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  • Maintenance Tips for Laminate Flooring

    Whether you have recently purchased laminate flooring for your home, or have had it in site for some time; knowing the best way to clean and maintain it can help to keep it looking fresh and extend the lifetime of this flooring option for many years to come.

    For many homes, laminate flooring is chosen because it is durable, versatile, and long-lasting which is why the laminate flooring uk industry is so big. However, in order to get the best return on your investment, you need to remember to look after and regularly maintain it. Regular maintenance of laminate flooring also helps to improve the appearance of the product, helping you get the best-looking laminate flooring for as long as possible.

    Things to Avoid When Cleaning a Laminate Floor

    • Do not use a wet mop or a steam cleaner on laminate flooring as this can actually cause irreparable damage and result in the buckling of the laminate
    • Avoid using any type of polishing or buffing machine on laminate floors
    • Do not leave wet-spills, take care of them as soon as they occur to avoid staining
    • Avoid leaving it too long to clear dirt and dust from the floor. Regular cleaning is essential
    • Do not use soapy water or any type of oil-based soap detergent as this can result in delamination and can also cause warping. If your laminate is still under warranty, using these substances can also invalidate the warranty to be sure to select the right product that is designed to be used on laminate flooring
    • Avoid floor cleaners that are ‘pine-scented’ as these can cause the floors to become dull
    • Do not wear stiletto shoes on laminate flooring wherever possible

    The Best Things to Do to Keep Laminate Floors Shiny

    Above are some of the most common faux pars when it comes to the cleaning of laminate flooring. In order to keep your floors out of harm’s way and keep them gleaming, there are a few key pointers to follow below:

    • If you have children or pets, the best advice is to place rugs or mats below anything such as high chairs or water bowls, or anywhere that regular spillages may occur
    • Although vinegar is moderately acidic, using a very small amount of hot water can help to lift grime easily from the surface of the floor
    • For all furniture, invest in some furniture pads to place underneath feet and legs
    • Sweep away dust and dirt often with a soft brush
    • When cleaning it is best to use a slightly damp mop with very hot water

    If you are in the unfortunate position of having to deal with marks on your laminate floor that involve oils, lipstick, markers, ink, paints, or similar, it is best to use a gentle acetone (nail polish remover) with a clean white cloth. Make sure to go over the area with a dry cloth to remove any remaining residue. If you need to take chewing gum or wax, harden the area by applying ice and then use a plastic scraper to gently lift while being careful not to scratch. A credit card is ideal for this purpose! We hope you have

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