5 Ways You’re Ruining Your Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring might just have all of the answers to your flooring requirements. It’s long lasting, hardwearing and it looks great, but that’s only if it’s properly cared for.

If you feel that you’re not getting the most out of your newly laid laminate flooring in Crows Nest, the following are five ways that you could be ruining your flooring without you even knowing it;

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  1. Using too much water

Whilst water is necessary when it comes to getting a dirty floor clean, using too much water is definitely not a good idea. Excess water can seep into the cracks and ridges causing swelling and all kinds of irreversible damage.

As is the case with cleaning vinyl flooring in Sydney, a little bit of water goes a long way when cleaning a laminate floor. In fact, most floors can be cleaned with a dust mop and sticky or stubborn stains can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth.

  1. Using the wrong cleaning agents

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the more detergent you use, the cleaner your floor will be as quite often the opposite is true.

Whatever cleaning solution you’re using, be sure to read the instructions and always use a cleaning spray that’s deemed suitable for use on laminate flooring.

  1. Not enough sweeping and/or vacuuming

All kinds of dirt can cause damage to a laminate floor as it can dull its shine and cause scratches. Regular sweeping and/or vacuuming is required to remove everyday dirt from your floor’s surface so never skimp on this part of your to-do list.

Using a dust mop instead of a regular brush with hard bristles is recommended.

  1. Allowing streaks of direct sunlight into your home

Did you know that patches of sunlight that come into your home in the same pattern everyday can fade and damage sections of your laminate flooring?

A quick fix is to use curtains, blinds or some form of window decoration to protect your floor during sunlight hours.

  1. Leaving potted plants on the floor

We all love the sense of the great outdoors that a potted plant can introduce to a home but leaving your potted plants on your laminate flooring isn’t such a good idea.

Overfilling the pots with water can cause damage to your flooring so we recommend placing all of your greenery on a mat that will soak up all excess leaks and foliage.

And that completes our list of five ways that you might be ruining your laminate flooring without you even knowing it! Follow all of the above and your flooring will stay looking newer for longer.

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Homeowners In Northern Beaches Are Loving Vinyl Flooring

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If you’re lucky enough to live in Northern Beaches area, you’ll probably spend much of your time at one of the beautiful beaches that stretch along the coastline here.

But as any Northern Beach homeowner knows: it’s virtually impossible to come home from the beach without bringing some of that sand with you. And sand and carpets don’t go together very well.

One way to make cleaning up easy after a day at the beach is to lay vinyl flooring in your kitchen, hall and other walkways.

If you haven’t yet considered laying vinyl floorings, the following are some of the reasons why homeowners are choosing vinyl flooring for their Northern Beaches homes.

Vinyl flooring is not just for kitchens

When it comes to vinyl flooring, Sydney homeowners often consider it to be fine for kitchens and bathrooms, but that’s about it.

However, vinyl floors have moved on somewhat in recent years.

With new techniques enabling manufacturers to make vinyl flooring in all kinds of colours, textures and patterns, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish vinyl floors from natural flooring materials.

A synthetic version of old-fashioned linoleum, vinyl flooring is resistant to water and stains, plus it’s versatile, durable and cost-effective too.

A natural looking floor covering at a fraction of the cost

If you’ve always wanted a stone floor in your kitchen or wood in your hallway but can’t afford to pay for it, vinyl flooring could prove to be a very affordable option.

There’s vinyl flooring that looks just like planks of wood, ceramic tiles, concrete and natural stone, which offer all the good looks without the effort involved in keeping it looking good.

This makes it a perfect solution for any room in a house, from kitchens and bathrooms to hallways, bedrooms and living areas.

The easy-clean option that will help with allergies too

By laying vinyl flooring, Northern Beaches residents will not only find that it’s easy to clean up sand in summer time, but they’ll quickly realise that it’s also easy to maintain all year round.

All it needs is sweeping or vacuuming followed by a quick run over with a mop. If you prefer to know that your floor is squeaky clean, it’s safe to use steam cleaners on vinyl on a regular basis.

And, as vinyl flooring is so easy to maintain, you can quickly get rid of anything that may cause allergies, such as dust mites and pet hair.

Isn’t it time you considered vinyl flooring?

When all of these benefits are taken into account, it’s easy to see why vinyl flooring is Sydney’s most popular type of flooring.

After all, wouldn’t you rather be having fun at the beach than at home cleaning floors? We thought so!