Laminate Floor Care

Laminate FlooringLaminate flooring is becoming a popular choice in both residential and commercial settings. This is due to the fact that it is reasonably priced, looks good, and is easy to install. Maintaining a laminate floor is also simple, easy, and requires no special equipment; with regular care, your laminate floors will give you years of enjoyment.

Keeping laminate flooring looking great is very simple. Vacuum it regularly with a light brush attachment – just like you would pretty much any other type of flooring. A wipe down with a damp cloth or soft mop will return the flooring’s original shine. Disposable dust mop products (like Swiffer) seem to work especially well in removing dust and pet hair from laminate floors.

For heavy traffic areas or places where spills or other soiling has occurred you will usually only need a wet sponge (or mop if it’s a big area). It might take a few passes if it’s bad but that’s all. Avoid using soap-based detergents when cleaning a spill, and never use harsh chemical cleaners on your laminate floor; these cleaners may cloud or discolor the floor’s finish. Also, never use steel wool, scouring pads or sandpaper on your laminate floors, they will get scratched and need to be replaced. If a soiled area remains particularly stubborn, simply repeat the sponging process until the spot is gone.

Do not use polish or wax on laminate floors! They are made for other flooring types will make the laminate look dull and dirty. Then you’ll have to spend the time removing them to bring back the beauty of the floor.

Laminate flooring is very durable. But it can get scratched or gouged just like any other hard surface, so you should always use felt pads on all furniture placed on the floor. Be careful to lift rather than slide furniture or heavy objects. If a dent, scratch, or stain does appear on your laminate flooring, there are easy commercial touch up kits available that can help you repair it.

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