5 Tips to Keep Your Laminate Floors Looking Like New

Since laminate floors cannot be refinished like hardwood, for example, it’s worthwhile to work hard towards keeping them clean, stain-free, and looking brand new.

If you’re planning to place new, beautiful laminate flooring somewhere in your West Valley City home, store away the following tips in your memory so that you can keep your laminate floors as perfect as they’ll look on the day of installation.

  1. The best thing you can do to keep your laminate floor looking brand new is preventative maintenance. In other words, frequently clean your floors by sweeping or vacuuming, and take care of spills or other disasters as soon as they happen.

  2. If your laminate floors are in high-traffic areas of your home, consider putting down some mats or rugs to catch mud and grime dredged in from outside.

  3. Flooring is frequently damaged by furniture, as it can be tempting (and often unintentional) to drag or scoot heavy objects across floors with little resistance, such as laminate flooring. To prevent these mishaps from damaging your laminate, utilize felt pads or rubber furniture guards on chair and table legs.

  4. Better Homes and Gardens warns to avoid using wax or acrylic cleaning products since they can damage the finish of your laminate floor. Also, avoid wet mopping and instead utilize light, damp mopping techniques so that water doesn’t seep behind baseboards.

  5. If you do want to polish your laminate floors to maintain that crisp, new gleam, add a cup of distilled white vinegar to one gallon of warm water. According to SFGate, this vinegar method is often more effective than polishes on the market made especially for laminate floors.

If you’re considering the installation of a new laminate floor, talk to Utah Flooring & Design today! Once their West Valley City laminate flooring experts transform your house, you’ll know just how to keep your floors picture perfect.

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