I don't like to clean them, but there are plenty of people who differ with my opinions. While they are beautiful, is causes me too much work. My friend loves laminate flooring and ripped out all of the carpet to replace her floors with it. I will let her do all the sweeping and mopping while I get it all taken care of by vacuuming once a week. Visiting her home, will help me enjoy this type of flooring at a distance.