Classic Flooring can provide and install laminated floors and hardwood floors that will beautify a home. While hardwood is often thought to be a superior choice, there are several advantages to laminate flooring. Distinct differences between the two types of flooring often make laminate a more attractive alternative. Solid hardwood of any thickness (most is 3/8″ to 3/4″) should be installed only above grade. Laminated floors can be installed above or below grade, and over virtually any other flooring surface.
Some hardwood flooring is engineered, meaning that instead of solid hardwood, it is made of several wood layers with a hardwood veneer. Laminated floors, usually 7mm to 8mm (5/16″ to 3/8″), is also made of several layers. These are laminated together which makes for stability and strength. The top surface of laminate flooring is a photograph of hardwood. High quality photographs faithfully reproduce the grain and colour of natural hardwood, and the surfaces on quality laminate flooring closely resemble real wood. Although many people insist on hardwood flooring, laminates are a long-lasting, durable, affordable option that are quickly becoming one of the most popular types of flooring.
For the modern homeowner and active families, laminated floors are fast becoming the number one choice of floor coverings. With its great characteristics for not harbouring dust, laminated floors are the number one choice for many people with allergies and ailments like asthma.
The after care that laminate flooring requires is very little and extremely simple. Cleaning laminate flooring, if carried out regularly, can keep your floor looking like new for many years to come.
Laminate Flooring Ranges
Artfloor Laminate Flooring
Supreme Laminate Flooring
Domestik Laminate Flooring
Authentik Laminate Flooring
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Laminate Flooring Cleaning Tips
The after care that laminated floors requires is very little and extremely simple. Cleaning laminate flooring, if carried out regularly, can keep your floor looking like new for many years to come. A simple brush over with a soft headed brush or a very slightly damp mop, is all that is needed when cleaning laminate flooring. Follow this with the use of a vacuum cleaner around the edges of the room, and that is all that is generally required.
Special cleaning pads are available which look very much like a mop, and have replaceable wipes that wrap around the pad which attracts the dust, etc. and these make cleaning laminate flooring even easier. Make sure that if you use a mop you do not soak the floor, as this could cause the edges of the laminate boards to start to expand and the whole floor may start to buckle.
For stain removal, do not use a strong detergent. Use a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.
For large cleaning of stains, etc. on laminate flooring, use a mop with ammonia or a mixture of water and vinegar.
Where ever possible try to use citrus-based cleaners, and not the conventional soap-based cleaners.
Always test a new cleaning product on an area of laminate flooring that is out of sight, such as under the cooker or fridge for example.
When cleaning laminated floors do not use steel wool, sand paper, or scouring powder on the laminate surface, and also never try to sand, wax, or apply furniture polish to the laminate flooring.
To avoid any marks that could potentially be left by furniture, use felt pads under the furniture legs, etc.
Try to always use a door mat at every exterior doorway. This helps trap any dirt etc., but also traps small stones and grit which may scratch the surface of your laminate flooring.
By following these supplementary tips on cleaning laminated floors, your floor should look as good as the day it was installed, for many years to come.
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