Life in a busy household can be hard on any floors.
Over time, even resilient, durable laminate will eventually start to show the effects of traffic, stains and spills. The specialists at All Floors & Design are here to share with you the best practices for taking care of your laminate floors so you’ll be better able to keep them in their original beautiful, inviting and valuable condition.
The Best Tools to Take on Dirt
Laminate floors are beautiful and very durable, but they are not indestructible. Floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on its surface, getting blown around in the breeze & ground down by foot traffic. This can be avoided by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. You can use a broom or, to make the job faster, a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar.
Vacuum cleaner brush & hose attachments are useful to pick up dirt from between laminate planks, tiles or along edges. We also suggest an occasional damp mopping. However, your laminate flooring can expand if excessive water is used while cleaning. Therefore, after damp mopping, a clean dry cloth should be used to wipe your floor promptly & thoroughly.
Laminate Do’s and Don’ts
- Floor protectors placed on the bottom of your furniture will prevent scratching or abrasion.
- It’s important to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling it. Use pieces of carpet placed face-down under heavy objects when moving them across your floor.
- Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning of your laminate floors can be done using the manufacturer’s recommended products.
- Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder.