Different types of flooring will require different care and maintenance. Laminate flooring is exceptionally popular because of how versatile and low maintenance it is, and it’s easy to clean! As low maintenance as it is, there are still dos and don’ts for keeping it looking as good as new for as long as possible. There are best practices for preventing scratches, stains, and warping.
How Do I get My Laminate Floors to Shine?
You can start off by vacuuming the floor to remove excess debris and dirt particles. This should be done using a vacuum attachment with soft bristles, as other attachments may cause scratches. It’ll also be easier to move across the floor smoothly with the bristles.
You can also use a soft-bristled broom for this. Sweep or vacuum in the direction the floor has been laid to get all of the dirt out from any nooks and crannies.
Can you clean laminate flooring with water?
Now that the floor is free of dust, you are ready to wash it. You shouldn’t let water pool on the surface of your wood laminate flooring; this can cause it to bend and warp. You can, however, use a soft cloth or mop and wash the floor as you would tiles, using a mild detergent in some water. Be sure that the cleaning tool of choice is only damp when you apply it on the floor.
Be sure to stay away from harsh soaps and cleaning products; it can cause your flooring to lose colour faster and begin looking dull.
To further protect your laminate, you can consider placing rugs in high traffic areas such as hallways, and you can place felt underneath your furniture to avoid scuffs and scratches.
Stains and spills should be dealt with quickly, and cleaned up with a mild soapy solution.
Now you have all the instructions necessary to enjoy your wood laminate flooring for years to come. Contact us for more information on taking care of your floors, or for professional laminate flooring installation.