Laminate flooring is built and installed to stand the test of time however, that does not mean that it’s indestructible. One of the mot common issues with Laminate Flooring can be Water Damage. If your beloved Laminate Flooring has developed an alarming swell/lump, this can highly likely be associated with water damage.
Water damage can be a royal pain in the neck if we’re being 100% honest with you. If you don’t spot and solve it soon enough, you could be facing the costs and efforts of replacing the majority of your flooring. To help you out though, we’ve got some ways you can deal with and avoid water damage altogether.
Check Appliances Regularly
Maintaining everything from your washing machine to freezer to dishwasher is essential. These leaks are often slow and can go unnoticed until it’s too late, making them the biggest culprits for floor damage. Slow leaks are often difficult to identify as they are below the laminate where they penetrate into the laminate’s core material. It’s worth having a leak inspector regularly measure the excess moisture by use of a moisture meter.
Avoid Heavy Mopping
Improper cleaning can cause water damage in the form of swelling at laminate joints. Avoid wet mopping. If you use a wet mop wring the mop as much as possible and immediately dry the floor. Regularly maintain your floor by sweeping it, or use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment. Every few months give it a thorough mopping with a barely damp sponge mop dipped in hot water, the least likely method of leaving marks.
Take Care Of Spills Immediately
Do not allow ANY liquid to sit on the floor for prolonged periods, soak it up with a dry cloth.
These methods will ensure your laminate floor remains in good condition and enjoys a long life. For more tips and tricks about caring for your laminate floor, sign up for our newsletter: