closest thing there is to a maintenance free floor. Ordinary vacuuming or sweeping is usually sufficient to keep the floor clean. If needed, an occasional cleaning with Mannington's Ultra Clean System, BonaKemi, or basic branded hardwood and laminate floor cleaners are recommended. (Follow directions and be sure not to oversaturate the floor.)
Q. What is the difference between Mannington Wood Floors and Mannington Laminate Floors?
A wood floor is just that, it is made out of wood. A laminate floor can look like a wood floor, but it is really a picture of a wood floor. Mannington Wood Floors are engineered with 5-ply construction, laid cross-grain to those above and beneath it, which adds stability to the floor. Our wood floors also have a 7-Step UltraWear® polyurethane finish, which protects from wear and scuffs. Mannington Laminate Floors are created using ThermoComposite™ Construction, which fuses five distinct components together in one single step to create an extremely durable floor of the highest quality. Both are excellent choices in flooring and often the decision between the two depends on the amount of traffic the room gets and your decorative preference or the look you are trying to achieve in the room.
Q. Can laminate flooring be installed in a bathroom or laundry room?
Mannington provides installation instructions for wet areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and utility rooms. Mannington's laminate flooring is warranted against topical moisture resulting from normal household use such as wet shoes, spilled liquids, dripping off while exiting the bathtub or shower. These normal household activities will not harm the flooring.
Q. What type of chair protectors can I use on laminate flooring?
Support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors. Ideally, the protectors should be at least one inch in diameter, made of non-pigmented, hard plastic and rest flat on the floor. Non-staining felt protectors are also acceptable. Casters with a minimum 3/4" flat surface width or floor protectors are recommended for all moveable furniture. Make sure any metal protectors are rustproof. Replace your narrow-dome furniture rests with wide-bearing ones.
Q. What type of mat can I place on my laminate floor?
Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil, asphalt and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor. Use nonstaining mats on your floor. Do not put rubber-backed, latex-backed or cocofiber mats on your floor as they may stain or damage the surface. Staining can also occur if there is a dye transfer from an object that has been laid on the floor. As is the standard in the industry, this type of staining is not covered under the warranty, as we cannot control what kinds of objects are laid on our floors. We recommend only placing mats that state "non-staining" on the tag.
Q. How well do Mannington laminate floors perform?
Our Laminate flooring has a surface embossing that creates impressive realism, a variety of wood grains that suits any décor, the look and feel of actual stone complete with grout lines, random-width patterns to create a rustic effect, carefree maintenance, and a high-wear overlay that ensures years of enjoyment. Our Revolutions Tile and Plank Collections, the NatureForm™ Collection and the Coordinations Collection all come with a 25 year warranty.