Nothing makes a home cozier during the holidays than the appearance and scent of wax candles. While candles should never go unattended, there may be a time when dripping wax may make a mess of things. When that happens, you’ll wish you had laminate wood flooring like Swiss Krono USA’s Designer Floor Planks. That’s because prompt attention will keep your laminate floor looking like new.

Just follow these simple steps to clean dripped wax from your laminate floor:

  1. Allow wax to cool completely.
  2. Using a plastic scraper, gently scrape from the floor.
  3. If a small amount of wax remains, slightly dampen a new, clean sponge and microwave it for 30 seconds. Wearing household gloves, sponge over the waxy area to heat and absorb remaining wax.
  4. Clean with laminate floor cleaner as necessary.

These steps also are effective with gum. However, if gum fails to harden completely, put ice in a plastic bag and press the bag on top of the gum. This should harden the gum for more-effective scraping.

To remove residual gum, dab a bit of peanut butter on a rag or sponge and work over the affected area. After, clean with laminate floor cleaner.