Cleaning Your Laminate Floor The Right Way
Updated: Dec 5, 2021
It’s great to have Laminate flooring for your home. Because of the technology, the photographic reproduction of prints that varies from hardwood designs to stone tiles makes it difficult to differentiate which are the real ones. But, not because it looks the same as hardwood or stone tiles, the cleaning goes the same way. Laminate Flooring has its own cleaning instructions.
The safest possible way to clean your laminate flooring is to follow the manufacturer’s guide. Each flooring has a specific method you can follow, and if you’re unsure about it, please feel free to ask them.
As for general rules, I’ll be listing down a few tips on how to do it the right way.
First, vacuum or sweep your floor regularly to remove dust and loose dirt.
Second, is to mop your floor with a slightly damp mop head. Never mop your laminate floor with an overly wet mop, as the water may seep in the spacing of the interlocking pieces. The laminate floor doesn’t match well with moisture, and we don’t want the moisture to get into its baseboard. If you need to wipe it dry, do so.
Next, is to act immediately whenever you see spills on the floor. Wipe it right away with a cloth to prevent permanent damage.
When cleaning the floor, avoid using abrasive materials such as steel wools or hard scrubbers to avoid permanent scratches on the floor. It might also lose the shine on your floor and make it dull instead.
It’s not advisable to use strong cleaning products. A homemade mixture of water and vinegar or dish soap and water mixture is enough to keep your floor shine, as the wax is also not needed.
One trick to lessen the dirt on your floor is to put a welcome mat outside, that way, the dirt on your shoe soles is already prevented from coming inside to the floor.
If you have pets, trimming their nails would be very helpful too. They tend to scratch that floor and having long nails may lead to permanent scratches.
These are just a few tips that I hope would be useful to you. Remember to purchase your Laminate Floor from a reputable source and have it installed by highly skilled contractors to ensure the pristine condition of your floor.
If you want a superb laminate floor for your house, Newport Coast Flooring offers a variety of collections that you can choose from. Please feel to browse our showroom.
If you have any other queries or concerns, you can leave us a message and we’d be glad to assist you.