With the onset of winter weather there will be added wear and tear on laminate floors. A little common sense and simple maintenance can help you preserve them. As with most things, a little prevention goes a long way. Floor mats inside and out can be a good first preventive measure, as can areas rugs in areas of high traffic and protective casters under furniture. Clean dirt and other abrasive materials as quickly as possible; clean up spills as soon as they occur. Avoid wet mops, abrasive cleaners and soaps, and purchase a cleaning solution that is specially formulated for your floor type. There are some good care and cleaning tips here and here.