Laminate flooring can be a great option for your home in Tampa because of its durability, scratch-resistance, and cost-effectiveness. If you choose to go the laminate flooring route as you’re redoing the floors in your home, it’s important to understand the cleaning and maintenance that goes into making your floors last as long as possible.

In today’s blog post from 2 Day Flooring, we’ll lay out some tips on how to clean your new laminate flooring so that it stays looking new. When you’re ready to pick out new flooring for your home, be sure to stop by 2 Day Flooring — our flooring experts can help you pick from a wide variety of laminate flooring options and have it installed in as little as two days!

Laminate flooring is a more affordable way to get the look of hardwood throughout your Tampa home. When it comes to cleaning your new laminate floors, be sure to take the following tips and tricks into consideration:

Sweep and Vacuum Weekly

Sweeping your laminate floors regularly with a soft-bristled broom will help collect pet hair, dust, and debris that can scratch and cause damage to your floors. Vacuuming should also be done regularly, using the hard floor setting so that the brush doesn’t scratch the floors.

Deep Clean Occasionally

Water should be used as minimally as possible when deep cleaning your laminate flooring because of its risk of causing damage to your new floors. Standing water can cause the wood to bubble or swell, make the seams separate, or the color to fade. If using a mop to deep clean your floors, make sure that it is damp at most by wringing out as much excess water as possible. Never soak the floors.

You can also use a laminate floor mop — flat mops or spray mops that are usually made of microfiber that can clean your floors without using excess liquid.

Spot-Treat Stains

When spills happen, and they always do, blot them up with a microfiber towel as soon as possible. Oily spots can be treated by pouring a small amount of acetone or nail polish remover on a clean cloth and wiping it up. For wax or grease spots, freeze the stain with an ice pack before gently scraping it up with a plastic scraper or knife. Wipe the area with a lightly damped microfiber cloth to pick up any remaining residue.

Protect Your Laminate Flooring

While laminate flooring may be durable and scratch-resistant, it’s still important to take the necessary precautions to protect your flooring investment. Never use polish or abrasive cleaners on laminate floors. Be sure to also use protective mats under all of your heavy furniture — sliding heavy items across laminate floors can cause damage. Place throw rugs near doorways and heavily trafficked areas to keep dirt from being tracked through the house. Lastly, be sure to choose only laminate-approved vinyl rug underlays under area rugs so that the rug backing doesn’t stick to or scratch your newly installed floors. By properly protecting your new flooring investment in your Tampa home, you can trust that your laminate flooring will last for years to come!

Choose 2 Day Flooring to Have Your Laminate Floors Installed Today!

The flooring experts at 2 Day Flooring in Tampa can help you choose the best laminate flooring option for your home. When you stop by our store today, our flooring team will walk you through the process so that your flooring installation is handled quickly — in as little as two days! Choose from our wide selection of laminate flooring to transform the look and style of your home in Tampa. Contact 2 Day Flooring today to get started!