How to Take Care of Your Laminated Floors

On January 5, 2013 by Vishal

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Laminated floors are the closest to the real thing as it stimulates wood, stone and other natural finishes and is actually cheaper and more durable. But as all other floors like vinyl, parquet and many others, it needs more care and proper maintenance to keep its surface glow for long period. Only the best sponge mops together with the right cleaning agents are used in the process.

Laminated floor is the combination of fiberboard and material fused with melamine resin and provided with a photographic appliqué layer under a clear and equally hard top coat. To ease installation each HDF plank is outfitted with an interlocking tongue and groove which is cut to precision to improve joint appearance. Actually joint laminate planks float over the structural floor not directly attached under a foam film underlay which serves as butter and moisture protection. The HDF laminate floor is durable and can resist floor traffic but is sensitive to moisture and water.

Install Laminate Flooring

Thus, due to the nature of HDF board, only compatible laminate floor cleaner can be  used and the solution must not be allowed to stay over the floor surface for some time. Cleaning agents which are left to stay over the floor and not cleaned by the best sponge mop soaks the HDF material and causes it to blister, swell or wrap; leaving an unsightly damage on the floor surface. Here are some of the helpful tips to clean laminated floors without damaging the surface finish.

  1. Sweep the floor with some loose material, specially the corners and wall edges where concentration is expected to be high. Use a clean dry dust mop.
  2. Add half cup of cleanser or vinegar into the bucket of warm water and stir it thoroughly.
  3. Dip the best sponge mop into the bucket with solution; be sure that you squeeze out excess water out of it before placing it on the floor.
  4. Dry and clean the floors with soft towels.

 18mm Noiseless HDF Laminate Flooring with Cork Substrate

 

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