Laminate is a very robust flooring, but it is not unbreakable. It is often little flaws like scratches and streaks that blemish the laminate and call on us to clean and care for it. Here are our tips and tricks for quick and long-lasting laminate care.
Laminate care - wax and cleaning products
Trainers or furniture can leave smeary marks, but these are easy to remove with a little water and mild cleaning products. Make sure that the laminate is properly dried so that nobody slips on it, and that no water seeps through cracks into the panel and causes it to swell. All you need to do is wipe it with a damp cloth. Then the floor will always be completely dry within a few seconds. Cleaning products are generally unnecessary, but if you do use them, make sure they’re as mild as possible! Harsh detergents are fatal to laminate. Wax-free laminate cleaners are ideal but soap is not suitable in any form as it leaves smears, spots and can damage the surface over time.
Always follow the care instructions
Laminate is now part of mainstream society. If you are unsure, read the packet instructions on the cleaning product and where possible buy cleaners that are specifically designed for laminate. Pay attention to the conditions in the room. 20 degrees Celsius is an ideal temperature and humidity should be around 63 per cent. Overly dry rooms are as bad as overly damp ones; air humidifiers can help when the air is dry. Vacuuming is better than sweeping, which only stirs up the dust unnecessarily. There’s no particular need for after-care treatments. So if the laminate is just a bit dirty, a quick wipe over with a damp cloth will do the trick.