Since its creation in the late 1970’s, laminate has only gotten better. With beautiful designs, impressive durability to easy maintenance, it’s not surprising that it’s a popular choice amongst homeowners. Although laminate is famous for being easy going and durable, it does need some attention to retain its attractiveness. Here’s the ultimate guide to make the most out of your laminate flooring.
Sweeping & Hoovering
Something we all have to do whether we like it or not and most of us wish we had more time to get these things done. It’s inevitable that your laminate floor is going to get grubby, especially if you’re from a busy household. It’s therefore best to conduct a daily sweep or hoover to prevent the boards being scratched by debris lying around.
You must be careful of which hoover attachment you use however, as the rough ones can scratch, and this is the last thing you want when you’ve just paid out for a new floor! Try removing the large bits of debris by hand first to prevent them grating along the floor causing damage.
Laminate is water resistant, however excess moisture can be known to damage it. Therefore, make sure you clean up any spillages as soon as possible to avoid ugly stains and never use a steam mop. You can use warm soapy water to mop laminate, however if you’re wanting to go the extra mile to protect your new floor specialist floor cleaner is available.
Those Stubborn Stains
Sometimes the worst does happen and we spill something all over our new floors, with the hope of them being removed slim. Most of the time we think there’s no going back, but luckily this isn’t the case with laminate! If the stain has been caused by beverages, start by removing any surrounding debris as soon as possible.
With scuff marks, thoroughly wipe the stain with a dry cloth before cleaning the stain with a microfibre mop and cleaning solution.
For oil, paint, ink or makeup a little extra help is needed. Add a touch of acetone to your cloth and wipe up the residue, this should remove most of it!