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Laminate floors require regular cleaning to prevent them from getting easily damaged. However, using harsh cleaners can actually damage the laminate. Cleaning the floors with the right mop can be a quick and easy process. At Floor Coverings International of Austin, we’re here to help. Below we’ll share the best ways to clean your laminate flooring.

Invest in the right mop

The best way to clean laminate floors is with a microfiber mop with a swivel head, as it will slide across the floor picking up dirt and pet hair. They’re easy to use and require less water, which is ideal for laminate floor.

Regularly sweep the floor

Use a dry dusting mop to regularly sweep the floors to remove everyday dirt, crumbs, hair, and etc. Everyday debris can cause damage to the flooring if you don’t regularly sweep or clean it. Don’t use a bristle brush as that can damage the surface as well. Make sure to sweep in the direction that the floor is so that you can pick up dirt that falls in the grooves of the floor. This also includes cleaning up spills as soon as they happen with a cloth or sponge. Don’t let liquids sit on the floor for too long as that can definitely damage the flooring and may even end up in requiring you to replace the floor.

Methods to mop

There are many different methods and ways to clean this type of flooring. Some of the more popular ways include homemade solutions such as a white vinegar solution, a hot water solution, or a mild detergent solution. Any of these methods will work well as long as you are diligent in getting each and every inch of the flooring once you begin mopping. Don’t use aggressive cleaners as, again, that can damage the flooring. At Floor Coverings International of Austin, we recommend starting from the middle of the room and work your way out so as not to miss any areas.

Dry it up

After you’ve finished mopping and cleaning, make sure that you completely dry the laminate. If you notice that the floor isn’t drying in a few minutes after mopping or using a water-based solution, run a hand towel or microfiber cloth over the area to ensure that it will completely dry. This is important to remember to incorporate into your cleaning process.

There are many homemade laminate cleaners you can search for on the Internet, or give us a call about. At Floor Coverings International of Austin, it’s our priority to make sure the flooring in your home is properly taken care of and exactly the way you expect and prefer it. For any of your home flooring needs, make sure to give us a call, as flooring is our specialty. We also offer free in-home consultations if you’re looking to install laminate flooring for the first time as well.