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The Cleaning Essentials for Laminate Flooring

10 Mar 2020

At a time when we will spending more time indoors, there is more demand to clean your laminate flooring than ever.

Here ar Value Carpets and Flooring, we don’t just provide the finest laminate and wood flooring, we can also give you handy tips to maintain them.

Keep reading to discover ways to deal with specific stains and spillages, and keep your flooring looking brand new!

Guidelines to Keep Your Flooring Looking Fantastic

To begin with, never push or drag furniture around on laminated flooring; lift furniture when it needs to be moved.
We would also recommend placing soft castors under chairs and table legs to prevent scratches and dents.

If there is an instance where substances such as candle wax or chewing gum become stuck to your flooring, use ice to harden it then scrape off using a plastic scraper. Wipe clean using a lightly damp cloth then use a well-wrung mop to clean with water and add vinegar to bring its shine back.

Cleaning on a Budget

Doormats help to keep dirt from outside being walked into your home. As we have previously mentioned, you can use a mix of water and vinegar to clean and shine your flooring. Please remember to not over wet the floor as this can lead to water spots or warping on laminated flooring.

Dealing with Dirt and Spills

For any spillage, we recommend using a damp cloth and then wipe the floor down with a dry cloth immediately. Sweep your floor regularly with a soft broom or vacuum using a hard floor attachment to keep floors free of dust and dirt. Dry microfibre mops or cloths will also remove and collect loose dust and dirt.

Removing Shoe Scuffs from Laminated Flooring

Follow these simple steps (excuse the pun), to remove shoe scuffs from your flooring –

  • Wipe the scuff mark with a wet sponge
  • Use a rubber eraser and rub it along the grain of the wood, but do not use plastic or gritty erasers as this could damage your wood floor
  • Repeat this process until the scruff has gone

Eliminating Scratches on Laminate Floor

Laminate floors are designed to be very hard-wearing and stand up to everyday life, but sometimes they can get scratched.
Check with our team when purchasing your new flooring if it comes with added scratch guards.
Never use a scouring pad or any other abrasive implement for cleaning. Remove your shoes before walking on laminate as smalls stones from your shoes can scratch the floor plus using a doormat will help.

Need More Help? Get in Touch Today

If you have any more questions about cleaning laminate floors, please contact us today.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737