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Top Tips for Preserving Laminate Flooring

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Top Tips for Preserving Laminate Flooring

Buying flooring is a huge investment for homeowners and it is very important to keep it looking in the best condition. With these very simple tips, your laminate floor will consistently look good.

Prevent Scratching

If you do need to move furniture to clean those hard to get places, ensure you use furniture pads to prevent the furniture scratching the surface. Laminate scratches can be very costly and the cost of furniture pads is next to nothing.

Cleaning

When mopping your laminate floor please be aware of how much water you are using to avoid warping and inflation of the wood. Ensure any spillages are cleaned up immediately to avoid any damage.

The type of mop used is very important to keep your laminate looking good, a mop with a microfiber pad is the optimal choice as it is more effective in removing dirt and is less likely to leave any streaks.

Pets

If you do have pets make sure you get their nails clipped to avoid any surface scratching.

Housekeeping

The easiest tip of all is to ensure people remove their footwear before entering the room. This prevents debris and dirt from scratching your flooring. Use entry mats as a safeguard if people do not respect the no shoes rule.

These simple tips can make all the difference in preserving and maintaining your laminate flooring. Laminate is available in a wide range of colours and designs, many of which resemble natural materials and real wood, laminate is a very versatile choice for any home.

If you are interested in purchasing laminate flooring take a look at our varied selection here. We have darker and more dramatic styles ideal for the modern styled home such as 800 Lagune in grey teak. If you prefer a more rustic look The Carpet Showroom recommends 800 Eligna in harvest oak, works wonders in a low light living room.

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