Laminate has been, and continues to be, one of the most popular and common flooring choices of the modern age. It presents modern elegance, along with all the practical benefits of a modern floor. But how exactly do we keep it fresh and looking it’s best for as long as possible! Here’s a quick guide to get you thinking and to help…

Equipment

Of course before we think about doing anything about maintenance we need to make sure that we have the right equipment to maintain it. You’ll likely have most of these already, but just in case you don’t here’s a quick list:

  • Bucket
  • Specialist Laminate Floor Cleaner
  • Sweeping Brush
  • Acetone
  • Vacuum
  • Microfibre mop
  • Floor cloth
  • Dustpan and brush

These are all useful to have in your home even if you don’t have laminate floors, so you’re all ready to go! But where to start?

Sweeping

The obvious place to start is sweeping of course. With your flooring coming into contact with so many dirt and debris, it’s important to conduct a daily sweep to keep anything off it that may damage it. While laminate doesn’t harbour any excess dirt or debris, it is good to keep on top of it. Be careful with your vacuum attachment however, as they have been known to scratch! 

Mopping 

Luckily, laminate is naturally water resistant. However excess moisture an damage your boards so you do need to be careful when you’re mopping. Due to this, make sure you clean up any spillages and splashes as soon as possible and never use a very wet mop. Mop very dry, with some floor cleaner for best results.

Removing Stains

Stains are any floor owners worst nightmare, and we can often think it’s game over as soon as something touches it! However this isn’t the case with laminate, which is stain resistant, however it can still happen. With scuff marks make sure your properly wipe the stain with a dry cloth before using a microfibre cleaning solution. For oil, ink or makeup you may need t add a touch of acetone to your cloth before tackling it.

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