How to Clean Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is inexpensive and available in a wide variety of styles, which makes it an excellent flooring choice.  If you are considering laminate flooring in Orlando, you may wonder exactly what is involved in cleaning it and if it is time-consuming.  Laminate is very easy to clean; however, there are a few points to remember about caring for laminate.  Follow these tips and your laminate flooring will look beautiful with minimal effort for years.

  • Dust mop the floor on a regular basis using a micro fiber dust mop.  Brooms and vacuums leave behind small particles that a micro fiber mop will catch.  Debris from sand or rocks cause small scratches that, over time, cause laminate to look dull.  Micro fiber dust mops help make sure this doesn’t happen.  It is also a good idea to use welcome mats or throw rugs outside door entrances to catch debris before it enters your home.
  • For a more in-depth cleaning a lightly dampened (nearly dry) mop is best.  It is important to remember that damp does not mean soaking wet.  If a laminate floor gets too wet, the flooring pieces will swell and suffer water damage.  To clean laminate, mix ¼ cup of vinegar and 32 ounces of water.  Spray this over the floor using a clean spray bottle and damp mop the floor.  You may also use Bona Laminate floor cleaner.  Never use polish or wax on a laminate floor.
  • To spot clean stains such as fruit juice, blood, beer, or wine, use warm water.  Tougher stains such as permanent marker or paint may require alcohol or nail polish remover dabbed on a clean, neutral-colored cloth.  Be sure to wipe spills up immediately before the liquid can seep into the cracks and cause the floor to become weak and damaged.

If you are ready to get laminate flooring in Orlando, A.B. Floors can help.  We are a fully licensed and insured business and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  Our team of experts is trained and certified in working with laminate flooring.  Orlando residents trust A.B. Floors for all their flooring needs and our clients are our number one priority.  Call us today at 407-513-4787 and speak with one of our knowledgeable laminate flooring professionals.