People may say cleaning laminate floors can be difficult but I want to tell you with the correct tools and approach all your engineered floors can be spotless. Wow, is the response you want when friends comes over to visit and takes notice. You can get them wondering what you are doing with your engineered coverings that makes them so clean.
Housewives and janitorial companies have different methods for cleaning laminate floors but everyone does not have the secret of maintaining this new look. It is important to thoroughly sweep yours before you begin to think about moving on to the next step. If you are using a vacuum only use the manufactures bare wood attachment. This way will avoid creating any scratches to the surface. The main idea is to remove all the dust then proceed to apply your own solutions or commercial products. Also always follow the manufacturers recommendations.
Cleaning Laminate Floors
Remember when your engineered coverings were first installed. If you want to maintain that natural shine that helped beautify the room then doing a regular maintenance routine is the best way to achieve this. There is no need for those harsh products or you will only be taking away the shine each time you clean.
Get back to the basics
The first basic steps are to remove any extra dust with a damp mop or a soft cloth. Note, only use a damp mop and not a wet one. Using a wet mop will eventually damage the wood causing it to peel and warp.
Products for cleaning Laminate Floors
Some people think the more products they use, the cleaner the surface will be. This is not the case when doing these. Do not use harsh products or waxes to maintain that nice shine from the manufacture. If you want to do the best job possible and ensuring that your wood maintains the shine while causing no damage. A real good basic homemade cleaner is easily located right on our page about cleaning recipes including some usage instructions.
By simply using some vinegar and water is the best home made solution for this job. Some people will try to replace vinegar with ammonia if vinegar is not available but most manufacturers will not agree. The key is to limit the water you are using on wood and do not let it stand for any period of time. This can be done once a week or every other week depending on the amount of traffic you have in your home.
Sweeping and vacuuming should be done on a regular basis. I would also suggest a bare foot policy. This will reduce dust from shoes and any hard soles from causing any damaging. For special occasions like holidays, family gathering or if a client does request it, We will use “Bellawood Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner” which helps the wood to look as it did when it was first installed.