How to Clean and Maintain Laminate Flooring
If you have a busy household, then chances are quite high that you have dealt with dirty, muddy floors or scuff marks on your beautiful laminate flooring. If you have ever been in such a position, then you likely have researched how to clean and maintain a laminate floor. It only makes sense to care for your flooring investment. We’re right there with you. We want nothing but clean, beautiful floors for homeowners. As such, let us explore how best to clean and maintain laminate flooring.
Cleaning Laminate Flooring
As we said previously, chances are high that you have dealt with dirt and smudges all over your laminate flooring in the past. Perhaps your current flooring isn’t quite looking its absolute best right now. Either way, you need a solution, right? Here is how to clean laminate flooring:
- When it comes to cleaning laminate flooring, you should never use a steam cleaner or a wet mop. The moisture from either will lead to irreparable water damage to the material. It all soaks into the laminate sheets.
- Instead, use a damp cloth to blot any spills when they occur. Do not allow any liquids to remain on your laminate flooring for too long. Again, the moisture will seep into the flooring material.
- For tough scuffs or dirt marks, use a safe acetone/nail polish remover and a plain white cloth to wipe the area. Do not scrub too hard, though. Instead, wet the cloth with the acetone/polish remover, then use it to gently wipe away the spot.
- You should regularly sweep, dust, and vacuum your laminate flooring, using a hard floor attachment, to prevent dirt and grit from accumulating over time. Both will cause scratches or dull the material down.
- Occasionally use cleaning products designed specifically for laminate flooring.
- Never use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, harmful chemicals, or ammoniated chemicals to clean laminate flooring.
Laminate Flooring Maintenance
While many may argue that cleaning and maintenance are one in the same, we like to think both can be performed alongside each other for the best results. Cleaning is better suited for stains and dirt accumulation. Maintenance, on the other hand, should extend the lifespan of your flooring system. Here is how your laminate flooring should be maintained:
- While many flooring systems can benefit from an occasional waxing or polishing, laminate flooring is not one of them. Never use wax, polish, or a buffing machine on a laminate floor.
- If possible, avoid excessive amounts of steam in a room with laminate flooring. Steam is known to warp laminate sheets.
- If absolutely necessary, schedule professional service. Call a flooring technician for advice or inspection of your laminate flooring.
For laminate flooring installation, repair, and other key services, trust in Starwood Distributors. We are known for our high-quality flooring solutions and knowledgeable flooring technicians. Schedule laminate flooring service by calling 214-718-7304. We’ll send someone straight over to discuss how we can help make your new or old flooring something unique.