Tips to keeping your laminate flooring looking brand new

Tips to keeping your laminate flooring looking brand new

Laminate flooring adds an appealing aesthetic to any home with its sleek, polished appearance. However, maintaining this elegance requires some knowledge and effort. Luckily, we have some secrets that will help you keep your laminate flooring looking brand new.

Regular cleaning: the first step

For laminate flooring, regular cleaning is the most essential maintenance tip. By sweeping or vacuuming your floor regularly, you can remove dust, dirt, and other debris that could cause scratches. Remember to use a soft brush or a vacuum without a beater bar to avoid damage.

Use the right cleaning solutions

Not all cleaning solutions are suitable for laminate floors. Harsh chemicals can discolor or damage the laminate. It's recommended to use cleaning products specifically designed for laminate flooring or a homemade solution of vinegar and water. Always ensure to dry the floor thoroughly after cleaning to prevent water damage.

Use protective pads on furniture

Furniture can be a hidden enemy of laminate flooring. The legs of tables, chairs, and heavy furniture can scratch the surface. The simple solution is to use protective pads or rubber caps on your furniture legs. These can absorb the impact and prevent scratches when furniture is moved around.

Promptly clean spills

While waterproof laminate flooring is resistant to stains, allowing spills to sit for too long can lead to damage. It's essential to wipe up any spills immediately. For more challenging spots, such as oil, paint, or lipstick, use acetone/nail polish remover on a white cloth, then wipe the area with a damp cloth.

Use entrance mats

Protect your laminate flooring by using entrance mats or area rugs. These not only enhance the decor of your room but also collect dust and grit that could otherwise scratch your floor.

Be mindful of sunlight

Excessive sunlight can fade the color of your laminate wood flooring. Use curtains, blinds, or UV-resistant film on your windows to reduce the amount of direct sunlight on your floor.

Your experts on laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is a beautiful and durable floor covering for your home, but it requires proper care to maintain its original shine and finish. By following these tips, you can easily keep your laminate flooring looking as good as new, preserving its charm and durability for many years.?

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