Spring Tips to Floor Maintenance

Morris Flooring is continually reaching out with helpful information for long term care and maintenance. As part of this effort we have a new group of blogs coming out for those who live in Colorado for maintaining floors. In the Spring time of year we try to shake off all the dirt and winter issues. Depending on the floor type that you have there are different steps that need to be taken. This week we will discuss your laminate floors. Tune in for more updates!
General maintenance
Cleaning lamination flooring is simple- dirt and dust are easily removed with a vacuum or broom.
For more difficult-to-remove soil, use a cloth moistened very lightly with with plain water. Then wipe the laminated surface with a clean dry cloth. Under no circumstances should the floor be wet mopped.
Heavier stains may be removed with manufacturer recommended lamination flooring cleaner available from most home improvement stores.
Never use soap solutions, waxes, sealers, polishes, or any abrasive materials on your floors.
Protect the laminate flooring in high traffic areas and from excessive tracking of outside dirt and soil with mats at all entrances.
Protective felt pads on chair and furniture legs are recommended to further protect the floor.
Occasionally, things may become “stuck” to your floor, such as gum or candle wax. This situation is best handled by letting the spot harden completely, then scraping it gently off the floor with a plastic scraper. Residue can then be removed using a clean rag damped with a little manufacturer recommended cleaner.
Lamination flooring Tips for keeping your floor looking good for many years.
Wipe up spills immediately
Use door mats and throw rugs outside room entrances and in front of kitchen sink and refrigerator to help keep dirt and grit off your laminate floor, and to prevent damage and excessive wear.
Place runners and area rugs along high traffic areas.
Move heavy appliances and furniture by using a dolly rolled over plywood or pressed board.
Use furniture leg protector pads under all furniture legs.
Don’t use any of the following products on your laminate floors: ammonia based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax based products, detergents, bleach, polishes and oil soaps, or abrasive cleaning soaps.
Don’t allow water to stand on your floor for any length of time.

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