Laminate flooring is a great choice for your home and once you’ve got it installed, you’ll want to take some time learning how to maintain it. Not all floors are cleaned the same and if you’re not used to laminate flooring, you might end up doing more damage than good. Here are a few tips to help you keep your laminate flooring as clean and beautiful as the day it was first put in.
The first step to keeping your laminate perfect is to protect it from any damage. Avoid anything that could stain or harm your flooring. Clean spills immediately and spot clean when necessary. If your laminate is in the kitchen, put a mat under your pet’s food and water dish to catch splashes of water or kibble bits and consider putting one under your child’s high chair or even the table if you have a particularly messy crew.
Avoid wet mopping on your laminate flooring. Sweep frequently with a soft-bristled broom or use the brush attachment of your vacuum to get the hard to reach areas. If you choose to mop, use a damp sponge mop with hot water and a small amount of dish soap. This prevents water from seeping into the seams of your flooring.
Many people agree that vinegar is a great cleaner for laminate but only in moderation. A small amount of vinegar in warm water can easily remove grime from your floor but prolonged exposure or too much vinegar can strip away the protective seal from the laminate. Remember to wipe the vinegar solution away immediately with a microfiber cloth so that it cleans rather than harms your floor.
Laminate is delicate so avoid wearing heels, put pads under chair legs and other pieces of furniture, and keep pets nails trimmed.
Although this sounds like laminate flooring is high maintenance, it’s no harder to clean than other flooring types at half the cost. It’s a great option if you’re on a budget and looking for something that can last, with the proper treatment, of course. Visit our warehouse of flooring today to find the best flooring for your lifestyle.