Laminate flooring care & maintenance

At Universal Carpet, we sell beautiful and durable laminate flooring to residential and commercial locations. Following the installation of the flooring material, you will need to know how to properly care for the surface to prevent wear and tear, staining, and damage.

Cleaning laminate floors

When cleaning and caring for this kind of material, it is imperative that you make sure that you are cleaning up spills as soon as they happen. This can be done using a cloth or sponge. Whenever you let the spill go, it can "set-in" and eventually cause staining to the surface. It is also important to use the floor cleaners recommended to you when cleaning off built-up dirt and grime from the top surface. Then, you need to allow time for the floor to properly dry after washing it before you set anything back in place, such as tables, chairs, couches, lights, appliances, shelves, etc.

When moving things off of the floor to do cleaning, never scoot the materials across the surface. This can cause scuffs or indentations on the floor that will be very difficult to remove. Instead, it is recommended that you and a partner pick the materials up and walk them off of the floor. It may take you more time this way, but it will also prevent a lot of premature wear and tear on your floor's surface.

There are some things that you should make sure that you never do when caring for your laminate flooring. Never use soap-based detergents when cleaning your floor. This can create a dull film build-up on the surface that can cause your floor to lose its shine. Also, never use any kind of abrasive cleaners or tools when removing stubborn grime from the floor. This can permanently damage the surface and leave you with a very noticeable problem area on the floor. This laminate material should also never be waxed or polished.

When you properly care for your laminate flooring, it should last for many years to come in your home or commercial location. This is great news for home and other types of property owners who don't want to worry about buying new flooring that often.

To learn more about caring for this special flooring, be sure that you give us a call today. We look forward to working together with you soon to provide your residential or commercial location with the flooring services you need, when you need them.