3 steps to maintaining laminate floors

3 steps to maintaining laminate floors

While laminate flooring is naturally very durable, it still must be maintained and cleaned properly to ensure a long lifespan. One thing that you must keep in mind is that despite the look and feel of wood or stone, laminate has to be treated differently than those materials, according to manufacturer instructions. Here are the top tips for cleaning and maintaining laminate:

1. Sweep, dust or vacuum regularly (once a week at bare minimum) to prevent buildup of dirt and other materials that may damage or scratch the floor’s beautiful finish.

2. Never allow liquids to pool on your floor! If you happen to have a spill, clean it up with a damp cloth as soon as possible. Failure to clean up spills can stain the laminate and make it susceptible to additional wear and tear.

3. Mop or treat the floor with products specifically made for your type of flooring. Make sure not to wet mop the floor with soap, water, or any other liquid cleaning material not recommended. Failure to use an approved solution can cause swelling and warping and will void your warranty.

In addition to the above essential steps, take precautions to protect your floors such as using entry mats and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.

East Texas Floors in Tyler, Texas has been the premier provider of all types of flooring, including laminate, for over 27 years. We even offer cleaning solutions for your home business flooring. For an estimate or availability of your favorite floor, call us at (903) 894-8453.