Laminate flooring is tremendously popular, partially due to how easy it is to clean. Review our tips to learn what to do (and what not to do) when cleaning your laminate floor.
How to Clean
It’s a good idea to sweep or dust mop on a regular basis. To dust mop, simply use a microfiber mop to trap loose dust and dirt.
Avoid using water on your laminate floor as much as possible. Instead use a laminate floor cleaner. Do not put the cleaner directly on the floor; spray it on a map or cloth first.
Things to Avoid
In addition to water, there are other things to keep away from your laminate floors. You should avoid the use of any machine such as steam cleaners, spray mops, or power cleaners. These can damage your floor. Just stick to a simple push dust or microfiber mop.
Another tip: Move around the furniture and rugs on your laminate floors every so often. This changes what parts receive sunlight and helps your floor age evenly.
How to Remove Stains
You can easily remove any ink, crayon, nail or shoe polish with rubbing alcohol. Apply rubbing alcohol to a cloth or cotton ball and rub the stain until it has disappeared. You can also use Windex. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry.
Laminate Flooring is Low Maintenance
Knowing how to properly care for your laminate floors is important. Proper maintenance ensures your floor both lasts longer and looks nicer, and a cleaner floor makes your home healthier and cozier. Weekly cleanings are recommended. If you’re too busy, all need to do is hire a cleaning professional.