We have laminate floor in our house and it is forever getting mucky thanks to muddy footprints or food being dropped on it. Luckily, it is pretty straightforward and easy to clean and maintain laminate flooring to keep it in tiptop condition. Here are a few ways to keep your floors in shape.
General Cleaning Methods
Regularly sweep the floor to get rid of dirt. If you are punctual in terms of sweeping, dirt and dust won’t accumulate and your floor will be safe for a long time. Use either a dry dust mop or a vacuum with a soft brush attachment.
Remember, do not use standard floor brush as harsh bristles can damage the lamination. It is also best to sweep in the direction of laid floor planks. This helps in removal of debris which is stuck between the grooves.
To clean water or liquid, use a cloth or a sponge immediately as liquids can stain the protective layer of laminate flooring. Afterwards, use a soft and dry cloth to remove any remaining residue.
Create water and vinegar solution by pouring 60 ml vinegar into 1000 ml spray bottle. Add plain water into the bottle and shake the mixture. The reason we mix vinegar with water is to reduce the abrasion property of vinegar. Vinegar is too rough to be used alone, so mixing it with water is necessary. Spray the solution, little by little, and wipe immediately. Vinegar treatment is preferred if your lamination has started to fade away.
Be careful, not to let vinegar solution too long on your lamination as it may start removing the protective layer of your lamination.
Fill a bucket with lukewarm water. Add around 4 liters of water with two tablespoons of either baby shampoo or a mild detergent. Avoid using scented detergents as they are known to create streaks. Mix the mixture until bubbles are formed. Soapy water is awesome for laminate floors which have been exposed to mud. Soak a mop and wring it, before mopping the floor. Avoid using bleach as a detergent.