Laminate flooring is a popular, economic flooring option that simulates wood with a photographic layer of flooring under a thick protective sheet. Laminate is significantly easier to install and maintain than hardwood flooring. It’s hygienic, comes in a variety of realistic wood, slate and stone finishes and can be suitable for any room in your home.

Laminate is especially popular for active families. It’s highly durable and can stand up to the activities of kids, pets, guests and whatever life has in store. Beyond durability, laminate floors are easy to clean with just a few simple steps.

Below you’ll find some of our best tips to making your laminate floor last:

Routine Cleaning

Regularly dust or vacuum laminate flooring with a soft brush or wood floor attachment. You can also use a slightly damp mop for spot cleaning.

Occasional Deep Cleaning

Use a well-squeezed mop damped with cleaner for a light mopping. But be careful! Never allow liquids to stand on your laminate floors.

Cleaning Tips

  • Don’t use soap-based detergents or “mop and shine” products. They can leave a dull film on the surface of your laminate floor.
  • Don’t use steam cleaners or wet mops. These can cause irreparable damage to your laminate flooring.
  • Don’t use any type of buffering or polishing machines on your laminate floors.
  • Avoid using steel wool, abrasive cleaning or strong ammonia or chorine type cleaners.

Additional Tips

  • Take off shoes before tracking across laminate floors.
  • Place a mat that won’t fade or bleed color at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture.
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible with a cloth or sponge.
  • Keep your pets’ nails trimmed.
  • Don’t drag furniture across the floor.

If you are interested in learning more about laminate flooring, or looking to install it in your own home, call 252-726-8326 or email us today!

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