Caring and Cleaning Laminate Flooring
Summary: Cleaning laminate flooring is obligation. It needs habitual maintenance but thankfully maintenance is so easy.
Everybody loves laminated flooring. They are so easy to maintain (so easy to clean that is) and they always look and fresh –until scratches and wears appear, that is.
Cleaning laminate flooring is obligation. It needs habitual maintenance but thankfully maintenance is so easy. And the rewards are great; most well maintained laminated floors do last for several years. So without further ado here are some trouble free course of actions on caring and cleaning laminate flooring.
Always read and inquire about the laminate properties of your floor installation. Though most cleaning laminate flooring tips are applicable in general, other applications require unique caring distinctive to its properties.
Cleaning Laminate Flooring
Always have a handy vacuum cleaner nearby. Or if not, have a hand broom where you can easily reach for it and sweep rough grits that can potentially scratch your floor. Laminate flooring have scratch resistant glaze but if a size of Shaq steps on this pebble can provide a sizeable indention to your otherwise shiny surface.
Mop with a damp cloth, never wet mop since puddles can accumulate on uneven areas. And if your solution has chemicals in them it could damage the gloss as chemicals accumulate in puddles. Likewise, liquid may seep in between planks or beneath baseboards and damage it.
Spot cleaning is important to liquid spills that have high potential in staining. Clean with a damp cloth. For stains like nail-polish spills and cigarette burns, don’t use immediately those chemicals you normally use. Use the stain-removal products recommended by the flooring manufacturer. For instance, mineral spirits are often used and recommended by flooring manufacturer for stains like tar and grease. Acetone is an effective solution for removing paint without destroying the luster of the floor. Harden first candle wax and chewing gum before removing it. And when you remove it, use a plastic scraper not a metal one.
Caring Laminate Flooring
In Japan, it is customary to remove one’s shoes before entering any abode. It may be more on mores than for sanitary reasons. Other places can make do with doormats at doorways. These can help immensely in trapping grit and pebbles.
Furniture is the greatest potential in ruining laminate floor. Put rags beneath or protector pads on furniture feet. And when moving around furniture, lift it instead of dragging it. It also helps having less furniture, or if not, furniture without an actual feet. Such as feetless couch or floor pillows.
Caring and cleaning laminate flooring is always hassle-free, as long as you act when you see a potential in ruining. You can still hold parties over a laminated floor, but you can minimize ruin if you put substantial sized carpets on areas that have considerable traffic.