These days you will find all different sorts of floorings in the market. With the wide range of products available, there is also a variety of different finishes and coatings on them. The most popular types of flooring these days in the market are laminate, hybrid and engineered timber flooring. We’ll let you in on a few tips in keeping your floors looking good as new.
Laminate floors are one of the cheapest flooring on the market with the look and feel of wooden floors. Laminate consists of high-density fibre core boards which are compressed tightly with a photographic print and wear layer on the top. Some of the things you need to keep in mind while cleaning laminate floorboards are the following:
- Wipe up if you spill something on them straight away
- Use soft cloths or microfiber mops to clean the laminate floorboards.
- Use a damp mop and make sure that water isn’t dripping from it.
- Try to use furniture pads so that you don’t leave scratch marks.
- You can use PH neutral cleaners or laminate cleaners to clean your floorboards but always ask your floor supplier if you’re not sure.
- Vacuum with soft hardwood compatible head.
- Don’t use a mop that is drenched with water.
- Never use abrasive cleaning tools so that you don’t scratch up your laminate floorboards.
- Try avoiding using pine-scented cleaners as they could leave soapy residue and any cleaners that say they will make your flooring shiny as you have a waxy build-up.
- Never use Murphy’s oil as it can leave streaks on your laminate floorboards.
SPC (Sandstone Plastic Composite) is a mixture of sandstone and plastic which makes it 100% waterproof. It’s easy to take care of your hybrid flooring. If you follow the following tips your flooring will look great for years to come. We sell only the best SPC hybrid flooring at Lion King Flooring.
- If you spill liquids on the hybrid floors, clean them up immediately with a clean and a dry piece of cloth. Our hybrid flooring is waterproof but sometimes some substances can cause staining if you leave them to dry.
- You can use a vacuum cleaner or a dust mop to clean the flooring so that it doesn’t have any dirt or grit. If you don’t clean it, you could end up with scratches.
- You can clean the flooring by using a damp mop alongside a non-abrasive and a soap-free cleanser which would help remove dirt and marks from the flooring.
- If the stains aren’t going away, you can use diluted rubbing alcohol.
- You can use non-silicon floor protection for the furniture legs.
- Make sure that the flooring isn’t exposed to huge changes in temperature.
- Don’t use scouring pads, abrasive cleaners or steel wool on the hybrid floors as they can scratch up the flooring.
- Don’t go use soap-based detergents as they can leave a dull finish.
- Don’t drag your furniture or other items on these floorboards, as they can leave scratches.
- Avoid using steam cleaners on hybrid floors.
- Try to avoid walking on the hybrid floors with sporting shoes or spiked heels as they can scratch or dent the floors.
- Don’t sand, lacquer, polish or wax your hybrid floors.
Engineered Timber Flooring:
These days engineered timber floors are the popular choice amongst homeowners. You can add more beauty to your home with the help of this flooring. People also use them to increase the market value of their houses. These days people don’t have a lot of ideas when it comes to maintaining their engineered timber flooring. Here are some inside tips you can follow to prolong the life of your engineered timber flooring.
- Use mats on entry points so that you don’t track in the dirt on your engineered timber flooring.
- Sweep your engineered timber flooring regularly so that you don’t damage the flooring when you walk on it. Rocks and dirt from the outside can damage your flooring if you don’t clean it.
- Try using gentle cleaning tools(soft head vacuum) so that you don’t damage the flooring.
- Use cleaners only approved for engineer timber flooring. You can always contact your floor supplier and ask them about the cleaner you are about to use on the flooring.
- Make sure that you protect your flooring from the prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
- When Sweeping the flooring and avoid using too much water. Otherwise, you are running the risk of damaging the finishing of the flooring.
- Never put electronics directly on the engineered timber flooring as the heat that is generated might damage your flooring.
- Whenever you’re using a cleaning product on flooring, make sure to read the label. The general rule for engineered timber flooring is that if it’s safe to use with the hardwood flooring, it’s safe to use with the engineered timber flooring.
- Don’t use hard water on your flooring because it makes your flooring dull. Try to use water that is softened or hardwood floor cleaners so that you can remove mineral build-up.
- Don’t use ammonia or vinegar when you’re cleaning your engineered timber flooring even though they’re a popular choice for cleaners in households. If you use them, you are going to damage the wood and tarnish the flooring.
- Don’t wear heels or sporting shoes that come with spikes on top of the engineered timber floors as you can easily scratch the flooring up.