Ever take a look at your laminate flooring and just think it looks blah and dull? Over time flooring can lose its shine and spark that it once had, leaving you unhappy with your homes’ appearance. Between the constant flow of traffic and the usual day to day mishaps, you might notice your floor starting to look less vibrant. Here are a few do’s and don’t’s of how to restore laminate floor shine.
DO: Clean Regularly
Sweep your floor a couple of times a week, if not every day, to remove debris from your flooring. Those little bits of rock and dirt that hangs on to your shoes, can become ground into your laminate, causing micro scratches on the surface. This will leave your laminate flooring looking dull and uninviting. You should also mop regularly with a cleaner specialized for laminate flooring. Other products can cause build up over time, which will dull your flooring. We recommend Alloc Free & Clean laminate floor cleaner.
DON’T: Use Wax
Never use wax. Unlike wood, wax on laminate will leave a dull hazy look. Not to mention the residue the wax leaves collects dirt and build up making cleaning your laminate next time a little harder. Laminate flooring does not need the upkeep that hardwood flooring does and should be treated like a separate type of flooring. If a cleaner/maintenance product says it’s for hardwood floors, it’s best to leave it on the shelves.
DO: Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
Create your own natural solution. We recommend using a mixture of water and vinegar to bring the best shine back. This is a smart solution as it is cheap, resourceful, and easy to do on your own. Since vinegar has anti-bacterial properties, it will remove any residue and give a thorough clean to your floor!
Do you have more questions on how to maintain and clean your laminate flooring? Ask them in the comments below!