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How To Care For Your Laminate Flooring.

When you’re investing in new Laminate Flooring, you want to make sure that you’re looking after your new flooring correctly. You want to ensure that your flooring looks stunning and flawless for as long as possible. Here’s our quick guide on how you can create for your Laminate Flooring.

Everyday / General Care  

Caring and cleaning your floor on a daily basis is essential to maintaining your laminate flooring and ensuring it’s scratch-free and sparkling at all times.

  • Brushing Your Floor

Although you might brush your floor without giving it a second thought, before you even start brushing your floor, there’s a few things you need to think about. 1) Is your brush head correct? You want to make sure that the brush you’re using isn’t to hard on your laminate flooring and causes any scratches. 2) Sweep in the direction that the laminate floor tiles were laid. Doing so allows you to pick up any debris that falls in between the grooves of the laminate flooring pieces.

  • Mopping Your Floor

Laminate isn’t as strong as other flooring options, and it’s easily damaged by devices like steam cleaners, buffers, and polishers. If your floor is looking dingy, use a mop and some elbow grease to clean it. It may take several passes to get the floor clean, but the mop is safer for your floors.

Removing Stains

  • Blood

Clean blood stains with window cleaner. Spray a small amount of window cleaner on the stain and wipe it away immediately with a warm, mildly damp cloth.

  • Use a non-abrasive microfiber cloth.
  • The sooner you can attend to the stain, the easier it will be to remove it.
  • Chewing Gum

Remove chewing gum with a plastic knife. Scrape away the gum with a plastic knife and rub off any residue with a soft, damp cloth.

  • Dampen the cloth with mineral spirits for best results.
  • Do not use a metal knife, since it is too rough and more likely to scratch the floor.
  • Gel Nail Polish / Shoe Polish

Get nail polish, shoe polish, or tar off with acetone nail polish remover. Add a little nail polish remover to a microfiber cloth and scrub the stain until it comes up.

  • Wipe over the area with a microfiber cloth soaked in clean water afterward.
  • Heel Marks

Erase heel marks and scuffs with a pencil eraser. Simply rub the eraser over these marks until they lift off the laminate.

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