Treating Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is the most popular choice among house owners in recent years. With just a few tools and even without experience, laminate flooring is easy to install. This flooring comes with many patterns, colors and variety to suit your preferences; in addition the laminate flooring is durable and no fuss maintenance. Wood grain and stone tile are the typical variety of laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is also relatively inexpensive making it as an affordable choice compared to the hardwood flooring. The “easy care” feature of laminate flooring is the best aspect of it, so it is a simple matter to care for your laminate floor. Here are some easy steps on how to care for them.
You will need:
- Floor cleaner
- First, look out for sharp edges. Even if the laminate floor is very durable, it still can be scratched by sharp edges. Use the self-stick pads to cover the feet of your tables and chairs. These pads will help your chairs and tables to slide easily over the floor without scratching the surface. You can find them in most of hardware stores and home improvement stores. They also comes in many variety of sizes and can be cut to fit the size of your tables and chairs legs.
- Make sure you clean up the mess of beverages spill or water on your laminate flooring. When the liquid sits on the floor for a long time period, it will seep into cracks. Eventually, your laminate flooring will absorb this liquid and causes warp and swelling problem. So, whenever you notice there are liquid spills on your laminate flooring, dry the surface as soon possible with a mop.
- Use a soft broom such as soft plastic broom or a string mop to remove dirt and debris from your floor. These types of brooms can prevent any scratches on your laminate flooring compared to hard brooms such as corn brooms.
- You will need a special laminate floor cleaner when it is time for you to clean your laminate flooring thoroughly. The reason is that the surface of laminate flooring is different from tiles or hardwood flooring. You can purchase it at most stores or hardware stores selling laminate flooring. To use the cleaner, simply spray a light mist over the floor surface and then use a mop or a terry cloth rag to clean your laminate floor.