Now that you have finally installed the laminate, solid wood floor or engineered wood flooring of your dreams, you will want to look after it for as long as possible so that looks great for years.
There is more involved in protecting your wooden floor than just taking your shoes off before you walk over it though, so here are a few pointers to protecting your laminate floor properly and making sure you guard and protect this beautiful investment in your home.
Daily Wood And Laminate Floor Care
Dirt, dog hairs and debris are quickly noticeable on any wooden or laminate floor, even more so than a carpet where the dirt gets engrained in the fibres, so it is important to sweep or hoover every few days to lift the surface dirt and dust. Make sure you are using the right setting on your cleaner so that the bristles are not too low to scratch or scrape your floor when you vacuum. A microfibre mop is also a wonderful investment.
Use a soft mop to wash the floors once a week with a diluted cleaning solution which will not cause any discolouration or damage to your beautiful floors. Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for diluting ratios or make your own natural floor cleaner from everyday household ingredients.
Try to remove shoes before you walk across your laminate floors and especially high heeled shoes which can leave marks and indentations in the floor. If you have small children playing in the room with your new floor, a rug or a playmat might be a good idea to protect your floor, and their knees.
Heavy furniture should have felt pads attached to the feet so that you do not accidentally scrape or scratch the floor when moving the furniture or cleaning. These are really cheap to pick up and take seconds to apply.
Different floor types have different maintenance and care practices to keep them in great condition, so make sure you are following the right advice for your floor type. In addition to the general care points above, here are the essential tips for maintaining the type of wooden floor you might have at home.
How To Care For Laminate Flooring
Never use a buffer or polishing machine on a laminate floor – this will ruin it entirely. Dry your floors after you have washed them to ensure they retain their lustre and do not show any ugly watermarks.
It is also really important to never leave fluids on your floor as they can and will stain, especially if your floor is a light colour. The liquid can also get into the floors click system and cause damage to your laminate flooring as well.
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