Cleaning A Laminate Flooring

How To Maintain Your Laminate Flooring

23 May 2023

Once you install new laminate flooring into your home, you will be determined to keep it looking its best for as long as possible. At first, you may have strict house rules, such as no shoes inside and no muddy paws. In a busy household, the restriction of these house rules can start to loosen over time and before you know it, they aren’t so strict anymore.

Strict house rules are more common in households with bright carpets or real wood flooring. One of the many benefits of laminate flooring includes reduced maintenance, thus these rules may not be necessary. There are plenty of ways to maintain your laminate floors, keeping them looking as good as new.

1) Regularly Clean The Floors

One of the easiest ways to maintain your laminate flooring is by cleaning it regularly. A daily brush or vacuum and a weekly mop are enough to keep your floors looking clean and shiny. If a spillage occurs, there is no need for professional cleaning, unless you have carpets, so all that is required is a wipe from a damp microfiber cloth to restore it. 

2) Lay Down A Mat Or A Rug

Speaking of spillages, laying down a mat or rug near the sink area will reduce water from hand washing splashing onto the laminate flooring which can make it slippery and hazardous to other people. We also recommend placing a mat on areas where there tends to be heavy footfall such as the inside of doorways. This will protect the laminate flooring from muddy shoes and early visible signs of wear and tear. 

3) Add Felt Pads Under Heavy Furniture

If you want to move around furniture, it’s vital to move the furniture very carefully to avoid creating scratches and marks on your laminate flooring. Some furniture pieces have floor protectors included under the legs to prevent this. However, not every furniture piece has them. If your furniture doesn’t include these protectors, we strongly suggest adding felt pads under your chairs and other heavy furniture like tables and sofas. These cheap and small felt pads are the secret to sliding and moving heavy furniture with ease, whilst protecting your floors.

4) Trim Your Pet’s Claws

For households with pets such as dogs and cats, they may be cute and innocent but their muddy paws can leave pawprints and their sharp claws can scratch your laminate flooring. To prevent this, have your pet’s claws trimmed regularly and you can enjoy having your pets indoors with scratch-free floors!

Laminate Flooring in Birmingham and Cannock

If you have been thinking of replacing your old laminate flooring for a while, visit the Value Carpet & Flooring showrooms in Birmingham or Cannock. We offer a fantastic range from 7mm to 12mm laminate flooring as well as Herringbone styles. What’s more, we also offer a measuring and fitting service, so all you need to do is maintain it by following our advice mentioned above! For any flooring enquiries, please get in touch with us and our team would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737