Life in a busy household can be hard on any flooring.
Over time, even the resilient, durable laminate will eventually start to show the effects of traffic, stains and spills. At Carefree Carpets & Floors, we want to share with you the best practices for taking care of your laminate floor, so you’ll be better able to keep it in its original beautiful, inviting and valuable condition
The Best Tools to Take on Dirt
Laminate floors are beautiful and very durable, but they are not indestructible. Floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on its surface. This can be avoided by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. You can use a broom or, to make the job faster, a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar.
Vacuum cleaner attachments are useful to pick up dirt from between laminate planks, tiles or along edges. An occasional damp mopping is also suggested. However, your laminate flooring can expand if excessive water is used while cleaning. Therefore, after damp mopping, a clean dry cloth should be used to wipe your floor thoroughly.
Laminate Do’s and Don’ts
Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture will prevent possible scratching or abrasion. It’s important to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling them. Use pieces of carpet face down under heavy objects when moving them across your floor. Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning of your laminate floor can be done using the manufacturer’s recommended products. Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder. Contact Carefree Carpet & Floors to learn more.