Tegola laminate care guide Tegola laminate care guide

Every Tegola floor is designed to last, but to ensure it looks its best, regular cleaning should take place. Now you have your new Tegola laminate floor fitted, it’s important to keep it in tip-top condition.

Follow our care guide below for advice on how best to look after your laminate floor.

 

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

Looking after your laminate floor will ensure it remains in excellent condition. In most cases you can use a well-wrung mop to clean the floor with water. You can also add vinegar to the water to bring the shine back.

 

TOP TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR TEGOLA LAMINATE

  • Be extra careful when moving heavy items around the room as this can easily scuff or damage the laminate floor. Never push or drag heavy items across the floor.
  • Place soft castors under chairs and table legs to prevent scratches and dents.

 

CLEANING AND REMOVING STAINS FROM YOUR TEGOLA LAMINATE FLOOR

It’s advisable to follow the manufacturer’s advice on which cleaning products to use on your Tegola laminate floor, but in most cases, a simple soft brush and mop will be all that’s needed to keep it looking as good as new.

There are a few simple things you can do to protect your new floor:

  • Use a doormat at entrances to help stop dirt from being walked onto the laminate.
  • It’s not waterproof, so only use well-wrung mops on the floor.
  • Most laminate flooring can be cleaned with a vinegar and water solution; mix one cup of household vinegar with one gallon of warm water. Only use a slightly damp mop so you avoid over-wetting the floor. Water can warp the floor and cause water spots.

 

CLEANING SPILLS AND REMOVING DIRT

It’s easy to mop up spills and remove dirt and dust from your Tegola laminate floor. Find a few top-tips below:

  • Use a damp cloth to remove any spills and wipe any residue up with a clean dry cloth immediately.
  • Never use a soaking wet mop on laminate. If water penetrates the surface, the layers could warp.
  • Regular sweeping with a soft brush or using a vacuum cleaner with a hard floor attachment will ensure your laminate remains dirt and dust free. You can also use a microfibre mop or cloth to remove loose dirt and dust.

 

INTENSIVE CLEANING

If your laminate floor requires a deeper clean, you can find a few tips below on how best to take care of those stubborn stains:

  • Use a well-wrung microfibre mop of floor cloth with specialist cleaning fluid to remove tougher marks and dirt. Ensure the residue has fully dried up afterwards.
  • It is not recommended to use a damp cloth or mop on laminate with bevelled edges or V-grooves as this could cause dirt to build up, making it harder to remove.
  • If chewing gum or wax gets stuck to the laminate floor, use ice to harden it and then scrape it off with a plastic scraper. You can then wipe the area clean with a lightly damp cloth.

 

MAINTAINING YOUR TEGOLA LAMINATE FLOOR

As time goes by, your Tegola laminate flooring will gather dirt and dust, causing it to lose some of its original shine. There are a few quick ways you can bring your floor back to its former glory:

  • Sweep up or vacuum loose dirt immediately.
  • Remove any stones or gravel as this can scratch the surface.
  • Once all debris has been removed, use a well-wrung mop to clean the floor with water. You can also add vinegar to help bring the shine back.
  • For a more intense clean, use a water and vinegar mixture on a damp cloth and scrub heavily.
  • In some cases, a floor shiner and a few coats of polish can help revitalise your laminate floor.

 

WHAT IF I SCRATCH MY LAMINATE?

Tegola laminate is very hard-wearing, but the surface can still get scratched. Some laminate comes with added scratch guards, but repair kits are available, and prevention is even better. Check out a few ways you can avoid scratching your floor:

  • Never use a scouring pad or abrasive materials to clean your flooring.
  • Remove shoes before walking on laminate.
  • Use a doormat to limit dirt and stones from damaging the flooring.