- Laminate flooring was designed to be low maintenance and low cost. Because of this, there isn’t a lot of work required to properly maintain your laminate flooring. Laminate is:
- Stain Resistant
- Dent Resistant
- Burn Resistant
- Scratch Resistant
HOW TO REPAIR LAMINATE FLOORING
As resistant as it is, if there is a time when you need to repair a few dents or scratches, all manufacturers provide step-by-step instructions on how to fix your laminate flooring. If possible, follow those instructions exactly. This will protect your warranty on the product. In general, the process for repairing your laminate floor will follow the steps below.
STEP 1: PREPPING THE REPAIR COMPOUND Get a tray and the double-tube syringe provided in the repair kit. Cut the nozzles of the syringe and squeeze both parts of the compound into the tray. Allow the elements to mix together.
STEP 2: FILL DENT OR SCRAPE WITH COMPOUND In the repair kit, find the plastic scraper. Using the scraper, scoop a little bit of the laminate repair compound and press it into the damaged area.
STEP 3: SCRAPE OFF THE EXCESS Use a metal scraper to scrape off any excess compound from the repaired area. It is critical to do this before the compound dries. Then, you’re done!
HOW TO CLEAN LAMINATE FLOORING
You will find that your laminate flooring is super easy to clean. Once a week, or as needed, run the vacuum, dust mop or even just a damp cloth across your floor. That is all you’ll need to do most of the time. Manufacturers usually sell cleaner that is designed specifically for their flooring products.
Never mop your laminate floor with water or soap as this can cause long-term damage. When spills happen, just wipe them up with a sponge or cloth and they should come up with relative ease. Be sure to clean up any spills or other wet areas quickly to keep your floor in its best possible condition.
To protect your laminate floors long term, you should use door mats at all outside entrances to trap moisture and dirt, and to keep it off your floors. You should also place felt floor protectors on the bottom of all of your furniture in order to prevent damage. The heavier the furniture, the wider the protectors should be.