General maintenance; how to care for your laminate floor.
Proper maintenance is necessary and a vital requirement to maximise the performance and enjoyment of your flooring investment.
A well maintained floor will provide many years of service life and will add to the overall warmth and charm that only a natural flooring product can provide.
If you follow these industry acknowledged guidelines the task of maintaining your flooring will become a regular function in the overall upkeep of the property.
Sweep floor regularly with an electrostatic broom, soft bristled broom or wood floor mop.
Dust and or clean with a soft bristled vacuum head. Ensure vacuum head is non-abrasive with no metal contact points.
Remove spills promptly with an absorbent cloth or similar.
Place mats at exterior and interior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic and for drying feet if pool activity is nearby.
Use a rug or mat in high traffic areas to reduce wear & scuffing.
Stick soft pads to the base of all furnishings in contact with the floor.
When moving heavy furniture or appliances always pick it up rather than sliding it across the floor.
Keep pets’ claws properly trimmed to avoid excess scratches and gouges.
• A well rung out mop is ok to use on moisture resistant Laminate flooring. Do not steam mop or excessively wet mop floor surface area after installation.
• Do not use waxes or common household supermarket cleaners or detergents on the floor. These types of cleaning solutions are very abrasive. Long term use will dull the finish and soften the surface coating reducing its durability and sheen level.