Laminate Floor Care & Advice.
How to look after your laminate floor.
Laminate floor is one of the toughest & most durable floor covering options out there - but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do your best to protect & maintain it. Fortunately, it's pretty low maintenance, so follow these simple steps to protect it and keep it looking amazing.
Clean spills immediately.
Whilst most laminate flooring are water-resistant, they are not fully waterproof, therefore it is wise to keep any moisture on the floor to a minimum. You should clean up spills and spot stains as soon as they occur to maintain the durability of the floor.
If left on the floor too long, water can cause damage by seeping into the joints of the laminate, causing lifting and warping.
It is for this reason you should never use a steam mop on a laminate floor. When choosing a mop for laminate, we recommend choosing a modern flat-headed spray mop as other mops will leave too much-standing water behind, which could cause damage if left regularly.
Prevent dirt buildup.
Laminate floor comes with a protective wear layer on top, that forms a scratch-resistant surface. You should regularly sweep and mop your laminate floor to prevent any buildup of dirt or debris, as this has the potential to scratch and damage your flooring.
Use a soft-bristled broom to ensure a quick clean, without any unnecessary abrasion.
Using mats outside and inside at your main entrance/exit doors will stop a surprising amount of dirt from getting trodden into your home. It's a good idea to have an outside mat that will remove stones and dirt and a thinner, rubber-backed mat inside which can remove any moisture.
Use protective pads.
The sound of a chair or other furniture grinding against your floor is not only annoying, it's also the sound of your floor getting damaged.
There is a very simple and affordable way to resolve this however, and that's to purchase small adhesive felt discs that adhere to the bottom of the feet of your furniture. These protect your floor from potential scuffs and marks.
Rugs are also a great way to protect your laminate floor, whilst also adding some decoration. They're a great choice to use in high traffic areas of the home, that are more likely to show signs of wear over the years.