Once your laminate floor is installed and looking fabulous, you really are going to want to keep it that way. There are lots of things you can do to ensure it stays in good condition and the really good news is laminate flooring is relatively low maintenance, read our care guide to ensure you take the right steps but always keep in mind:
Never push or drag furniture around on laminate flooring to avoid damage.
Lift any furniture that needs to be moved.
Place soft castors under chairs and table legs to prevent scratches and dents.
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It’s always important to refer to the manufacturer’s notes regarding which cleaning products should be used on your laminate. Other than that, a simple soft broom and a mop will be the only tools you’ll need to keep it looking as good as new.
There are other simple things that you can use to help with the day-to-day maintenance and keeping the floor clean.
You can clean most laminate flooring with a solution of vinegar and water
Most laminate flooring is very hard-wearing and stands up well to everyday life but the surface can still get scratched. Some DIY shops stock laminate repair kits but prevention is much better than having to deal with scratches:
Over time your laminate flooring will gather dirt and dust and it’s inevitable that it will lose some of its original shine. But never fear – there’s no need to leave your floor dull and dirty. It is possible to put the shine back:
No matter how diligently we care for our flooring, it can’t last forever. If you think it’s time to replace your laminate flooring, check out our laminate styles and see if there’s a new look for you.