Most laminate flooring has a top coat of aluminum oxide, which is very tough. Everyone says, "Don't varnish it" but so far I've not found out why. Yes, it's going to need more care -- either renewing the varnish or the usual clean and wax twice a year. In particular I want to make a somewhat mat finish glossier.
So, just what happens if you apply varnish to laminate?
Is there a stripable floor finish suitable for shining a laminate floor?