Maintaining Your Laminate Floor

How to clean different types of floor can be tricky. Each type of material will call for a different type of cleaning. When not cleaned properly it can damage the floor. This is the case with laminate flooring. The material laminate floor is made from can easily be ruined with too much water. What is the proper way to clean laminate flooring? What are the risks cleaning it with your typical cleaning supplies?

The best mop to get for laminate flooring is one that is microfiber. The first thing to do when starting to clean your floors is to go through and with a dry mop, collecting all the dust, hair, and crumbs you can find. This will make it easier in the long run. Once you’ve got this to your satisfaction it’s time to mop it.

You might be wondering why you should use a microfiber mop. It’s common to have a sponge or string mop that you’re most inclined to use. Such mops though hold and use a lot of water. The water is then spread across your beautiful new floor. The onset looks nice, but give it a couple minutes and it starts to streak which isn’t really a big deal in itself. However, the amount of water that is put on the floor with these mops seep into the seams of your laminate flooring causing them to start to warp. It doesn’t matter how tight the seller or installer says your laminate floor boards are, they will warp if you clean them with too much water.

Microfiber mops are the best solution to clean your laminate flooring because they don’t hold or take a lot of water to clean your flooring. All that is required is for you to wet it with water and then apply the cleaning solution to the microfiber pad. Remember that you just want to dampen the microfiber pad and not soak it. The cleaning solution that you’ll want to use can be one you make yourself for laminate floors (you’ll have to do research) or a solution specifically for laminate floor that you buy. Don’t use any cleaners that promote a clean and shine or that have bleach in them.

Cleaning your laminate flooring is easy, it is just about remembering that it’s not invincible. Water can permeate it and cause it to warp. With this in mind, make sure that spills are always cleaned up quickly. Never allow them to sit for a long period of time. These are just a few tips to keep in mind when cleaning your laminate flooring. The Flooring Outlet are professionals when it comes to all types of flooring. Come see our wide selection of flooring today!

By The Flooring Outlet 11-15-2017