How To Clean Laminate Floors Easily
In your home, it's nice to always make sure that everything looks clean and clear, especially the walls and the flooring. Today, many people use laminate flooring to add more flavor to their floor.
Laminate floor give a very stylish look to the room or hall but there is one thing you have to look for on a daily basis... When you walk on laminate floor, it becomes dusty and subsequently scratchy. For this reason it's crucial to clean laminate floors regularly if you want to maintain that shine and smoothness. So, a simple question. How is it possible to clean laminate floors easily so that there are no scratches and dampness? Here we will outline some of the best methods for doing exactly that.
How to Clean Laminate Floors through a Simple Cleaning Method
- One of the most basic methods for cleaning laminate floors is to sweep them on a daily basis using a dry mop to remove any dirt present on the floor. Most laminate floors are dust resistant but excessive hair, dirt and small stones stuck on our boots can cause scratches and roughness on the flooring. You can also use any type of vacuum cleaner to suck up small amounts of dust present on the laminate floor. It is advisable not to use a regular brush with hard bristles otherwise your laminate floor will be exposed to scratches. Always try to sweep in the direction in which tiles have been laid. Doing this will allow you to remove any debris or dirt laid on the joining of the tiles.
- If there are any liquid marks left over the laminate floor then take a dry cloth and remove them immediately. Never allow any liquid - even water - to sit on the laminate surface for a long time or it will lead to staining.
How to Clean Laminate Floors using Hot Water
In our second method we will show you how to clean laminate floors using hot water. Follow the straightforward steps below.
- First, fill a bucket with hot water. Keep in mind that water should not be fully boiled. Clean your laminate floors with hot water monthly or sooner if you see mud or dirt anywhere.
- using hot water to clean laminate floors is a highly effective approach. Hot water removes any type of hard stains or streaks left over the flooring and will not affect the protective coating over the top of laminate flooring.
- Soak the dry mop in warm water for a short while. Remember, you can use traditional mops but sponge mops will perform better for the task in question Wring out the mop in the bucket before you apply it on the floor as puddles of water can also leave stains on the laminate. Make certain there’s not an excess of water on the mop before you get started.
- Using hot water to clean laminate floors is a highly effective approach. Hot water removes any type of hard stains or streaks left over the flooring and will not affect the protective coating over the top of laminate flooring.
- Now, begin from one side of the room and progress to the other side gently. Try to move from one corner towards the exit of the room so that you don't have to walk over the cleaned areas.
- After cleaning the laminate floor, use any dry fiber cloth to dry the surface or let it air dry naturall.
How to Clean Laminate Floors using Vinegar
Cleaning laminate floor using vinegar is another highly efficient method. Follow the steps below.
- Mix water and vinegar together. Pour 60ml vinegar in a spray bottle and fill rest of the bottle with water and shake it well. Vinegar solution is best for any scenario in which your laminate floors are damp due to mud and hard stains, This can take away the shine of your flooring and spoil the look.
- Now, spray the mixture of vinegar and water over the affected areas. Focus wherever you find hard stains or dampness. Just take precautions not to spray the floor all at once or you will damage the protective coating of the laminate floor. Always spray the solution over not more than a 1 foot area.
- After spraying over this small area, immediately clean up using dry fiber cloth or sponge mop.
Let the area dry using a dry cloth or let it air dry.
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