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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.