Finding tips to keep your carpet clean and how to remove stains is simple, but what about the laminate flooring you have in your bathroom or kitchen?
Laminate flooring may be easier to keep clean than carpets, but it’s still a good idea to give it extra attention or a deep clean every few months.
Nothing is worse than walking around in your socks and finding that you’ve brought whatever was on your laminate floor over to your clean carpet.
Keep reading to get the full details on how to get your apartment laminate floors so clean you won’t think twice about walking around in your white socks!
Wondering how to clean laminate floors and keep them looking great for years? While your laminate floors may look as good as hardwood floors, that doesn’t mean you should clean them the same way. The best way to clean laminate floors is not the same method you would use to make those oak planks shine. Laminate floors need special care because unlike hardwood, the surface can’t just be refinished in the case of stains or damage. To avoid pricey replacements, it’s critical to maintain your floors and treat them with care. (That means no stilettos!) Whether you have new laminate floors or just want your existing surface to look as good as the day it was installed, here’s how to clean laminate floors like a pro.
1. Do read the cleaning instructions that come with your laminate flooring.
Before you get cleaning, consult the manufacturer’s instructions for your floors. The brand may have specific recommendations based on the materials used. Most companies have detailed product guides and instructions on how to clean laminate floors on their websites.
2. Don’t let stains sit on the floor.
Tackle spills as they happen. The best way to avoid stains is to wipe up spills immediately. Liquids can damage laminate floors, so it’s critical to minimize exposure to them.
Extra Cleaning Tips
When cleaning your carpets weekly, make sure you also clean your floors, even if all you do is a quick sweep. Did you know that most vacuums have a setting just for flooring? Once you’ve finished vacuuming your carpet switch the setting and clean those floors!
Here’s a few more quick tips:
- Rubbing alcohol can clean a majority of things off your laminate floors like; shoe polish, ink, crayon, and nail polish.
- Keep your high heels off your flooring, it’ll only scratch and scuff your floors.
- To help protect your floor, use protective mats under any furniture to prevent scratches!
Floors are often overlooked when deep cleaning apartments, but it should be something that you constantly give attention. By cleaning your floors regularly, you will also help keep your carpet clean throughout your apartment.
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