So you’ve finally finished choosing and installing new laminate flooring in your Sedona home, and you couldn’t be happier with how it looks. Plus, you know that laminate is exceptionally strong, attractive, and affordable—so you’re getting a great long-term addition to your home at a reasonable price. But if you really want to enjoy your new laminate floors for years to come, it’s important to know how to care for them. That’s why the laminate experts at Floor Coverings International® of Flagstaff are here to provide you with a simple guide for cleaning this fantastic material. Get the most out of your new laminate floors with these three essential cleaning rules.
Rule 1: Always Use a Microfiber Mop
Sweeping will do the job most of the time, but occasionally you’ll need to get out the mop to deal with streaks, spills, or other more troublesome messes. When you do mop, be sure to choose a microfiber mop or terry cloth. These soft cleaning surfaces are definitely preferable over abrasive scrubbers, which can scratch and wear down your laminate flooring over time.
Rule 2: Don’t Use Too Much Water
No matter what kind of material your floors are made out of, excessive moisture is the enemy! And while most people know that it’s a good idea to clean up spills as quickly as possible, one of the most common ways of accidentally damaging laminate is to use too much water when you mop. Some people recommend just spraying the bottom of your mop with water or a gentle cleaning solution, rather than applying directly to the floor. And if you want to be really safe, dry the floor with a rag when you’re done mopping.
Rule 3: Avoid Clorox, Bon Ami, and Steam Mops
Many of the cleaning products that are fine for tile and vinyl are not okay for laminate. Remember that laminate is composed of multiple layers, the top of which is an extremely durable wear layer that resists scratches, scrapes, and dents much more effectively than hardwood. But even this super-durable wear layer can be damaged by harsh chemicals—so find a laminate-safe cleaner, or just stick with hot water.
New Flooring Made Easy For Your Sedona Home
At Floor Coverings International® of Flagstaff, we strive to make the entire experience of getting new floors as simple and enjoyable as possible! That’s why our mobile showroom serves Flagstaff, Sedona, and surrounding areas, offering a chance to browse samples and benefit from a free design consultation without ever leaving your house. Schedule your appointment today!
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