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7 Easy Steps to Keep Your Laminate Flooring Looking Pristine

08 Jun 2022

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 just how long it can take this amount of activity.

But with just a wee bit of work on your part, your laminate flooring can look good as new for years. And by following this advice from Value Carpets and Flooring, you’ll be ensuring your laminate flooring looks as good as possible for years. 

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, meaning that it’ll see more feet than any other place in your house. More activity means more pressure and more friction against your laminate flooring, which in turn means your floor will wear out far sooner. 

More than that, though, is the fact that people often drag mud, stones, leaves and other pieces of debris in with them – material that causes friction when stepped on.

Adding a welcome mat to your home means that the most vulnerable part of your floor has a shield. Not only does this mean that your laminate flooring is better protected, but 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 no scratch at all. 

Add Felt Pads Under Heavy Furniture

Even the lightest furniture puts pressure on your laminate flooring. This creates indentations in the flooring and discolouration which ultimately warps the flooring. As such, it’s a good idea to add felt pads to the bottom of your furniture – especially wooden furniture. This way, you won’t have to worry about your floor. 

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 down. This avoids creating friction and scratches in your flooring. At the same time, dragging a piece of heavy furniture can damage the furniture too. So to do best for your floor and your furniture, we recommend that you lift your furniture and not drag it. 

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. Adding a well-placed mug protects your laminate flooring, and it can add a sense of fun to your home. 

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 push up against the others. This causes serious friction, which can cause serious issues for the entire floor. 

Laminate Flooring and Real Wood Flooring in Cannock 

If you’re considering laminated flooring, you should contact Value Carpets and Flooring today. 

For over five years, we’ve 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.

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