Information on taking proper care of your laminate floors.
The Importance of Properly Treating Your Laminate Floors
Laminate Floor Maintenance
Laminate floors are a low-maintenance alternative to other flooring options, which can be perfect for busy homeowners, but they do require some regular cleaning. Wet mops and large amounts of liquid cleaner can be damaging to laminate surface, so it’s important to only use a small amount of specifically designed laminate cleaner or avoid the cleaner and stick to simply a dry cloth. Standing liquid can be an enemy to laminate, so be sure to wipe up spills immediately and thoroughly dry the area afterward. If necessary, a slightly damp cloth may be used, but again the laminate should be thoroughly dried afterward.
In the past, cleaning and maintaining laminate was more difficult due to limitations in its structure. Laminate was once known for its peeling corners, which destroyed the otherwise commendable illusion of, for example, hardwood floors, but technology has come a long way to increase its durability. Current manufacturers produce laminate with a top layer, known as the “wear layer”, which covers and protects the image layer that depicts your custom photo-realistic wood design, preventing peeling corners and even fading colors. The wear layer is almost as strong as diamond, which cuts down on scuffs, scratches, and other damage easily caused by daily activity from guests and pets. Even the fiberboard core layer of laminate is actually more durable than traditional hardwood, thanks to a special resin that it gets soaked in during production. As long as you follow the manufacturer’s simple guidelines on how to clean laminate floors, these fantastic modern innovations in laminate construction will make your floor last longer than ever and be indistinguishable from other flooring options.
Here at Auburn Carpet One, we know the difficulties of maintaining a home. Allow us to help you along the way. For more information on maintaining your laminate floors, visit us today in Auburn, CA or give us a call at 530-278-5351.