How to Perform a Good Laminate Floor Cleaning and What to Look out For?
When it comes to residential floor cleaning, laminate is one of the most popular materials we have to deal with. It is strong and quite durable, but needs maintenance, and care just like every other flooring material – hardwood, vinyl, tiles, etc.
Laminate looks good and can serve you for a long time if you don’t abuse it. It is relatively easy to scratch and damage. That’s why the best thing to do, when your floor start to accumulate piles of dirt and dust, is to vacuum it. Otherwise the debris can act as an abrasive and damage the surface. You can avoid that by doing the floor cleaning regularly.
The best means for dust removal is vacuuming, but if you don’t have access to a vacuum cleaner, a simple broom, or a mop can do the job. Just be careful with the moisture levels. Laminate is very sensitive to water and other liquids. If the moisture gets between the planks, the material can expand in size and that leaves permanent damages. That’s why you should always wipe the floor dry after a wet mopping.
Another thing you should watch out for when doing the floor cleaning is the furniture. Bad furniture can be very harmful, especially the heavy pieces of furniture. They should not be dragged over the laminate, because their legs can scratch it. As a floor cleaning company, we always advise our clients to use leg protectors and glides for such issues.
Soap and abrasive cleaners are generally a bad idea. This type of floor cleaning agents can ruin the surface of the laminate, whereas the soap solution sticks to the material and starts attracting more dirt than before.
We hope you enjoyed our article and wish you a successful floor cleaning. If you need professional help, you can always turn to Blue Bubble Home Services for that. We are located in Decatur, GA, but you can easily get in touch with us. Just call – (404) 369-0083!