Laminate Flooring | Cleaning Tips
Easy to CleanThe after care that laminate flooring requires is very little and extremely simple. Cleaning laminate flooring, if carried out regularly, can keep your floor looking like new for many years to come. A simple brush over with a soft headed brush or a very slightly damp mop, is all that is needed when cleaning laminate flooring. Follow this with the use of a vacuum cleaner around the edges of the room, and that is all that is generally required.
Special cleaning pads are available which look very much like a mop, and have replaceable wipes that wrap around the pad which attracts the dust, etc. and these make cleaning laminate flooring even easier. Make sure that if you use a mop you do not soak the floor, as this could cause the edges of the laminate boards to start to expand and the whole floor may start to buckle.
- For stain removal, do not use a strong detergent. Use a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.
- For large cleaning of stains, etc. on laminate flooring, use a mop with ammonia or a mixture of water and vinegar.
- Where ever possible try to use citrus-based cleaners, and not the conventional soap-based cleaners.
- Always test a new cleaning product on an area of laminate flooring that is out of sight, such as under the cooker or fridge for example.
- When cleaning laminate flooring do not use steel wool, sand paper, or scouring powder on the laminate surface, and also never try to sand, wax, or apply furniture polish to the laminate flooring.
- To avoid any marks that could potentially be left by furniture, use felt pads under the furniture legs, etc.
- Try to always use a door mat at every exterior doorway. This helps trap any dirt etc., but also traps small stones and grit which may scratch the surface of your laminate flooring.
By following these supplementary tips on cleaning laminate flooring, your floor should look as good as the day it was installed, for many years to come.