Keeping your floor clean, tidy and well maintained might seem like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. One benefit of laminate flooring is that it is low-maintenance and generally easy to keep clean. Below we look at how to maintain a laminate floor.
If the laminate is laid throughout your kitchen and dining room then it is a good idea to get felt adhesive furniture pads. These stick on the underside of the feet of chairs and tables and will stop your laminate flooring from getting scuffed and scratched. It is also a good idea to take your shoes off before walking on it as it will protect it in the long run.
Spills can be easily cleaned up on a laminate floor, but they need to be cleaned up quickly. If water or moisture is left on the floor for too long there is a danger that it will soak between the joins and into the laminate. This may cause the flooring to warp or bubble in places.
Laminate flooring has developed over the years and most of them are scratch-resistant. This makes it perfect for sweeping up dust, dirt and debris that accumulates on it over time. If debris is left, then there is a risk that it can cause scratches or even tear the laminate - a soft-bristled brush or dust cloth is ideal for giving a daily sweep and clean.
Laminate flooring is not waterproof, so it is essential that it is kept free of water. Now and again, it will need a deep clean in order to remove dirt and keep it sanitised. Don’t use a steam mop on your laminate flooring as this will create moisture. To really bring up the shine on the floor you can add vinegar into your water which will prevent spots and smudges from showing. This is a natural way of cleaning your laminate floor and it avoids using harsh chemicals that might damage it.
If for whatever reason the flooring does get damaged, it’s not the end of the world. You can purchase a repair kit which will deal with the issue as opposed to replacing an entire plank. Laminate flooring is built to last. Regular maintenance ensures it looks new for longer, as well as keeping a solid foundation for anything life may throw at you and your home.
If you would like more information about laminate flooring or have any questions, then get in touch with one of the team here at Carpets & Flooring Ltd. We can help you find the right style and colour to transform the interior of your home.