How to maintain and care for your laminate floor
Laminate flooring is the best for the beauty of natural hardwood along with easy, manageable maintenance and a more affordable price. By properly caring for your laminate floors, you will maintain their appearance and increase their durability and also lifespan. Laminate floors are naturally resistant to tarnish, moisture and staining due to their protective layer but adequate care is also required for maintaining this flooring’s integrity. Caring your new laminate flooring is easy with the proper knowledge; here are some tips on how to maintain the laminate floor.
1) Avoid too much water
Water is natural cleaner and has no chemicals. The top layer of laminate flooring is durable and resistant to liquids, but using too much water may damage laminate flooring. Best way to keep your laminate floor free from blemishes is using a solution approved for laminate floor and applying it with a spray bottle. Always use a microfiber dry mop or a soft-bristled broom for regular cleaning.
2) Be gentle
Laminate flooring is a very durable flooring material, but it can also retain scratches and indentations if it is not treated properly. Beautiful furniture always suits with a beautiful floor, so always use furniture pads or wheels on the bottoms of heavy furniture so as to protect the floor from scuffing and gouging. If you want to remove a substance such as wax or chewing gum which is difficult to get rid of, harden the spot with ice and gently scrape.
3) Avoid polishing machine
Most important fact is that laminate floors do not require buffing or polishing to bring back their original shine. In fact, using buffing or polishing machines on laminate flooring will damage the floor irreparably. If you want to protect your laminate flooring shine, you need to use a cleaning solution which is specially designed for this purpose and follow the directions for application.
4) Clean according to where you live
If you live near beaches or areas with a lot of sand, then sweeping your laminate floor more often is recommended. You do not want to allow grains of sand to get implanted between the seams in your laminate planks. People who live in areas where it snows or rains frequently should have entrance mats placed at their exterior doors to prevent moisture, sidewalk salt and other debris from getting into their floor. To protect your laminate flooring, you have to adjust your cleaning habits to match where you live.
By following the above tips, you can make your laminate floor look like new always and feel proud of it.