Care and Maintenance of Your Laminate Floors

Sep 27th, 2010No Comments

Laminate floors are easy to care for and hard to damage (perfect for anyone like me).  With just a little care and maintenance, your laminate floor can look beautiful for a long time.

Take a look at these tips for maintaining a beautiful laminate floor:

  • Read the Book – Your laminate floor should come with a booklet containing maintenance instructions.  Read this book and follow the directions as closely as possible.
  • Damp Mop – Don’t wet mop your laminate floor.  A damp mop is all you need for cleaning.  Wet mopping can cause water to sneak behind baseboards and under the laminate floor.
  • Finishes – Do not apply wax or acrylic finishes to your laminate floor.
  • Stain Removal – Use products recommended by your flooring manufacturer.  These products should be in the product manual.  If you can’t find a list of recommend products then call your flooring installer.  Actually, you may want to call them first!
  • Entry Mats – Use entry mats or rugs near exterior entrances.  This will trap dirt that can scratch and dull the surface of your floor.
  • Protective Pads – Use protective pads under furniture legs and appliances to avoid scratches.  This is recommended for all types of flooring and holds true for laminates.
  • Moving Furniture – Don’t slide furniture across your laminate floor.  Use a dolly or pick the piece up completely when moving furniture.
  • Work Area Mats – Floor mats are a good idea for work areas.  A dropped knife, can opener, etc. can damage your laminate floor.

See, caring for your laminate floor is easy and painless.  Just use these tips to enjoy a beautiful floor for many years.

Outer Banks Custom Flooring can install the perfect laminate floor in any room of your home.  We offer an endless variety of styles to choose from and will certainly have something to suit your needs.

Outer Banks Custom Flooring has been serving OBX for decades and has the experience and skill to meet all of your flooring needs.

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