Laminate flooring is one of the hottest trends in flooring in 2018 for good reason! Durable, affordable, and able to recreate the look of a vast array of flooring materials at a fraction of the cost, it's no wonder its star is on the rise once again. No flooring, no matter how durable or well-made is perfect. One of the simple facts about laminate flooring, any flooring, for that matter, is that you have to take precautions to protect your investment.
So, A+ Floors 4U had our flooring experts put together this quick guide to the three most common issues our clients who have laminate floors in Katy, TX, are likely to encounter. Here's what you need to know about laminate flooring and what to avoid to keep your floors looking great!
Cleaning With Too Much Water
The most common, possibly the worst, mistake that people make is using too much water when they cleaning their laminate. Water can seep into the cracks between planks, and cause your flooring to cup, warp or swell. Over time, your floors will be pretty much be destroyed to the point of replacement.
It's better to use a microfiber cloth mop, or at least wring out any standard mop you use until it is almost completely dry. If you find yourself with excess moisture on the floor when you finish, you should consider buffing it up with a soft towel.
Choice of Cleaning Products
Another common mistake that people make that can seriously diminish the quality of their flooring, is to choose the wrong cleaning product for their laminate. Make sure you consult the information that came with your flooring, to ensure that any cleaning product you use is safe for your floors.
Using the wrong cleaners can cause your floors to look dull and dingy. It can also cause buildup that traps grime and dirt, which can then abrade your flooring and damage your floor's finish.
Damage From Furniture
You can wipe up a spill, and you can buff out residue from poorly chosen cleaners, but gouges are forever. One of the worst things that can happen to your laminate flooring, is to have a heavy couch or cabinet dragged across it. It's a surefire recipe for disaster.
Make sure that whenever you move furniture, you lift it completely off the ground instead of sliding it. It's also a good idea to put some pads on the feet of your furniture for an extra protective buffer.
Are You Considering New Laminate Floors for Your Home?
If you're on the hunt for high-quality laminate flooring, your search has ended! A+ Floors 4U has the area's most well curated, and complete collection of laminate flooring options for your flooring remodel! Call, email, or stop by our showroom in Katy, TX, to have a look around and arrange for your free consultation and estimate.