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Tip of the Week #3 - Caring for your Laminate Floors

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Norton Mass - Caring for your Laminate floors 

Did you try the Risky Business classic sock slide and it didn’t work??

This could be due to improper care of your floors, they're not at their shiniest or cleanest. 

  • If something spills, you should wipe it up immediately.
  • Place mats under your pets water bowls
  • Make a no stiletto rule! As well as a general “no-shoe” policy. It will prevent your floors from any dirt, mud, scrapes and bacteria

When mopping laminate floors, you can’t use traditional mopping methods.

            Use a solution of 1 gallon water and 1 cup vinegar. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Cleaning laminate floors can be different than cleaning and caring for hardwood floors. Laminate is made from layers of composite wood pressed and sealed with laminate.  Laminate can be more durable, scratch and moisture resistant.

Cleaning your laminate floor shouldn’t be difficult if you know what to do. You should start by sweeping or vacuuming daily to remove any debris. You can use a dry microfiber mop, or a typical broom. If you opt for vacuuming, be sure you use it on the bare floor setting.

 If your floors need a deeper clean than just a sweeping or vacuuming, use a microfiber mop instead of a sponge mop, if you use a sponge mop it can just push the dirty water and dirt into the grout lines.

Making your laminate floors shine

It is best to avoid using any excess soap-based products, it will create a build-up and leave a film on the floors.

Removing scuffs and build up from your laminate floors

To clean your floors without leaving a film, and to reduce any scuff marks, it’s best to go easy. A DIY hack you can use is a tennis ball! Just rub it on the scratch and it will disappear!

If the tennis ball trick doesn’t work, just use a microfiber cloth with water, and gently wipe.

To clean your laminate floors naturally

Instead of using soap-based cleaners, you can go a natural way with baking soda and water. You can apply this mixture to a microfiber cloth and clean as you usually would!

            1 tbsp baking soda per 1 cup warm water

To keep your laminate floors looking their best, you should clean them at least every 2 weeks.

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