Have you decided to have laminate flooring installed in your house? Though laminate flooring does not require much upkeep, there are some important tips to keep in mind for maintaining the quality and appearance of your floors. Here are some of our top laminate floor cleaning tips and solutions for your Buffalo home that will keep them in the best condition:
Avoid using abrasive tools
Laminate flooring is susceptible to scratching, which is why it’s critical to avoid using any abrasive tools while cleaning it. Typically, soft bristle brooms are recommended to sweep up debris. When vacuuming, always make sure your vacuum is on the least powerful setting and turn off any rotating brushes that could harm the floor. When in doubt, always adhere to gentler cleaning tools and equipment that don’t exert a lot of force!
Take precaution to protect your floor’s surface
In many ways, protecting your floor’s surface is your best defense against any damage. Simple measures, such as adding pads to furniture legs and using mats and rugs in living spaces, can significantly reduce overall wear and tear. Additionally, making a habit of not walking on your floors with shoes and avoiding sharp objects or toys that can scratch your floor, will cut down on minor scratches and imperfections that can occur.
Make your own cleaner
With laminate flooring, the simplest household cleaning mixture is usually very effective. You can make your own non-toxic cleaning agent with basic dish soap and a gallon of hot water. You can also use white vinegar with hot water which is completely safe for your laminate floor’s surface. Always avoid cleaning products that aren’t specified for laminate as they can cause permanent damage or discoloration to your floor’s surface.
Do you have questions about laminate floor cleaning or laminate flooring in general? Get in touch with the experts at Modern Flooring in Buffalo, NY to learn more, and schedule a consultation with one of our flooring experts.