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If you have laminate flooring, you may have discovered how tricky it can be to clean.
Laminate flooring is made from a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process.
Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.
If you have ever purchased new laminate flooring for your property, the salesperson would have told you not to get moisture on them, and definitely do not use a steam mop on them.
So how exactly are you meant to keep your laminate floors clean?
Follow these 5 tips for keeping your laminate floors looking clean.
Wipe Up Spills Immediately
You can do this by either using paper towel with warm water, or using a flat spray mop.
Place mats underneath any pet water bowls, or plant stands.
This will prevent any water leaks from soaking into your laminate flooring and causing it to swell up.
Don’t use pine-scented cleaning solution.
These seem to leave a residue on your laminate floors, making them look unclean, as well as trapping more dirt to the residue.
Don’t use traditional mop & bucket methods.
Traditional mop and bucket methods will leave too much water on your laminate flooring. Try to use newer spin mop systems to keep your laminate floors clean with little moisture kept on the floors after mopping.
Use a steam mop for very occasional deep cleans.
The use of steams cleaners on laminate flooring is not recommended, but if you have had a sick household member, sometimes you need to do a steam clean to kill any bacteria they may be hanging around on your floors.
To keep your laminate flooring clean and beautiful for years to come, always address spills immediately, and never apply to much water to your laminate floors.