Unlike many natural materials used in flooring, laminate is much easier to care for. Since it requires no special care, it’s very popular among even the busiest homeowners. A simple vacuuming and wet mopping will do the trick in most cases.
Special cleaners for this flooring do exist, and if you need a deeper or more thorough cleaning, these will do nicely. However, in order to maintain the best possible look, here are a few extra tips:
- Clean up wet spills immediately, or as soon as possible. This can be the result of spills or wet feet coming in from outside.
- Use small rugs in areas preceding your laminate to catch as much dirt, debris and moisture as possible. This will cut down on the amount of cleaning you have to do.
- Use floor protectors on chairs and other furniture to reduce the amount of indentation in your flooring. Generally speaking, the floor protector should be wider, as the furniture becomes heavier.