HOW TO CLEAN LAMINATE FLOORS INNOVATIVE LAMINATE
Laminate Flooring is naturally durable, making cleaning a breeze. Here, we’re going to give you the crash course on how to care for your Laminate flooring and keep it looking great for years to come. The main thing you should remember is that moisture and wood don’t mix. Since our Laminate is made with wood, avoiding its exposure to moisture is a must.
There’s a reason just about every designer on popular home TV shows ends up installing laminate floors. (We see you, Bobby Berk.) It’s made out of wood composite — a.k.a. materials like sawdust pressed together — but looks just like solid hardwood flooring. Plus, it’s often costs less, installs more easily, and comes with a clear protective layer on top.
But just like any other floor in your house, it still requires regular care. Here’s everything you need to know about maintaining your laminate floors, according to Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab.
How should you clean laminate flooring?
Regularly run a canister vacuum over the surface to remove dirt and debris from cracks and crevices. If you only have an upright model, you can still use that too. Turn off the rotating brush to keep the bristles from scratching your floors and scattering dirt.
About once a month, damp-mop the floor for a thorough deep cleaning. Kitchens and spaces that see a lot of foot traffic might need it more frequently. Grab a mop with a washable, reusable microfiber head, like the ones made by Bona, or one with disposable pads, such as a Swiffer. Spray with a laminate floor cleaner (see below) sparingly, so you don’t oversaturate the floor, and then wipe with the mop.
To prevent damage, do not polish or wax a laminate floor. Also, skip abrasive cleaners, scouring powder, and steel wool. They have the potential to scratch the floor and damage the protective finish.
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