Over the years, laminate flooring has become a popular solution for many people not only in their homes but in business alike. And along with bringing some definite character to those areas, this type of flooring is a lot more pragmatic than the likes of others such as hardwood or carpeting.
As you may already be aware, when it comes down to cleaning laminate floors, the entire process is a lot easier and simpler than those people without it would ever realise!
- The very first surprising thing with regards to a laminate floor is that it normally requires nothing more than a simple mopping to look fine.
- But, rather than making use of a conventional mop and bucket of water, try a dry mop instead. A dry mop has a small pad that effectively picks up dust and dirt from the floor’s surface. When the pad is full, dispose of it and replace it with another one.
- Unless there are any type of spills or stains, that’s all that is needed so as to clean top quality laminate flooring efficiently.
In Cases of Soiling
But if there is any heavy soiling brought into the home, you will have to be a little bit more thorough to clean laminate flooring. This includes the use of a sponge mop with some cleaning agent. You should look for the perfect cleaner via the manufacturer of your flooring. They will give you guidelines of what to use and what not to use without doing any damage to the floor.
- If for whatever reason you can’t get any manufacturer’s guidelines, just clean the floors with a soft agent which is not made up from harsh chemicals.
- A simple solution such as white vinegar and water, should be fine in cleaning laminate floors so that they look new once again.
Even a mild window cleaner will do the job. But as a precaution, try using these mild cleaning agents on a small part of the laminate surface and make sure there’s no harmful side effects. This helps you to know whether the cleaner will fade or otherwise damage the flooring.
The Occasional Harder Side of Cleaning
There will eventually be times when you must indeed scrub the laminate flooring’s surface and this can be achieved with the use of a sponge or soft brush.
- Never use abrasive items like scouring pads or stiff brushes as they will damage the surface.
- A soft brush or sponge will massage the cleaning agent into the flooring and take away any grease or grime.
- If no sponges or soft brushes are available, try using an old dishcloth or washcloth for cleaning.
Rinse off any Surplus Liquid
When cleaning your laminate floors, check and remove any surplus liquid that you see on the surface of the flooring. This will if repeated, damage the floor, so just grab a dry mop or towel and remove it and your floor will dry quickly and look fantastic!