7 Easy Steps to Keep Your Laminate Flooring Looking Pristine
If your home is a busy one, you’d rightly be concerned about keeping it looking pristine for as long as possible. No doubt, you’ve been looking at your beautiful laminate flooring and been wondering to yourself just how long it can take this amount of activity. Well, you shouldn’t be worried; with just a little bit of work on your part, your laminate flooring can look good as new for years.
By following this advice from Value Carpets and Flooring, you’ll be ensuring that your laminate flooring will be looking as good as possible for as long as possible. Value Carpets and Flooring provide beautiful laminate flooring in Cannock, Sutton Coldfield, and the rest of the West Midlands.
Read below for some great tips on keeping your laminate flooring as good as the day you bought it for years to come.
Add a Welcome Mat
Your front door is one of the busiest parts of your home. More than that, though, is the fact that people often drag mud, stones, leaves and other pieces of debris in with them when they come into a home from the outside. Adding a welcome mat to your home means that all this debris is collected before it enters your home. Not only does this mean that your laminate flooring is better protected, it also means you have less to clean up!
Make Sure You Mop Regularly
Yes, mopping up helps to keep your laminate flooring clean. That much is obvious. But what you may not know is that mopping helps to protect your flooring, too.
We previously mentioned that you can bring in stones and other materials on your feet when you come into your home; well, that material can scratch the floor when pressed into it – which naturally happens when you step on it. By mopping up, you’re removing that course material from the floor in such a way that it can’t damage your floor.
Trim Your Pets’ Nails
Listen, we understand that you love your pets. Trust us – we love ours too – but it’s impossible to ignore the fact that your best fur friends have sharp claws that dig into or scratch your laminate flooring. So, for the sake of your flooring, we recommend that you trim your pets’ nails. You absolutely do not have to trim them to excess, but even a little can mean the difference between a massive scratch and not having one.
Add Felt Pads Under Heavy Furniture
Even the lightest furniture puts pressure on your laminate flooring. This creates indentations in the flooring and discoloration which ultimately warps the flooring. As such, it’s a good idea to add felt pads to the bottom of your furniture so that your floor doesn’t come into contact with any heavy furniture.
Don’t Drag Heavy Furniture Around Your Home
Related to the above, it’s a good idea to avoid dragging heavy furniture. Instead, if possible, you should lift it up and then place it. This avoids creating friction and scratches in your flooring.
Lay a Rug On Heavy Traffic Areas
As we’ve previously mentioned, high traffic areas (such as the entrance to your home) can often wear out sooner due to the amount of traffic that passes through. As a result, it’s a good idea to lay a decorative rug at the high traffic areas of your home in order to protect your laminate flooring. Furthermore, different rugs can offer some variation in home furnishings.
Keep Your Home’s Humidity Under Control
Our final piece of advice is to keep the humidity in your home under control. To put it simply, too much humidity will make your home warp, but too little will make your laminate floor sink. As a result, you want the humidity in your home to be at a sweet spot between the two.
At the same time, it’s a good idea to make sure that you never get your laminate flooring too wet, either. This is because laminate flooring is mostly wood, which tends to expand when wet. Because there are so many pieces of flooring put together, when one expands it tends to cause serious issues for the entire floor.
Laminate Flooring and Real Wood Flooring in Cannock
If you’re considering laminated flooring, get into contact with Value Carpets and Flooring.
For over five years, Value Carpets and Flooring have provided our clients in the English West Midlands with high quality flooring and surface solutions, designed to meet their flooring requirements and take their homes to the next level. No matter how you want your floors – carpet or solid wood floors – we can provide you with what you need.
For more information about our range of flooring solutions, get in touch with Value Carpets and Flooring today.