“What is the Best Way to Clean Laminate Floors?”
A customer from Bedford, NH was recently in our showroom. With young children at home, she was looking for a hardy floor that would be easy to clean and would endure the test of time. After going through the best flooring options for her, she settled on laminate. The floor would be in a room that she was converting to a playroom for the kids. Knowing that spills would be inevitable, she was especially concerned about the cleaning and maintenance of her new floor.
With a Tough Surface, Laminate Flooring Can Resist Stains
Laminate is a very low-maintenance floor from a cleaning standpoint. The key to keeping your laminate looking great for years to come is regularly vacuuming the area with a hose and canister vacuum. This will ensure that any dirt and debris that may accumulate are removed from the cracks and crevices.
Every two or three months you should damp mop the floor for a more thorough cleaning of the area. Be sure the mop is damp, and not wet, so that the floor does not become oversaturated during the cleaning process. Laminate floors do not need to be polished or waxed and you should never use an abrasive cleaner on the floor. This can scratch and damage the finish.
Avoid Excessive Moisture to Protect Your Laminate Flooring
Laminate is a very low maintenance flooring option. However, it does not tolerate excessive water well. Standing pools of water can leak beneath the areas where the floor is joined, causing the top layer to curl over time. Ensuring that no standing water is left on the floor will reduce this risk, keeping the floor looking good for years to come.
This Bedford homeowner has since had her new laminate flooring installed and couldn’t be happier with its low maintenance needs.