Laminate Flooring and its Maintenance
31 March 2014
Laminate flooring is ideal for places where wood prices are high and one has a very high footfall. Wood has a problem of erosion over extensive use for years and one need to re-polish wood flooring
over a period. This problem is not present in the case of laminate flooring and thus is an ideal choice for places where wood flooring cannot be cleaned or taken care of on a regular Laminate flooring comes in various shapes, colors and designs
. Thus this kind of flooring can be used anywhere and will not require any special processing. Some very basic steps for taking care of Laminate flooring are as follows.
• Always make sure that a dirt collecting mat is placed outside entrances to all rooms so that excess dirt and moisture can be absorbed by them
• If the room has very heavy furniture, protection should be used on the foot of the furniture so that no damages are sustained due to the footing of the tables, chairs and
• Regular sweeping and cleaning with quality products can save the laminate floors from unhealthy erosion. It stops dust from accumulating and keep the room dust free and hygienic. In case of spills, it is advisable that one uses a soft cloth or a sponge to wipe it off the floor. Prompt action can save the laminate floors from unwanted permanent
• One must always give time for the floor to dry. Using the floor while it is wet will cause it to swell and finally shorten its lifetime. In case of any wetness, open windows and turn on any air source that may decrease the time taken to dry.
• One should be careful not to use any unauthorized detergents so that the look and quality of the laminate flooring should not be wasted. One also must refrain from using abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder which may cause scratches on the floor. In places which are very sandy and has a lot of loose dust, using of vacuum cleaners on a regular basis will do the job.
• Waxing and polishing of the floors can always increase the lifetime of laminate flooring tiles. But it must be done with standard issue polishing materials. Following these steps will always on a regular basis will keep the laminate floors clean and also make a room lively and keep the colors and texture of the laminate flooring intact.