Laminate flooring is great! You get the look and feel of hard wood, tile or any other flooring without the price tag, and they are very easy to clean. This blog will lay out all the best practices for how to clean laminate flooring!
For daily cleaning of your laminate flooring, you only need a fiber dust mop (a Swiffer or any similar brand) to remove dust, dirt or food particles. Vacuums with soft bristle brush attachments are safe for laminate flooring and are great at removing tough residue like pet or human hair.
Tip: When sweeping or vacuuming your laminate flooring, make sure to clean in the direction that the laminate floor has been laid. If you clean against the grain of your laminate, dust and dirt can become trapped in the grooves of your flooring.
Once a month, it is imperative to deep clean your laminate flooring. A mop, hot water and few squirts of a mild dish washing detergent should do the trick. Always wring your mop out before cleaning your laminate flooring. After cleaning, remove excess water from your laminate flooring by wiping with a clean, white towel. Allowing puddles of any liquid to remain on your laminate flooring could cause them to warp and possibly discount your warranty.
What Not to Do:
Never use bleach, abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on your laminate flooring. Cleaning products that promote shine often contain chemicals that can be harmful and scouring pads or steel wool can severely scratch your laminate flooring. It is important to remember that while your laminate flooring looks like hardwood flooring, it is not made of the same materials. You should never wax or polish your laminate flooring.
Frugal Secret: Vinegar!
Mop your laminate flooring once every few months with a solution of 1/3 cup of vinegar and 2 small drops of a mild dish washing detergent diluted in one gallon of hot water. This mixture is great for keeping your laminate flooring shiny without buying expensive cleaners!
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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store,
Zack Allen was dreaming of installing new floors.
His chair was leaned back, and his mouth opened wide,
His eyes shut tight, and his head drooped to the side.
While Donelson peeps were sleeping sound in their beds,
Hardwood, carpet, and laminate were all that filled Zack’s head.
Ellen had hung stockings in the lobby with care,
And everyone hoped that Santa would soon be there.
It’s Labor Day and that means that summer is coming to a close again. Soon, the cooler weather will creep in and we’ll be retreating indoors. Being inside all the time will inevitably lead to want to makeover your home piece by piece. We’ve compiled an extended version of our flooring crafts blog to give you a little extra inspiration.
Summer is a great time to undertake a new home remodeling project. Flooring is the most used surface in your home and it should be displayed proudly—not covered up with a rug! Undertaking such a huge change can be stressful. These three simple steps will walk you through the floor buying process and make this experience a happy one.
We’re parents and we know that our children come before everything else. Their safety is our biggest concern and choosing kid friendly flooring for your home is a big decision. You need affordable floors that are easy to clean, stain resistant, and able to withstand wear-and-tear.
Carpet is the leading type of flooring when it comes to comfort. The softness of carpet is great for cushioning falls, afternoon naps, and everything in between. Carpets should be durable and stain resistant. Choose a brand like Resista SoftStyle that is guaranteed to repel stains for easy cleanup.
Tip: Vacuuming every few days is a must with carpet floors to reduce allergens.