Ways to Keep Your Laminate Floors in Good Condition

Many people choose to install laminate flooring when working on a home renovation. It has become a popular option among homeowners because of its affordability and durability. It also comes in a wide range of designs, which closely resemble hardwood, stone, granite and ceramic. Just like other types of floor finishes, laminate floors have to be maintained and protected to keep them in good condition. Here are some pieces of advice on how to care for your laminate floors.

Dry Cleaning

One simple way to keep your laminate spotless is by dry cleaning the whole area. You may use a vacuum cleaner, a cleaning rod with micro-fibre pads or a dry mop. Sweep the dust and small particles from the floor surface and make sure you move the furniture when cleaning. This will ensure that all the hidden debris is eliminated.

Thorough Cleaning

If you have a party at home, stains and spills are inevitable. In this case, a more thorough cleaning is required. You need to use a cleaning solution apart from plain water to remove tough dry stains and spills. If you don’t have any commercial floor cleaner available, a mixture of water and dishwashing liquid will suffice. Dampen your mop with your cleaning solution and wipe the entire floor area. Make sure you dry the surface right away as too much moisture can warp your floor.

Trimming Pet Nails

Many pet owners use laminate flooring because of its surface resistance. Although its aluminium oxide top coating can withstand normal wear and tear, it will still be helpful if you keep your pet’s nails trimmed to prevent your floor from gaining scratches.

Protection and Care

If you want to further increase the life of your flooring, you can use different accessories to protect the floor from getting damaged. Mats with a non-slip backing should be placed at the entry points of the house to ensure that the dirt from your footwear is not carried in. Adding rugs to floors can also beautify an area while keeping your floor protected. Installing felt pads underneath the legs of the furniture can also lessen the potential of floor damage.

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