There are many reasons to love laminate flooring. It is durable enough to handle high traffic areas and comes in practically endless styles to mimic other types of flooring that might not be in your budget or work for the room you desire. If you are considering laminate flooring for your home, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it so that it gives you years of service.
First, although laminate flooring is strong and resistant to damage, it isn’t a bad idea to use protectors on the legs and feet of furniture that you’ll move regularly. Don’t drag heavy items across laminate without taking this precaution. You should also avoid walking on it with high heels or spiked shoes and always use doormats to reduce dirt and debris being carried in onto the laminate flooring.
Cleaning laminate flooring is easy, too. You don’t need anything fancy because a cleaning solution of one part vinegar to three parts water can be used with a damp cloth or mop to handle a small area where there’s a spill to clean. You should always sweep your laminate floors before mopping and only use a damp mop, not a soaking wet one, when mopping. To keep sand and gritty debris from wearing on your laminate flooring, it is advised to dust mop regularly. It is not advisable to use detergent cleaners, waxes or polishes, and do not use a steam cleaner on laminate flooring.
If you would like to know more about laminate flooring and how to care for it, contact us at Floor Coverings International. You can also call us to arrange a free in-home design consultation and see the thousands of flooring samples we carry in our mobile flooring showroom.