Laminate wood floors are a classy addition to any
modern home. They bring in a sense of elegance and beauty that is hard
to match and since they are available in such wide shades and patterns,
the choice is endless when it comes to picking flooring that accentuates
the beauty of your existing interiors.
While a great laminate wooden
floor amalgamates seamlessly with the décor and furnishings and sparkles
with glee, one does need to maintain it in pristine fashion to ensure
that the exquisiteness is not embellished by stains and dirt.
Here are a few cleaning tips to get started, when it comes to the bare minimum —
started by using either a very soft broom to sweep away the dirt on top
or a vacuum with soft brush settings, so as to ensure that there is no
damage caused to the laminate floor.
- Use a broom or a brush that
is as delicate as possible as ones with harsh bristles can scratch and
leave ugly marks over a period of time.
- Once you are done with
the removal of the dirt, use a mild laminate floor cleaner recommended
by your laminate floor manufacturer or a soap solution to clean the
- Use a sponge or a micro-fiber mop to clean up the area
and work small squares that you are comfortable with, one at a time.
Remember that you should never leave moisture on the surface of the
floor for too long. Hence it is best to work on small areas
- If the floor is not completely dry, then use a dry
mop to quickly soak up all the moisture. Always make sure that you
clean in a single direction and never use a regular or harsh cleaning
- One of the most popular and effective homemade
cleaning solutions for laminate floors is a mixture of a bucketful of
lukewarm water, 2 squirts of quality liquid detergent and half a cup of
vinegar. Many experts vouch by this ‘magic solution’, so try it out on
your own floor to see sparkling results.