Best Way To Clean Laminate Flooring?
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When you have laminate flooring, it is important to know the proper ways to clean and maintain it. Taking proper care of your laminate flooring will ensure it'll last for many years to come. Plus, you will be surprised at how beautiful it'll appear over time.
Laminate flooring is very low maintenance and long-lasting. There are only a few simple things that you need to do to ensure your floors stay clean.
- Dust, mop and vacuum it with a soft brush to remove dust, dirt, or grit. A damp cloth will not damage the laminate flooring panels. Do not use too much water and be sure to dry the floor thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If you do have a spill on your laminate floors then you should immediately blot them up with a clean, dry cloth, sponge, or paper towels. Excess liquid tracked in by feet or spills should not remain on the flooring for long periods of time and be cleaned immediately.
- To prevent damage to your laminate flooring while you are cleaning you should not use soap-based detergents, abrasive cleaners, or any other type of cleaners on laminate flooring. You can make your own cleaner by mixing vinegar and water in equal parts. Another option is to mix equal parts of vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water. This recipe dry spot-free quickly, but be sure to work in small areas of the floor at a time. Using cleaners made for linoleum, tile or hardwood may leave a dull, soapy finish on laminate.
- Do not need wax or polish as these products will also cause damage.
- You should also never steam clean laminate panels.
There are also other ways you can maintain your flooring to ensure a longer life, such as:
- Placing a doormat outside so any sand and grit picked up is not bought inside.
- If you wear high heels then you should avoid walking on the surface. High heels and other sharp objects are the biggest problems for scratching the laminate panels.
- Furniture legs can also be damaging and you can avoid this by putting pads underneath the legs of furniture to avoid scratching.
- When you move furniture you should also lift it entirely and never drag it across the surface of the floor.
- There is no reason to treat your floors with a sealant after you install them because the panels already have sealant on them. You don't need to use lacquer or any type of refinishing product on your floors. These products will only cause damage.
If you practice the few simple points above, you can ensure a longer lifespan for your floors.
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