Laminate floors are awesome! There’s a reason just about every designer on popular home TV shows installs laminate floors. It’s made out of wood composite, materials like sawdust pressed together, but looks just like solid hardwood flooring.
As a bonus, it’s often cheaper, easier to install, and even comes with a clear protective layer on top. But it still requires regular care, so here’s on a guide on how to do just that.
Regularly run a canister vacuum over the surface to remove dirt and debris from cracks and crevices. If have an upright model, try turning off the rotating brush to keep the bristles from scratching your floors. Work your way around the floor, cleaning one area at a time.
Every one to two months damp-mop the floor for a more thorough cleaning, using a speciality cleaner. Try to keep the mop damp, not wet, so you don’t oversaturate the floor.
To prevent damage, do not polish or wax a laminate floor. Also, avoid using abrasive cleaners, scouring powder, or steel wool. They have the potential to scratch the floor and damage the protective finish.