Laminate floors are made up of various synthetic layers that are joined together by lamination. They are among the most in-demand flooring options due to their amazing look and affordability. Plus, they are also very easy to install and come in a number of styles.
Laminate floors tend to last around fifteen years, and with proper maintenance can even last up to twenty five years. It is important that you take care of your flooring if you want it to last long.
While laminate floors are durable, proper care is required to make sure they look good. Without much ado, let’s have a look at tips on how to maintain and clean laminate floors:
Clean the Floor With Laminate Cleaner
Laminate cleaners are made specifically for laminate floors. They are simply a combination of various chemicals that do not harm your floor and hence can be used without any trouble.
There are a number of laminate floor cleaners on the market. You can pick one that comes from a good company and is also affordable.
Most cleaners come with instructions on how to use them, however the general procedure is similar for all laminate cleaners:
- Take a large piece of cotton and dip it in the laminate cleaner.
- Wipe the floor with the cotton and then use a dry mop to spread the cleaner all over the floor.
- Make sure that you do not use water or try mopping with a wet mop after using the laminate cleaner as it might damage your floor.
Protect Your Floor From Direct Sunlight and UV Rays
Direct sunlight on your laminate floor poses some risk to the floor, as it might damage the foundation and make the floor soft. To avoid this, make sure you cover your windows with a thin piece of window covering so that the intensity of sunlight reduces once it hits your floor.
You can also arrange your furniture in a way to protect the floor. Although, the UV rays may damage the furniture as well, so you’ll still need to be careful.
Remove Stains with Acetone
Floors are often stained, which can be stubborn and hard to remove. These stains can really ruin the look for your room, especially if they are paint or oil stains.
There are many cleaners out there made to help you get rid of such stains. Make sure to only use acetone or nail polish remover to get rid of stains on your laminate floor. Also, avoid using water as it may make the stain worse.
Replace Plank If Damaged
In case one of your planks gets damaged, then it’s critical that you get it repaired ASAP. Instead of repairing the plank yourself, call a professional flooring company to do it for you. We at Pro Floors Utah can get the job done for you, so feel free to call us at (801) 981-8188.
We hope these tips will help you keep your laminate floors clean. If you need more help, feel free to get in touch with us.