Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring options in the country. It is durable, affordable, and stylish. However, it is important that you learn how to properly maintain your flooring. Invision Hardwood & Décor has developed a basic guide outlining how to take care of your laminate flooring.
One of the easiest ways to maintain your laminate flooring is to frequently sweep it. This prevents debris from grinding into the floor and leaving scratches and marks. If you spill something, immediately wipe it up with a sponge or cloth using warm water. Warm water is safe to use on laminate flooring and it won’t dissolve the protective laminate coating. It is suggested that you thoroughly wash your laminate flooring every few months.
Another popular method to wash laminate flooring is to dump a large amount of water on the surface and wash it well with a mop. However, ensure that you properly soak all of the water up to avoid leaving streaks. Some people like to use vinegar when cleaning their laminate flooring. Vinegar works well, but you must dilute it first. The ratio of vinegar to water should be 60 milliliters of vinegar for one liter of water. It is recommended that you add your vinegar solution into a spray bottle and selectively spray the areas you want to focus on.
You can use soap on your laminate flooring, but it is recommended that you stick to gentle soaps. Harsh soaps will damage your floor and significantly reduce its lifespan. For four liters of water, you should add only 30 milliliters of soap.
Invision Hardwood & Décor is dedicated to helping clients throughout Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and the entire GTA maintain their laminate flooring. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today.