What’s the best way to clean a laminate or Timber floor?

New or renovated property owners use timber or laminate flooring for easy maintenance and stylish property appearance. Here are some timber floor cleaning tips and tricks to maintain your property floor.

Regular Timber floor cleaning and maintenance Tricks:

  • Use a broom or vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dry dirt from the floor.
  • Avoid using bleach or chemicals to maintain timber polish to its original texture and colour. 
  • Use a damp clean cloth or light spray mop to clean the floor once a week.
  • If you find sharp tools falling on the floor, check for damages. It can easily leave the scratches. 
  • Don’t use a rubber mat which can damage the floor easily over time.
  • Use a light floor liquid and water solution to remove grime, grease and sticky stains. Gentle rub the area with a soft sponge and wipe the area with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Find a suitable timber floor cleaning liquid to maintain the quality of timber.

General Timber floor cleaning and maintenance Tips:

  • Read the chemical ingredients before using them on the Timber floor. Bleach or harsh chemicals can damage the timber floor surfaces.
  • Use mats to minimise your shoe dust entering the house. You can use a shoe rack outside to store your dirty shoes outside.
  • Keep your aggressive dog outside in the garden or dog house. Unattended pets can easily scratch the timber floors and damage the flooring badly. 
  • Put a rug in living rooms or kitchens which are the busiest areas of the house. It will reduce the chances of kitchen damage due to spills and stains. 
  • Use a damp mop with plain water to 
  • clean the dust and dirt from the timber or laminate flooring every week.
  • Wipe the timber floor surface when you find a spill over it. 
  • Hire a Timber floor maintenance team for decking or repair.

End of Tenancy:

Cleaning the timber floors would be the last thing to do during end of lease cleaning. A real estate agent will inspect & compare the property condition as per the tenant’s moving-in period.

  • If you have dust and sand on the timer floor then mop the floors twice or thrice to see a big difference. 
  • Use a dustpan and broom to collect dry dirt and hair collected from the floor.
  • Clean the timber floor last so you don’t need to walk on the floor and mess it up again.
  • Complete air dry the surface after wet mopping. Wet floors are at risk of falling. It also attracts dust and dirty shoes grime.
  • Hire a professional end of lease cleaning Melbourne team for a thorough cleaning with the timber floors cleaning done. 
  • If you have pets in your house then you can hire a professional cleaning team who can do flea treatment for the dirty timber floors.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner on your wood floors to remove dust and debris.


  • Clean and lint-free microfiber cloths
  • Mop and bucket
  • Sponge 
  • Timber floor cleansing liquid
  • Broom
  • Dustpan set
  • Dishwashing liquid or Vinegar
  • Vacuum cleaner
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