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How to care for Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has become a popular choice in many homes due to its affordability and style. Whether you already have laminate flooring or are looking to install, it is important to know how to care for them. In this blog, we will provide you with valuable tips on how to keep your floors looking beautiful for years to come.

How to protect laminate floors?

  • Prevent scratches or indentations from heavy furniture by using felt pads.
  • When moving furniture, lift it instead of dragging it across the floor. This will help maintain the integrity of the laminate surface and prevent unnecessary damage.
  • Consider using door mats at entryways to trap dirt and debris from being tracked onto your floors.
  • Place protective mats or trays under pet food dishes and water bowls to avoid spills and moisture damage.
  • Regularly trim your pets’ nails to avoid potential scratches.
  • Use floor protectors under chair legs to prevent indentations. 

How to clean laminate floors?

Regular Sweeping or Vacuuming

To prevent dirt, dust, and debris from accumulating, it is important to sweep or vacuum floors regularly. Use a soft bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove loose particles. 

Damp Mopping

While laminate flooring is resistant to moisture, excessive water can still cause damage. For routine cleaning, damp mopping is recommended. Use a well-wrung mop or a microfiber cloth. Avoid using excessive water, as it can seep into the joints and cause the planks to swell or warp.

Immediate Spill Clean Up

Accidents happen, and it is important to address them quickly. Wipe up any spills immediately using a clean, damp cloth. This will prevent the liquid from seeping into the seams and causing damage to the floor. 

Avoid Harsh Cleaning Agents

It is important to refer to the manufacturer’s notes to see which cleaning products should be used on your laminate floors.

It is crucial to avoid using abrasive or harsh chemicals that will scratch or dull the surface. Stay clear of ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, wax, or polish. They can leave residue or damage the protective layer. Stick to mild, pH-neutral cleaners specifically formulated for laminate floors.

If you are interested in installing laminate in your home, have any questions, or want to know more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you find the perfect floor!

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