5 Quick Tips for Laminate Flooring
Don't Use Vinegar
It is best to steer clear of vinegar for laminate flooring. Although it is a great natural solution for killing harmful germs, it may remove your laminate's protective layer. It is best to use a laminate-specific, germ-killing solution. If you must insist on using vinegar to clean the laminate, make sure to dilute and don't use too much liquid on the floors, which leads us to our next point.
No Wet Mopping
Don't do traditional wet mopping, as this method uses more water than laminate can handle. It may cause it to warp, soften, or completely disintegrate the laminate. Opt for a laminate mop with a laminate-specific cleaner.
No Pointy Objects
Pointy objects such as stiletto heels can dent the laminate, and untrimmed pet nails can remove the protective layer, which may allow water or other liquids to seep in. It is best to avoid any objects like these for the protection of your floors.
Here is a great idea. Sweep often with a soft-bristled broom to gather dust bunnies, pet hair, and dirt. It may help to do this before cleaning with a damp mop.
Use a Damp Mop
Using a damp mop after sweeping is a great way to make sure you don't use more water than necessary. Doing this will ensure that your laminate will have a longer lifespan.
- Using a steam mop once in a while is okay, but don't use it too often.
- Don't use anything that lists ammonia as an ingredient. The chances are that it may damage your laminate.