Laminate flooring was designed to be low cost and low maintenance. Fortunately for you, there will not be a lot of work required to properly maintain your laminate flooring. Laminate is:
- Scratch Resistant
- Burn Resistant
- Dent Resistant
- Stain Resistant
How To Repair Laminate Flooring
As resistant as it is, there may be times when you need to take care of a few scratches or dents. All manufacturers provide step-by-step instructions on how to repair your laminate flooring. Whenever possible, follow those instructions exactly. This will help protect your warranty on the product. The process for repairing your laminate flooring will look something like this.
Step 1: Prepping The Repair Compound Grab a tray and the double-tube syringe provided in the repair kit. Cut the nozzles of the syringe and squeeze both parts of the compound into the tray and allow the elements to mix together.
Step 2: Fill Scrape or Dent With Compound Find the plastic scraper also in the repair kit. Scoop a little of the compound with the scraper and press the laminate repair compound into the damaged area.
Step 3: Scrap Off The Excess Use a metal scrapper to scrap off the excess compound from the repair area. It is important to do this before the compound dries. You’re done!
How To Clean Laminate Flooring
You will find that your laminate flooring is very easy to clean. Once a week or as needed, run a vacuum, dust mop or even just a damp cloth across the floor. That’s all you’ll need to do most of the time. Manufacturers typically sell cleaner designed specifically for their flooring products.
Never mop your laminate floor with soap or water as this can cause long-term damage. When a spill happens, just wipe them up with a cloth or sponge and they should come up relatively easy. You want to make sure you clean up spills and other wet areas quickly to keep your floor long lasting.
To protect your laminate floors long term, you should use doormats at outside entrances to trap dirt and moisture and keep it off your floors. You should also place felt floor protectors on the bottom of all your furniture to prevent damage. Heavier furniture items should have wider protectors.