Advice On How To Clean Your Laminate Floor
There are lots of tips and old wives tales floating around on the internet, claiming to give you the best way of cleaning a laminate floor, but the truth is that not all laminate floors are the same; you could be risking severe damage to your flooring if you put your faith in a random tip.
If you’re looking for advice on how to clean your laminate floor, you need look no further, as this month we’ve created a “do’s” and “don’ts” list. This should help guide you in the right direction for cleaning any laminate flooring without damaging the look of the feel of your floor.
Do get all the dust and debris up from your floor. If you’ve only got a small space covered with laminate flooring you might get away with a dustpan and brush but for larger areas, and a better clean, you should use a microfiber mop head to pick up all hair and dust from your floor. Vacuuming laminate flooring isn’t recommended but if you have no other option, ensure the beater brush on the front is turned off.
Do use hot water and a dash of soap. There are many products which claim to be specific for laminate flooring, but it’s hard to know what impact it will have until you’ve used it, at which point it may be too late to reverse the effects. Hot water is usually all you need to clean your floor without leaving streaks, if you have any tough sticky mess then a spot of regular soap can be added to the water.
Do buff the floor with a clean cloth. The main problem people have with cleaning laminate flooring is the streakiness left behind afterwards. With a soft, dry cloth you can simply dry and buff the floor up a little.
Don’t use lots of water or heavy mops. Too much water will mean it either seeps down between cracks or ends up sitting and pooling on your floor; you only need a little water to damp your mop. Ensure your mop head isn’t the heavy, string type as these tend to drag water around in larger quantities.
Don’t use a steam cleaner. The worst thing you could do is use a steam cleaner on laminate flooring. This would damage your floor beyond repair due to the intense and focused steam, laminate flooring it designed to be waterproof but it cannot withstand high temperatures and moisture at the same time.
Don’t stab or jab at any stubborn mess. Should something not come up clean with hot water, don’t simply take a sharp implement and start hacking and jabbing at it. The chances are you’ll damage the laminate underneath. Simply give the area individual attention with soap to loosen it and use a plastic knife to lift it.
At Pyramid Carpets we’re experts in providing you with the best flooring materials for your home, including a variety of fantastic laminate designs. If you require extra assistance in looking after your laminate flooring, we also offer flooring care which is carried out by our professional team to help you protect your floors. Get in touch today for more details or to discuss your needs with our friendly team.