Like anything else in your house that you continuously use, your laminate floors need regular cleaning to keep them from being worn out and dirty looking. In fact, without regular cleaning, laminate floors can develop cracks or debris which can get within the seams, and this may affect their shine. Luckily, cleaning laminate floors to maintain their shiny appearance is relatively easy to do. It’s one of the easiest types of floors to clean. This article will show you why making a homemade laminate floor shiner will guarantee you with a floor you’ll love.
Homemade Laminate Floor Shiner
Sweep or Vacuum On a Regular Basis
Dirt can be tracked into your house by almost anything and can put some severe scratches onto your floor if not swept right away. Try to sweep the floors on a regular basis, maybe 3 or 4 times a week, to help keep your flooring scratch-free. To completely remove grime and soil, sweep or vacuum the floor regularly. Grit is the worst enemy for laminate flooring since it tends to scratch the flooring surface. Clean the floor carefully when dealing with grit, grime, or other abrasive dirt.
Mopping is another great way to help keep your floor nice and clean, but there are a few setbacks you should be aware of. First of all, cleaning laminate floors with any floor cleaner will work fine, but you must make sure that you remove all of the cleaners from the floor after you are done mopping. Leftover chemicals will show up easily on the high gloss floor. This can not only cause potential damage to your floor, but doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing as well.
A surefire way to clean your floor thoroughly with little to no damage or streaks is to use vinegar. Mixed with water, vinegar will leave your floors shiny and streak free. The smell from the vinegar will also help you deodorize the room, destroying unpleasant smells. The vinegar smell itself will go away as soon as the water dries. Besides being a great way to clean your flooring and deodorize a room, it’s cheap as well. You can buy a lot of vinegar for what some kind of flooring cleaner will cost you.
Cleaning laminate floors with vinegar is a great way to keep it shiny, but don’t forget to wipe it dry afterward. This rule can be used on any flooring. Drying the floor after cleaning will help keep your floor shining by removing remaining water and lifting away any leftover grit — even water stains from carpet. A cotton towel is perfect for picking up those leftover water spots. With the right tools and know how you can have a laminate floor that sparkles.
Cleaning laminate flooring is not hard at all. The best way to clean laminate flooring is the same way you would clean your counter or table top. You will not need any abrasive materials or strong chemicals. Instead, you can make your own homemade laminate floor shiner. Usually, just water and a clean cloth will do the trick. Its easy to clean nature is partly what makes laminate flooring so popular.